I got some hate-mail today, and now I know why: the notes I wrote regarding the Restored Order of Holy Week have resurfaced.
I don't know why the notes I wrote were mentioned in this discussion, since Seraphim is speaking of the question regarding the Restored Order of Holy Week within the context of the SSPX understanding of the crisis presently afflicting Holy Mother Church, or at least that is what I assume since he is not a sedevacantist and is not necessarily addressing sedevacantists.
The notes do not make sense to non-sedevacantists because it was not written for them, but rather to disabuse such people as Fr. Cekada, Dr. Droleskey, Bp. Sanborn, &c., of their erroneous theories regarding the subject in question.
I just hope that whatever position one takes regarding this important question is substantiated by approved sources and not contingent on conspiracy theories and garbage from Morrison's Traditio site or the shabby scholarship of untrained acephalous sedevacantists Priests who only have ad hominems as a reply to the queries I raised. Rev. Fr. Stefano Carusi's article cited by Seraphim is the best documented article I have seen regarding this question.
1) The "recognize-and-resist" traditional Catholics who eschew sedevacantism and follow the typical editions of the Roman Missal and Breviary prior to the promulgation of the liturgical reforms of Pope Pius XII are not the object of my critiques because they are informed by a different ecclesiological orientation. I have not studied enough the seminal texts and the present day discourse of their circles to enable me to write anything substantial regarding their stance, but (as I have written before) their liturgical praxis appears to be consistent with their understanding of the ecclesiastical question. I cannot blame them for rejecting the reforms of Pope Pius XII when they recognize Benedict XVI as the Supreme Pontiff and yet act as if he is not at Rome.
2) The exigencies of conscience compelled me to present "the other side" of the issue in current discourse of sedevacantist polemics. It is not a secret that the "liturgical question" has been abused and manipulated as a strategic tool employed and devised with the purpose to attract those of the faithful who have been betrayed and disenfranchised by certain clerics (SSPX, Fraternity of St. Peter, the Novus Ordo, etc.), only assure themselves their minds, hearts and wallets. The lack of unity amongst the sedevacantist clerics themselves substantiates that this is indeed the reality of the question.
I earnestly desire and pray that the betrayal of Bp. Fellay may not push you who have been troubled and afflicted by the current crisis within the SSPX into some "traditionalist/sede" version of Jonestown.
3) I know most traditionalists (regardless of their opinion regarding "sedevacantism") disagree with me regarding this question, and vehemently so. However, what concerns me is not whether other Catholics agree with whatever my personal opinions may be, but that they may have access to information from approved sources so that they may arrive at informed and orthodox conclusions, guided by prayer and holy grace. The faithful should at least see both sides of the question before they decide what Chapels to attend, and such other things.
Ultimately we indeed disagree to only agree because we all want the same thing: the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother Church.
Whatever position one takes, it is worthless and even noxious unless one leads a better interior life because of it: giving oneself over to works of piety, charity and penance; perseveringly practicing interior and exterior mortification; frequenting the holy Sacraments and seeking the spiritual direction of a devout and learned Priest; and abandoning oneself with filial confidence unto the designs of Divine Providence, whilst consecrating completely all that one is and has to Mary Most Holy, so that she may jealously preserve us by her benign tutelage and maternal patronage as Mediatress of All Graces.
Post script: Please use good scholarship as your foundation, such as that of Rev. Fr. Stefano Carusi, rather than trash from conspiracy theorists who use unsubstantiated claims as their sole reasoning.