Monday, 2 February 2009

Anticipation...

Jonathan, one of our senior servers, is a bit of a handyman. Not satisfied with building a super-structure for the back of the High Altar, he decided that we really needed something along the lines of frontals, in the correct liturgical colours, to dress it up a bit. So he has knocked up a structure from which to hang things.

On Sunday morning, after Mass, I happened to notice various items being tried out for size, like this red frontal...

Later today we will have Mass for the Purification of Our Lady, also known as Candlemas. It should be interesting: the vestments are purple for the blessing of candles and procession, and white for the Mass itself. Not sure what will happen with the altar frontals. I feel a You Tube video coming on...

In the meantime, one of the other senior servers sent me this little gem, with strict instructions not to let Jonathan see it, lest he get any ideas...

3 comments:

George said...

Oh that really is beautiful. An absolute joy upon which to ponder the awesome greatness of our God. I can only imagine the LM being celebrated here.

Now where's our Jonathan when you need him? Snowed in somewhere no doubt.

Mark said...

Eeek! No!

Truly I love it, but don't let Jonathan near the computer again! ;-)
...I just fear Fr Tim not even being able to get near the Tabernacle for the Super-Gradines... ;-P

Monica said...

The use of the purple cope for Candlemas was discontinued with effect from Candlemas 1962 - so there shouldn't be any need to change colours.

I know this for a fact, because as a young altar server on that feastday that year, our PP (a truly wonderful priest, a convert from Methodism, but not given to liturgical changes) expressed his annoyance! He died 6 weeks later and the date is etched on my memory.

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