Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A Few More Photos...

The Requiem Mass has proved to be a popular post: I've had over 600 hits today, which is twice the normal traffic. Exploration of SiteMeter revealed that most of the referrals have been from the highly-esteemed New Liturgical Movement blog.

Shawn Tribe gave a link to the post, but he also put up copies of most of the photos, so anyone hoping to see some different shots would be disappointed... as a result, I thought I'd add a few more photos. I'm almost disappointed that I didn't make a slide show (only almost - the catafalque really does get in the way!)

One of the sweetest moments happened before Mass - one of our youngest servers, trying to light the candles... a bit of a stretch when he can barely see over the altar...

The next photo shows Fr. William Young chanting the epistle...

Priest, deacon and subdeacon seated during the singing of the Gradual and Tract...

Monsignor Gordon Read proclaims the Gospel: the lack of candles and incense at this point was a surprise to me...

The incensing of the priest during the Offertory (there is a picture of the incensing of the gifts in the previous post...)

The priest kisses the altar: I forget which point this was, exactly, as he did it a few times... it's during the Preface, I think...

And, finally, the Elevation of the Chalice...

There is a good account of the Mass itself over at Patricius' blog, Singulare Ingenium, as well as a few words from His Hermeneuticalness himself...

While I'm at it, I'd just like to point out that while these two esteemed bloggers refer to Nicholas "Breakspeare" all the Catholic schools named after him seem to leave off the final "e"...

1 comment:

Patricius said...

Thanks for the referrence Mac. It took me ages to write the post for some obscure reason, and I wasn't too pleased with the end result (owing to my own want of vocabulary, and getting caught in the obscure history of Sequences!), but it was an important occasion to mark an important anniversary so something had to go up.

''Esteemed blogger!'' - Gratias tibi ago, sed haudquaquam sum peritus in scribendo commentariorum! (I give you thanks, but I am by no means an expert in the writing of blogs!)

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