Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween Mass At Blackfen...

Hah! Bet that got a few of you to sit up and do a double-take!! There may even have been a few keyboards covered in spat-out coffee...

Noli timere, my blogging buddies, His Hermeneuticalness has not lost his marbles and started celebrating Mass ad pumpkinitum. And the only trick-or-treat to be seen was the delightful treat of Mass in the Extraordinary Form for All Hallows' Eve... (the Vigil of All Saints, geddit?)

I discovered a new setting on my camera - "continuous shots" - and I decided to try it out. I can see how this might be useful if you want to get "paparazzi" type photos, but, if you have a particular shot in mind, it's best to stick to single shot, and practice getting the timing just right! My experiment produced a total of 321 photos... which is a bit of a pain when going through to find out some of the best ones...

I did manage to capture this one of one of our youngest servers as thurifer, obviously perfecting his swing!

We were using a really heavy Missal, and the thurifer's brother had a tricky time with the Missal and stand...

After Mass, a few of us managed to find our way to a local hostelry for lunch... and then we returned to church for Round 2 - Solemn Vespers and Benediction...

Definitely the best way to celebrate Hallowe'en!

4 comments:

Zephyrinus said...

Dear Mulier Fortis. What a magnificent way to spend All Hallows' Eve. A profound, holy way to adore God and praise him. Let Vespers and Benediction continue around the world and there will be less conflict and mayhem. Nice pics, by the way. And the vestments are rather nice, too.

Mac McLernon said...

Yes, the vestments are rather nice, aren't they? I wonder who could have donated them to Fr. Tim...?

(Ok, ok, I know you've only lent them to him...! *sigh*)

Miss Ellen E. said...

Lovely photos, Mac, as usual. I don't envy you having to go through 300 odd shots to choose them though - thank you for taking the trouble on our behalf.

truthfinder said...

If one scrolls VERY fast, it's almost a video! ;) Rosemary

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