Monday, 19 April 2010

Viva Il Papa!

Today was the fifth anniversary of the election of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. That day was certainly a memorable one, and deservedly so. I blogged about how I heard the news, and, if you fancy a trip down memory lane, go and check out the post - there are pictures and two videos to help jog the memory, and I have another clip from the year before!

As a way of marking the anniversary, there was a Solemn High Mass at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane. Fr. Tim Finigan was celebrant, Fr. Patrick Hayward was deacon, and Fr. Charles Briggs was sub-deacon.

The Mass was the one for the Chair of St. Peter, and, in honour of the occasion, Fr. Tim preached a rousing sermon. We finished with a Te Deum and then a few verses of God bless our Pope: I think I shall have to learn that one off by heart, as I never seem to have a copy of the words to hand when I need them!

I had remembered to bring my camera, and so managed to take a few photos - I shall try to make a YouTube video with them when I have some time, but, in the interim, here are the highlights...

As far as forward-facing altars go, this one is pretty good, but I still want to take a large bulldozer to it, as it really spoils the line of sight to the High Altar...

I hope I haven't disappointed the very nice lady sitting behind me - she congratulated me on being a really good photographer (she had seen my photos used on Fr. Tim's blog) - in reality, of course, all I do is point the camera and click. The results are rather snazzy though!!

5 comments:

Clare@ BattlementsOfRubies said...

Wow. Thank you for the links to the memory jogging posts.
The interview with Christina Odone was eye opening to me. She has a great facility with words which makes her appear ( to my mind) to be more on top of the issue than perhaps she actually is.
I thought Fr Burke did an excellent job of putting the plain facts on the table.
Paxo did well too I thought. I was glad to see that he didn't try to stitch the priest up as a number of other journalists would have.

It's funny to recall all that to mind now because I was away from the church then. But still
I remember being very interested, and pleased that a conservative and orthodox cardinal had been elected. Liberal, vapid catholicism had turned me off in the first place. It's either true or it's not.

Oh, and LOVELY photographs!

( PPS. Good Lord you get a lot of readers! My stats had a great jump after you gave me a shout out!)

shevyn said...

woow...
great photos Mac.

I almost forget that April 19th is the anniversary of our pope.
Thanks to you, this post gives me a reminder to pray for him.

I compiled news from VIS, and several pic from AP photos to update my blog (in Indonesian).

http://kcrt.blogspot.com/2010/04/selamat-atas-5-tahun-bertahtanya-bapa.html

Ben said...

Argh. There is nothing more frustrating than a Novus Ordo Supper Table of Worship cluttering up an otherwise perfect sanctuary...

Great photos nonetheless! Someday I will make it across the pond.

Catholic with Attitude said...

Beautiful Mass! I loved the papal hymn at the end. I'm going to try and track it down on youtube or somewhere similar.

Catholic with Attitude said...

I tracked down the hymn and have popped it on my blog here if you want to watch it:

http://catholicwithattitude.blogspot.com/2010/04/god-bless-our-pope-great-good.html

Benedicite.

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