Monday, June 26, 2017

Lauda Sion Salvatorem: photos from Corpus Christi 2017

At the beginning of the month, I posted a short history of the feast of Corpus Christi. Now I can share with you some photos from our celebration of that great day in the Philadelphia area. We had a solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, followed by a procession around the church and Benediction. Neither the killer traffic into the city nor the inconvenient Thursday date deterred clergy/seminarians, altar servers, and choristers from all around--Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Wilmington, and Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter--from giving glory to God. The pastor of my parish was among those in-choir.

Many thanks to Mrs. Allison Girone, whom I met last month at the diocesan TLM community in Wilmington, Delaware, for taking these images below. You can view her blog here.

Leading deacon and celebrant from the sacristy to the high altar
Incensations at the Offertory
The elevation
Holy Communion

Preparing for the procession
The priests in the procession wear chasubles not because they're concelebrating, but to represent their order in the major clergy
Only the Lord in the Eucharist has the honor of being preceded by two thurifers in the Roman Rite
Pange lingua gloriosi...

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The exterior of the Cathedral at night, after the liturgy

It may also be worth sharing these photos taken by another friend with my own camera.

Vesting with the amice
Blurry, but this is me giving the kiss of peace to my pastor in-choir, after the Agnus Dei

Family together after Mass

A collection of short video clips....

1 comment:

  1. WOW, this was a really interesting post for me and i really enjoyed it. I think that any form of evil or midevilism should not really exist in today's world. I thought we had advanced that much as a race.