On the second day of the conference, participants were invited to a splendid parish church which sits on the banks of the Danube river, looking toward the stately palace of Budapest. The parish is that of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Mass was celebrated by Fr. Ervin Kovács.
As you approached the church itself, one could see architecturally that it was originally a gothic structure which was partially adapted later on in some fashion (whether it was built upon, or merely stylistically altered I know not).
The Mass itself incorporated beautiful chant and polyphony, provided by two children's scholas.
There are a couple of interesting liturgical notes about this liturgy, so do read on.
(The church, which is quite large, was standing room only by the time the Mass actually began and one could sense great anticipation.)
(Taking place in the context of an international liturgical conference, the homily was delivered in Latin)
(The concluding prayers after Mass)
Two interesting notes of liturgical minutiae from the ceremonies of the Pontifical Mass.
One is that it was a pleasant surprise to see the use of the (now optional) pontifical buskins and shoes -- some of you may have picked up on this in the pictures. This is particularly rare to see in large part because of pragmatic considerations: shoes are a size specific matter, very particular to an individual bishop.
(Those more aware of pontifical ceremonial might note the use of the crozier, which indeed, wasn't technically correct. However, these pontifical ceremonies are still very new here, so please do not focus upon the point.)
The annual Marie Reine du Canada pilgrimage to Notre Dame du Cap (Our Lady of the Cape) was made last weekend.
I think one can clearly see this pilgrimage as a kind of off-shoot from the Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage, which is a spectacular thing, for these sorts of events bring with them a spiritual power that can further draw people into the cause of the new liturgical movement. Indeed, we should hope for and encourage more events such as these throughout various parts of the world.
I was pleased to receive some photos of this recent pilgrimage, and I understand some video may also be forthcoming in coming days.
For more information on the pilgrimage itself, do visit the link above.
To see more photos, see here
To see all the photos, see their photo album.
Cantemus Domino features a report with images of the Extraordinary Form at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bayonne, NJ.
The NLM received word today that the seminarians at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis spent the day today in a workshop on the usus antiquior. The workshop began with a Solemn Mass offered at the old Kenrick Seminary Chapel (now the Cardinal Rigali Center), celebrated by Fr. Karl Lenhardt of the Institute of Christ the King -- who also recently celebrated the Sept. 14th Mass on EWTN with great excellence.
Here are some photos of the event.
(Note the rood loft)
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