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sábado, 18 de setembro de 2010

Papal Mass at Westminster Cathedral : This morning, our Holy Father Pope Benedict offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Cathedral of the Precious Blood in Westminster; the Mass is a Votive Mass of the Precious Blood . Here are some impressions (click to enlarge) which will be updated during the celebration.

(see Papal Visit missal here). 

The Cathedral before Mass:


View from behind the altar:


The Pope leaving the sacristy:

At the foot of the presbyterium:

Veneration of the altar:


At the cathedra:


While the choir sings the gloria of Byrd's Mass for five voices:


Bird's eye view:


Blessing of the deacon:


Proclamation of the Gospel:



The homily:


The offertory, during which Bruckner's sublime Christus factus est was sung:



Preface:


Canon:



Holy Communion:


General view:


Final blessing:


After Mass, the Holy Father adressed 2,500 young people gathered from the British parishes:


fonte:new liturgical movement