Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pictures of the Solemn Mass in Brooklyn - Church of St. Cecilia

Altar before Mass
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Beginning of Mass - Prayers at the Foot of the Altar
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The Subdeacon chants the Epistle
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The beginning of the Solemn Gospel
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The Solemn Gospel
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Offertory - Subdeacon receives the Humeral Veil from the M.C.
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Offertory - Deacon spreads the Corporal on the Altar
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Offertory - Offering of the Chalice; Subdeacon has just descended from the Epistle side with the Humeral Veil on his shoulders
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After the Sanctus was recited
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Before the Consecration

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The Our Father
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Before the Pax
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Chanting of the Confiteor before Holy Communion
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Distribution of Holy Communion

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Recession
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Additional information provided:

1) The Solemn red set of Vestments were handmade in Rome in 1893.

2) The Humeral Veil was made in France in 1906.

3) The Communion rail carpets/cushions were donated because they were going to be used for the traditional Mass.

4) High schoolers had the opportunity to write an essay about their experience at this Mass. The winner (the one who writes the best essay) will be awarded $1,000.

5) Some other people made other types of donations to help with the organization of this Solemn Mass.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

These pictures are great! Thanks for sharing. I really love the look of that church. It's quite impressive.

Anonymous said...

No incense burning?! What type of solemn mass doesn't have incense??

latinmass1983 said...

Of course there was incense! It was a Solemn Mass.

Picture #4 (starting from the top) - The Thurifer is handing the thurible to the M.C.

The thurible is not seen because it was to one side of the Altar (sort of like a mini-Sacristy). So, no intense smoking is seen.