Thursday, June 11, 2009

Corpus Christi 2009 in Rome

Some impressions from the Mass and procession on the feast of Corpus Christi celebrated by Pope Benedict in Rome:

The Holy Father is wearing a Roman chasuble - the same as for the Epiphany:


The introit Cibávit eos is sung:



The Most Holy Name is sung in the Gloria (note Pope Benedict's coat of arms on the backdrop, and St. Pius X's on the back of the throne):



The sequence Lauda Sion Salvatorem is sung:



The homily:


Offertory:


Here we see the arms of Paul VI on the chasuble:


The canon:


The altar:


Holy Communion:



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:



The Sacrament is transferred to the vehicle for the procession:


The procession begins:





The procession has reached St. Mary Major. Adoration at the stational altar:



Veneremur cernui (from Pope Benedict's coat of arms on the cope we can infer that it is a new cope made for him. It is very lightweight, indubitably in view of the Pope's advanced age and the heat of the Roman summer):



The monstrance is given to the Holy Father...


...for the Eucharistic blessing: