Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spanish Bishop Celebrates Usus Antiquior Funeral

This Wednesday, 28 July, the Archbishop of Saragossa, H.E. Msgr. Manuel Ureña Pastor, proceeded to reinter the remains of the family of the counts of Aranda, which had been resting in the parish church of Epila since 1745 and had to be moved during a recent restoration. Msgr. Ureña celebrated the burial according to the usus antiquior rituale in Latin. This is significant insofar as Msgr. Ureña is thus the first Spanish bishop to publicly use the usus antiquior books in Spain since the promulgation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. The parish of Epila was featured before on the NLM, cf. here.




H/t to Una Voce Málaga, which is also the source of the photos.