This past Saturday, Fr. Dominic Holtz, OP, a professor at the Angelicum in Rome (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas) celebrated a Dominican Rite Missa cantata for the feast of St Januarius and Companions at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our thanks once again to the ever-generous Tracy Dunne of Tracy Dunne Photography for sharing with us these photographs, which illustrate very nicely some of the ways in which the Dominican Mass differs from the Roman.
|Note how the acolytes face in the same direction as the priest when standing next to the altar, as opposed to the Roman custom by which they face the priest. The same is seen a few photos below.|
|The Dominican way of holding the thurible.|