Sunday, December 13, 2015

Immaculate Conception 2015 Photopost (Updated)

Our thanks to all those who sent in their photographs of liturgies celebrated on the Immaculate Conception. These are posted in the order received; the last entry, from Santiago, Chile, has some blue vestments, in accordance with the famous Spanish indult for the use of blue on this feast. Our next photopost will be of Rorate Masses, and Masses for Gaudete Sunday; please send your photos in by the 24th.

Update: Some more photos with blue vestments have been added below, from our friends in the Philippine Islands.

Église de la Mission de France - Marseilles, France
The chasuble shown here is the work of an independent professional vestment maker, Genevieve Gomi, who sent in these photos, and was used for the first time at the Mass of the Immaculate Conception. She calls this vestment “Ephesus” in honor of the Ecumenical Council that defined the Virgin Mary’s title of “Mother of God.”

St Anthony’s Catholic Church - Des Moines, Iowa

Church of the Holy Ghost - Tiverton, Rhode Island
Celebrated by Fr Jay Finelli, aka the iPadre, with our own Fr Thomas Kocik serving as deacon.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon - North Jackson, Ohio
Mass celebrated by the Rector, Mons. Anthony Spinosa, Rector, with music by the Basilica Mens Schola and the St. Cecilia Chorale. The Porta Sancta was incensed, blessed and then opened after the tapping with the crosier, after which the faithful processed into the basilica, as the Litany of Saints was chanted. The Schola sang the propers of the Mass, and the choir sang the mass of Saint Joan of Arc.

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Garden Enclosed - Warfhuizen, the Netherlands
Mass celebrated entirely by candlelight, in the manner of a Rorate Mass

The Oratory of St Philip Neri - Toronto, Ontario

Holy Innocents - New York City

Our Lady of Victory - Santiago, Chile

Parish of the Most Holy Redeemer - Diocese of Cubao, Philippine Islands

Consecration to the Immaculate Conception

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