Saturday, January 04, 2020

Christmas 2019 Photopost (Part 4)

Our fourth and final Christmas photopost beautifully highlights the richness of our Catholic liturgical tradition, with several examples of the various feasts and rites attached to the Christmas octave, especially in the first two items. We will soon begin the next photopost series with your Epiphany liturgies; a reminder will be posted tomorrow. Have a blessed feast, and continue the good work of evangelizing through beauty!

Parish of St John Henry Newman – Melbourne, Australia
Midnight Mass of Christmas
Dawn Mass of Christmas
The feast of St Stephen the First Martyr
Blessing of wine on the feast of St John the Evangelist
Mass on the feast of the Holy Innocents
Vespers
Church of St Mary – Providence, Rhode Island (FSSP)
Bringing the Baby Jesus to the cresche before Midnight Mass
On the feast of St Stephen, new members are enrolled in the Archconfraternity of St Stephen Servers’ Guild, the first time this ceremony was performed since the FSSP took over the pastoral care of the church in August of 2018.
Blessing of wine on St John’s Day
St Patrick – Wilmington, Delaware
Mass of the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (Photos by Allison Girone)
Mary, Mother of God – Taipei, Taiwan
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar – São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Church of the Holy Rosary
St Leo – Columbus, Ohio

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