Sunday, January 06, 2008

Epiphany: Rome

The always interesting blog, ORBIS CATHOLICVS, has posted some photos from the Feast of Epiphany in Rome.

Lovely vestments, and always lovely to see what is going on in the liturgical life and piety of Rome.

Incidentally, as an aside, I found this quite interesting:

"Americans arrive in Rome and are often lost with the rules prescribing the etiquette - correct procedure - for when a priest is available in the confessional.

"The confessional box in Italy that you will see is likely hundreds of years old and so there is no bulb which shines to signal when confessions are available, etc.

"The protocol is this - when you see part of the stole visible as in the photo here then you know that the priest is in the confessional and available for confessions."

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