Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More images of altar arrangements

One of our priestly readers from England sent in some photos of the altar arrangement he has adopted in his parish, based upon Pope Benedict's own arrangement.

Thanks for sending these in. I continue to hope that we will see this sort of arrangement spread, and that we might soon also begin to see more and more Masses celebrated ad orientem, which is the logical conclusion of adopting this arrangement.

Speaking further to this topic, another reader sent in the following image today, inspired by Fr. Thompson's recounting of the Vigil in the Sepulchre:

The picture shows a Vespers service with Patriarch Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

You'll notice here the same arragement of cross and candles on the altar, as well as the 7th candle.

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