Friday, July 11, 2008

Papal Missal for WYD Released

The Sacramentary for the liturgical celebration of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during his Apostolic Journey to Sydney for the XXIII World Youth Day has been released by the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. You can find it online as a pdf at the Vatican website here. At a first glance it is very encouraging to see that at both public Masses, the one in Sydney's Cathedral as well as the large one for the conclusion of WYD, the Roman Canon will be used. At the first occasion, apparently the entire ordinarium will be sung in Latin, whereas at the WYD Mass, at least the Pater noster will be sung in Latin, as well as the Angelus Domini (which has been incorporated into the concluding rites, as is also sometimes done in Rome) and the Pontifical Blessing.

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Speaking of the World Youth Day, some first pictures of the Juventutem pilgrims, who are attached to the usus antiquior, can be found at the blog of the same name here. This one is of a Pontifical Mass celebrated by H.E. Basil Meeking, the Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand (click to enlarge).

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