Sunday, October 05, 2008

Video Footage from the First Solemn Mass at the Toronto Oratory

As was reported here in the past couple of weeks, the Toronto Oratory celebrated their first Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior yesterday, (they normally celebrate Low Mass or Missa Cantata in the usus antiquior and they also pursue very solemn liturgy in accordance with the usus recentior as well).

This particular Mass can certainly be seen as one of the resulting fruits of the papal motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum. Following the release of that motu proprio, the Toronto Oratory increased their use of the more ancient form of the Roman liturgy from a Sunday Mass to a daily as well. Now with this Solemn Mass, yet another stage in their growth in the use of this splendid liturgical form can be witnessed.

The celebrant was the founder and superior, Fr. Jonathan Robinson, also author of the important study, The Mass and Modernity published by Ignatius Press.

Photos will be forthcoming shortly, as well as possibly some audio clips, but I am pleased to be able to present to NLM readers, for the very first time, video footage from the Toronto Oratory:

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