Friday, April 17, 2009

The Organization of the Pre-Conciliar Cappella Papale

Coming forth from the recent post on the NLM of some rare images of Holy Week in the papal chapel prior to the post-conciliar liturgical reforms, comes a reader submission. They share the following diagram which details the historical arrangement of the various members of the papal court in the context of the papal chapel.

I felt this may be of some historical interest to some of our readers, both liturgically and ecclesiastically (and really is just generally interesting, given that it is a part of our heritage and accordingly seems worthwhile to document here).

(Clicking on the image will bring up a larger view. The image contains numbers which are explained in the index below.)

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