Monday, June 15, 2009

Usus Antiquior News from Poland

This Sunday, 14 June, two significant Masses were celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Poland.

In the Franciscan church of St. Anthony in Poznań (Posen), H.E. Grzegorz Balcerek, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Poznań, sung Pontifical Mass on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of a regular celebration of Mass in the usus antiquior in Poznań. The Polish blog Pod Mitrą has excellent images of the occasion, of which here is a selection:

Also on Sunday, in the Church of the Holy Cross in Rzeszów, Fr. Sławomir Jarząb, who was ordained a priest on 30 May by H.E. Kazimierz Górny, the bishop of Rzeszów, celebrated a First Mass as a solemn Mass in the older use. Six others of the twelve priests ordained on 30 May also attended the Mass and imparted their new priest's belssing to the faithful. Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny has photos, here are some of them:

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