Monday, November 30, 2009

St. Andrew's, Cologne

Today being the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, I came across this very nice photograph of the altar of the church dedicated to the Apostle in Cologne (Germany), as it was prepared this morning for the feast day's Mass (click to enlarge). St. Andrew's, a beautiful late Romanesque church begun in the 12th century with later Gothic additions, beyond housing the tomb of St. Albert the Great and the relics of the Holy Maccabees, possesses the arm of St. Andrew, the most important relic of the Apostle north of the Alps.

On this his feast day, Mass in the Ordinary Form was celebrated versus Deum and in Latin at the high altar in front of the reliquary of the Apostle. The altar is vested in a rather remarkable frontal.

Source: Politisch Unpolitisches

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