Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Feast of the Holy Innocents - Ad Orientem in Cologne Cathedral

Yesterday, on the feast of the Holy Innocents, His Eminence Joachim Cardinal Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the high altar of Cologne Cathedral, in front of the Shrine of Three Magi. The holy sacrifice of the Mass was offered for the defence of life. Here are some photographs of the Mass:

Celebration at the high altar is not uncommon in Cologne Cathedral. Here are two other examples, the second of which shows Mass on 23 July 2009, the feast of the translation of the relics of the Three Magi.

All photos come from NLM friend Stanislaus.

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