Thursday, December 03, 2009

Something Pleasant in the State of Denmark

With many apologies for the play on words from Shakespeare's Hamlet, the following Mass announcement sent in a couple of days ago caught my attention. As seems to be the case for many others, for a variety of reasons there is a particular interest in developments such as these within Northern Europe.

The St. Charles Borromeo Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, is pleased to announce that a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne will take place in St. Ansgar's Catholic Cathedral in Copenhagen at 16:30 hrs on Sunday, January 10th, 2010 (the Feast of the Holy Family according to the 1962 calendar).

The Celebrant will be the Bishop of Copenhagen, His Excellency Czeslaw Kozon. He will be assisted by clergy of the diocese and of the FSSP.

This will be the first Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the older liturgical books celebrated in Scandinavia since the liturgical reform of 1969. The event is rendered all the more significant by the fact that it will be celebrated by the Ordinary in his own cathedral...

At present, the Mass of 1962 is offered twice monthly in the Diocese of Copenhagen, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Jesu Hjerte Kirke (Church of the Sacred Heart) in Copenhagen by priests of the diocese. We kindly ask for prayers for Bishop Kozon, and for the flowering of the liturgical and spiritual life of the Church in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia.

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