Thursday, April 15, 2010

First Hungarian Bishop Since Council Offers Solemn Pontifical Mass in Usus Antiquior

The blog of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli in Budapest, Hungary, report an event of particular significance for the usus antiquior in that country; namely, the celebration of a Solemn Pontifical Mass from the Faldstool by the local Auxiliary Bishop of Vác at the minor basilica of Mátraverebély-Szentkút, the national shrine of Hungary -- the first Solemn Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior by a Hungarian bishop since the time of the Council.

The Bishop was greeted by the head of the Franciscan community which administers the shrine, Fr. Peregrin Kálmán OFM, and the Office of Terce was sung by the gathered congregation.

Members of the Capitulum Laicorum S. Michaelis Archangeli took a role in the execution of this liturgy, as well as some Hungarian seminarians.

Here are a few photographs of the event.

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