Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pontifical Mass of Msgr. Burke in Essen

Today, Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, celebrated Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior in the Cathedral of Essen, Germany. The occasion was the annual meeting of Pro Missa Tridentina, a German Una Voce association. The diocesan bishop, Most Rev. Franz-Josef Overbeck, attended in choir and help distributing Holy Communion. The Mass celebrated was of Our Lady of Good Counsel, with second orations pro papa. Here are some first images taken from the live broadcast of the cathedral's webpage.

Above: The deacons sing the confiteor before Holy Communion.

Above: Msgr. Burke distributes Holy Communion above, while Msgr. Overbeck does so below.

Above: General view of the cathedral.

Above: Msgr. Burke sitting with the gremial.

Above: Final blessing.

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