Saturday, September 18, 2010

Papal Mass at Westminster Cathedral

This morning, our Holy Father Pope Benedict offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Cathedral of the Precious Blood in Westminster; the Mass is a Votive Mass of the Precious Blood (see Papal Visit missal here). Here are some impressions (click to enlarge) which will be updated during the celebration.

The Cathedral before Mass:

View from behind the altar:

The Pope leaving the sacristy:

At the foot of the presbyterium:

Veneration of the altar:

At the cathedra:

While the choir sings the gloria of Byrd's Mass for five voices:

Bird's eye view:

Blessing of the deacon:

Proclamation of the Gospel:

The homily:

The offertory, during which Bruckner's sublime Christus factus est was sung:



Holy Communion:

General view:

Final blessing:

After Mass, the Holy Father adressed 2,500 young people gathered from the British parishes:

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