Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Excerpts of a Solemn Mass from Pluscarden Abbey, 1948 -- in Colour

Here is a very rare bit of video -- colour no less -- coming from 1948 and showing highlights of the Solemn Mass which took place on the site of the original high altar in the ruins of Pluscarden Abbey as part of the restoration of the same.

This will be of interest from a variety of perspectives, including those interested in monastic liturgy and the monastic liturgical character, as well as for those interested in ceremonial dress and protocol in the pre-conciliar years.

The whole video is worth watching, but if you wish to focus on the liturgical aspects of the video, skip ahead to the 4:00 minute mark.

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