Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Pilgrimage in Hungary

Our good friends over at the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli made certain to inform us of some recent events taking place in Catholic Hungary.

A pilgrimage was coordinated to Mátraverebély-Szentkút, the national Marian shrine of Hungary -- whose rector is very friendly to the usus antiquior we are told.

The pilgrimage was took place within the context of the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, beginning with the night office on Friday, a Solemn Pontifical Mass on Saturday and concluded with some popular liturgical and paraliturgical events, including folk vespers, a Marian litany, the Te Deum, and Benediction. (As a personal aside, I have met many of these folks when participating in a liturgical conference hosted a few years ago, and they are doing excellent work there.)

Here are just a few photos from the events. We have described these rites many times in the past, so I will let the photos just stand as they are, with a couple of notations.

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Vesting for Mass

The seldom seen "praegustatio" or pre-tasting of the bread and wine

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