Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Nuptial Mass at the Throne - Madison, Wisconsin

Editorial assistant Ben Yanke writes: A few weeks ago, I was blessed to be united in the Sacrament of Matrimony to my amazing wife. Not only that, but we were also doubly blessed by Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison being the celebrant at our Pontifical Nuptial Mass at the Throne, and witness our vows. I hope some of the pictures of the Nuptial Rite and Mass are edifying for readers! More of them can be found here. The music was as follows:

Ordinary: Messa da Cappella a quattro voci, 1641 (Monteverdi)
Propers: Deus Israel (Votive Mass Pro Sponsis)
Procession: O God Beyond All Praising (Tʜᴀxᴛᴇᴅ, arranged by Richard Proulx)
After Last Gospel: Alma Redemptoris Mater (sung by all)
Recession: How Shall I Sing that Majesty (Cᴏᴇ Fᴇɴ, arranged by Michael Mills)

Wedding procession with
the entrance of the bishop

The bishop receives our vows as the MC holds the ritual book.

Nuptial blessing following the reception of vows

The sacred ministers bowing for the confiteor during the prayers
at the foot of the altar
The bishop, reading the introit and kyrie at the throne
Epistle chanted by the Subdeacon

The bishop, being approached by the deacon, about to give
him a blessing for the proclamation of the gospel

The gospel, chanted by the deacon

Homily delivered by Fr. Eric Bergman,
of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter

Sacred ministers going to the altar for the offertory

Bishop praying at the offertory

Incensation of the altar at the offertory

Incensation of the seminarians in choro

Two cantors chanting the communion antiphon

Improvising at communion

The assistant priest distributing communion to the faithful

Final Pontifical blessing

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