Thursday, April 06, 2017

Passiontide Photopost 2017 (Part 2) - Zeal for Tradition Continues!

In the 40 hours since we published the first set of photos of your churches with the crosses and statues veiled for Passiontide, we have received quite a few more. In part one, I stated that we would likely get to doing three posts; this has proved incorrect, and we will definitely get up to four; I am pretty certain that this is the first time this has happened for any of our photopost requests. They are published in the order received, so if you don’t see yours here, be assured, I will get to them in the next couple of days. Fr Ian Farrell, who sent in the photos of St Joseph’s in Manchester, England, wrote that his parish is “anxious to honour all the traditions Mother Church has handed down to us.”; again, what a very heartening sign this is of the rediscovery of our Catholic liturgical patrimony.

This set will include a couple of posts from churches of the Ordinariate, an interesting Sicilian take on the veiling, and some photos (not of veils!) from a church of the Byzantine Rite. Evangelize through beauty!

St Agnes - New York City

Holy Innocents - New York City

Triduum rehearsal
Incarnation Catholic Church - Orlando, Florida (Ordinariate)

St Mary’s Parish - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Tradition is for the young!
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church - Homer Glen, Illinois
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent, Matins of Thursday (anticipated), with the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete, and the reading of the life of St Mary of Egypt. See this recent post for a bit of explanation of the ceremony, which is one of the highlights of the Byzantine Great Lent. 

The churches of St Anthony Abbot and St Bartholomew - Giarratana, Sicily
Here we see an excellent example of the custom of covering the altar not with purple drapes, but with images of the Lord’s Passion in monochrome. Five years ago, I published some photos of the FSSP’s German seminary visiting an abbey which uses similar decoration for the whole of Lent.

St John the Baptist - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania (Ordinariate)

An altar piece with its wings closed for Passiontide, an extremely common arrangement in the Middle Ages.
St Joseph’s - Longsight, Manchester, England (Diocese of Salford)

Cathedral of St Eugene - Santa Rosa, California
St Mary’s - Norwalk, Connecticut

St Elizabeth - Kenosha, Wisconsin

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Pontifical Shrine - New York City

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