Saturday, August 19, 2017

Assumption 2017 Photopost (Part 2)

This second part of our Assumption photopost has just as much interesting variety as the first; we have plenty of Marian blue, another Pontifical Vespers, this time at the Cistercian abbey of Heiligenkreuz in Austria, the traditional blessing of flowers, the Byzantine Rite, the Ordinariate Rite, and a beautiful Offertory chant. We start, however, with something absolutely unique, a Low Mass celebrated according to the Use of Lyon at the Fraternity of St Peter’s church in that city. Evangelize through beauty!

Collegiate Church of St Just - Lyon, France, (FSSP)

As in most medieval Uses, the priest stretches his hands out in the form of a Cross at the Unde et memores.
After the Consecration of the chalice, the corporal, which is very much longer than a modern Roman one, is used to cover the consecrated elements.

Heiligenkreuz Abbey - Lower Austria
Pontifical First Vespers celebrated by the Abbot. (Photos courtesy of Fr Edmund Waldstein O. Cist., from his blog Sancrucensis.)

Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The annual Assumption Mass organized by Mater Ecclesiae parish in Berlin, New Jersey

Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Grazia - Palazzo Adriano, Sicily
This is one of the churches of the Greek-Catholic Albanian community in Sicily, which has its Eparchy at Piana degli Albanesi. On the August 13th, the Sunday before Assumption, the eparch, H.E Giorgio Gallaro, installed the new parish priest; a shroud representing of the Dormition of the Virgin is already set up in the church for the upcoming feast.

Cathedral of St Eugene - Santa Rosa, California
Fr Jeffrey Keyes, who sends in the much-liked photos of the designs made from amice ties, blessed a new Marian vestment before celebrating the EF Mass of the Assumption.

Our Lady of the Atonement - Sant’Antonio, Texas
Installment of the new pastor by His Excellency Stephen Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter (Photos by Kristen von Berg.)

Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel - Manhattan, New York City

St Charles Parish - Imperial Beach, California

St Joseph Oratory - Detroit, Michigan (ICKSP)

St Anthony - Des Moines, Iowa

Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman - St Aloysius Church, Caulfield North, Australia

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