Thursday, September 20, 2018

Exaltation of the Cross Photopost 2018

As always, our thanks to everyone who sent these photos of their liturgies celebrated last weekend on the Exaltation of the Cross and the feast of the Seven Sorrows. This year’s submissions include a pilgrimage to one of the oldest centers of Christianity in Italy, the traditional Mass celebrated for the first time in an American parish, and the first school Mass of the new chapel of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Floria, which we featured last month. Evangelize through beauty!

Old St Mary’s - The Oratory of Cincinnati, Ohio
Solemn Mass in the traditional rite for the Exaltation of the Cross was followed by a procession with a relic of the True Cross and a statue of the recumbent Christ; the church then held Adoration though the night in reparation for the sins of the clergy and hierarchy, for the victims of abuse worldwide, and for healing within the Church.
A relic of the True Cross
Old St Patrick’s Oratory - Kansas City, Missouri (ICKSP)
Chiesa di Monastero - Aquileia, Italy
A pilgrimage to Aquileia, the center from which Christianity spread through north-eastern Italy, was organized by the Venetian group Traditio Marciana, and held on Saturday, Sept. 15, the feast of the Seven Sorrows.
Recitation of the Creed in the Basilica in Aquileia dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the local martyrs Hermagoras and Fortunatus.
Incensation of the martyrs’ relics.
Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa, California
Mass on the feast of the Seven Sorrows
St Dominic’s Parish - Brick, New Jersey
This was the parish’s first Mass in the traditional rite since the implementation of the Novus Ordo, celebrated by the newly installed pastor, Fr Brian Woodrow, who is the liaison for the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Trenton. Servers and musicians came to help from St John the Baptist Parish in Allentown, New Jersey; the Mass was attended by a larger number of people than expected, around 325-350 in all. The liturgy concluded with the hymn “Lift High the Cross” sung by all with great fervor, and was followed by a dinner convivium in the parish hall. Future Traditional Latin Masses at St Dominic’s are currently being planned for particular feasts throughout the liturgical year.
Holy Cross Chapel at Jesuit High School - Tampa, Florida
The first school mass in the newly constructed and dedicated Chapel of the Holy Cross, and the first time the church celebrated its titular feast.

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