Tuesday, June 18, 2019

20th Anniversary Celebration of the EF in the Diocese of Albany

On Trinity Sunday, the church of St Mary in Albany, New York, held a solemn Mass to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Extraordinary Form in the diocese of Albany. The Mass was celebrated in the presence of the Ordinary, His Excellency Bishop Edward Sharfenberger, with the Bishop Emeritus, H.E. Howard Hubbard, attending in choir. Bishop Sharfenberger preached the sermon, and a Te Deum was sung in thanksgiving at the end of the Mass. Our thanks to the organizers and to the photographer, Jamie Seminara, for permission to reproduce these photographs.

At the Gloria in excelsis.
The Gospel
The incensation of the bishop after the Gospel
At the Creed
The beginning of the Offertory
The Pontifical Blessing
The bishop intones the Te Deum
Fr Romaeus Cooney, a member of the Carmelite community at St Joseph’s church in Troy, New York, which celebrates the traditional Carmelite Rite, attended the Mass in choir; he helped to get the EF group in the diocese of Albany up to doing a weekly sung Mass and the ceremonies of the Paschal Triduum.

More recent articles:

For more articles, see the NLM archives: