Sunday, January 12, 2020

Epiphany 2020 Photopost (Part 2)

For our second Epiphany photopost, we cover a lot of liturgical ground, with the whole round of blessings in addition to the Mass, Vespers, and a very busy Byzantine church, in four different countries. The next series will be for the Purification; a notice will be posted closer to the date. As always, our heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed - evangelize through beauty!

St Mary’s Church – Providence, Rhode Island (FSSP)
The Three Kings have arrived!
Blessing of water on the vigil of Epiphany
First Vespers of the feast
Solemn Mass
The proclamation of the movable feasts.
Blessing of gold, frankincense, myrrh and chalk
St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Divine Liturgy of the Sunday before Theophany
Vespers of Theophany
This is one of the relatively few Vespers which includes a Gospel reading, so the priest carries both the censer and the Gospel book at the entrance procession.
The Great Blessing of the Waters
Litia after Great Compline
Divine Liturgy of St Basil on Theophany
Mater Ecclesiae – Berlin, New Jersey
Corpus Christi Maiden Lane – London, England
St Paul – Birkirkara, Malta
The blessing of chalk
Veneration of the statue of the Christ Child
Church of the Holy Rosary – São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mass, Procession with the image of the Child Jesus, Te Deum, and Blessing of the Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Littleton, Colorado (FSSP)

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