Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Dominican Missa Cantata in L’viv, Ukraine

For the last year, there has been a regular weekly celebration of the Dominican Mass in L’viv, Ukraine; hitherto, always a low Mass, but this past Sunday, it was celebrated as a Missa cantata for the first time. Of course, we are always glad to report on the continued restoration of the traditional rites per se, but I also wanted to share these in particular because of the very particular decoration of the chapel where it was celebrated. As you can see in several of the photos, the frescoes on the walls are imitated from illuminated medieval liturgical manuscripts, a very clever idea! Our thanks to the photographer, Vita Jakubowska, for permission to reproduce these. (They go as far as the genuflection during the Creed.)

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