Sunday, August 22, 2021

Assumption 2021 Photopost (Part 1)

We have received enough photos of Assumption liturgies to make two posts this year, in addition to our special coverage of the major Masses of the vigil in London and the feast itself in Philadelphia, so there is plenty of time to send in more to As always, we are very grateful to everyone who share these with us - the good work of evangelizing through beauty continues!

Chapel of the Austrian Pilgrimage Hospice – Jerusalem
St Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Church – Los Gatos, California
In many Byzantine churches, the Dormition of the Virgin is celebrated with rites that in some ways imitate the rites of Good Friday, including a burial shroud with an image of the sleeping Virgin.
The Gospel at Orthros, which is said with the same ceremonies as at the Divine Liturgy. Although the Byzantine Rite does not have a mandatory liturgical color scheme like that of the Roman Rite, there are many customs concerning their use, and blue on feasts of the Virgin is almost universal among the Slavs.
The Presentation of the Gifts at the Great Entrance of the Divine Liturgy.
The Anaphora
The faithful are invited to Holy Communion
The Ambon Prayer at the end of the Divine Liturgy (said by a concelebrant).
Procession with the shroud
Veneration of the shroud.
Church of St Charles – Prague, Czech Republic
Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory – San José, California (ICRSP)
Mass and procession with the statue of the Virgin Mary; the oratory is currently in temporary quarters due to pandemic restictions.
Fete-Dieu du Teche – Bayou Teche, Louisiana
This annual riverboat procession with the Blessed Sacrament, in which parishioners from churches all over Louisiana participate, also commemorates the arrival of the French-Canadian immigrants in Acadia in 1765, after tremendous hardships endured on their journey from the Canadian maritime provinces and what is now the American state of Maine.  
Old St Patrick Oratory – Kansas Ciry, Missouri (ICRSP)
First solemn Mass of Canon Bryan Silvey, a native son of this church who was ordained to the priesthood on July 1st – ad multos annos!
Holy Innocnent – New York City
Photos by Mr Arrys Ortañez

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