Saturday, January 21, 2023

Epiphany 2023 Photopost (Part 2)

We are very pleased to begin our second Epiphany photopost with some very beautiful pictures of a pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke at the FSSP church in Rome, at the end of which, he blessed the parish’s new manger scene. These were taken by Don Elvir Tabaković, a former professional photographer from Croatia who is now in religious life, and putting his skills to excellent use in the service of the Church. We also have a couple of late-entries from the Christmas octave; since the season will conclude with the feast of the Purification very soon, we will post photopost request for that next week. Keep up the good work of evangelizing through beauty! 

Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini – Rome, Italy
Tradition will always be for the young!
Member of the church’s confraternity attend in their habits; a special “Sant’ Onomastico!” (Happy Name-Day) to our favorite Roman pilgrim, Agnese Bazzuchi (furthest to the right.)
Genuflecting at the words “and falling down they adored him” in the Gospel.
The proclamation of the movable feasts.
The church has two large and very heavy metal candlestick in the sanctuary, and has of recent years revived the custom of lighting them at the Sanctus during high Mass.
The Peace is given to members of the confraternity with a Pax brede.
The blessing of the new manger scene.
Church of the Assumption – Nashville, Tennessee
St Andrew – Pasadena, California
Church of the Rosary – São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
St Philip Neri Latin Mass Chaplaincy (church of St Anthony) – Burlington, Vermont
A nice example of local inculturation: since the blessing of waters on Epiphany has become so popular in recent years, and more and more people want to take some of it home, the water was blessed in the largest movable vessel available, a sap tank of the kind normally used for making maple syrup.
Holy Innocents – New York City
Solemn Mass on the church’s patronal feast
Our Lady of Mt Carmel – New York City
Midnight Mass of Christmas

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