Sunday, February 19, 2023

Candlemas 2023 Photopost (Part 1)

First of all, I’d like to apologize for the delay in getting to these, caused in part by several other work commitments. With these we are including some spontaneous contributions of photos of Requiem Masses celebrated for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. As always, our thanks go to everyone who sent these in, and we wish all our readers a holy and spiritually profitable Lent.

St Joseph – Troy, New York (O. Carm.)
Blessing of Candles and Procession celebrated in the traditional Use of the Carmelite Order, which has the pastoral charge of this church. Candlemas is one of the feasts on which a stational procession is held, along with Palm Sunday, the Ascension and the Assumption, as described in a post from 2019. As in many medieval Uses, the first part of the ceremony is done in white, where the traditional Roman color is violet.

Like most medieval Uses, the Carmelite Use has preserved the custom by which the priest stretches out his hands in the form of the Cross at the Unde et memores of the Canon.
Sacred Heart of Jesus – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tradition will always be for the young!
Oratory of Ss Cyril and Methodius – Bridgeport, Connecticut (ICRSP)
St Thomas Aquinas – Charlotte, North Carolina
St Rocco – Cleveland, Ohio (Mercedarian Fathers)
Requiem for Pope Benedict XVI on January 31st, one month after his passing; the chorus and musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra sang the Mozart Requiem. 
Holy Innocents – New York City
Requiem for Pope Benedict XVI

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