Sunday, May 15, 2011

Solemn Pontifical High Mass - St. Peter's Basilica


  1. Michael CheckleyMay 15, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    Magnificent! I wish I could have been present. And I hope this becomes a common practice at the Altar of The Chair.
    Perhaps, His Holiness celebrate ancient Mass in the basilica someday. Although, I realise the pontifical for that celebration involving the pope demands many intracies that may no longer be best practice....if that is the correct phrase. But, a papal mass using the ancient form is a peice of liturgical machinery that is rusty and perhaps not suited to the times. But, the pope can always make his celebration of the TLM what he wants it to be. I hope he does.

  2. Wow!! Great pictures! I'm glad I was able to make it this morning. Do you know why they use two different mitres throughout the Mass?

  3. This looks wonderful! Great pictures and video, John! Saw the video over at Father Z's.
    Now if only the Holy Father would say this Mass publicly....that would be the 'coup de grace' to the liberals!


  4. hey john, any ideo where the serveres at mass came from?

  5. who was the assistant priest, deacon and subdeacon?