Saturday, January 12, 2008

Catholic Mass in Westminster Abbey...


Here we can see the now Anglican (but once and still Catholic) altar dressed for Holy Mass. Immediatly behind and elevated is the tomb of Edward the Confessor (the man who actually first built the Abbey).

4 comments:

LL said...

Wonderful.

Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

My word !

Summorum Pontificum really is having an effect.

Many thanks for sharing the photos with us.

God bless Pope Benedict.

Philip said...

I agree with Fra' Lawrence. But is the altar still the original pre-Reformation Catholic one?

JPSonnen said...

It's in one of the older parts of the Abbey church. I have a hunch when the place was taken over (stolen) five-hundred years ago, it wasen't exactly sacked. I figured a big rock altar would stay for ages. The English are a practical people.