Friday, January 09, 2009

Usus Antiquior: from the Vatican Basilica...





From the outward beauty of the rites we can see the invisible things of God as the Apostle teaches, being understood by the things that are made: his eternal power also, and divinity (Romans 1:20).
These photos were taken this morning in the crypt of the Vatican Basilica in the Polish Chapel of the Madonna of Częstochowa. Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jeffry Moore. It was a beautiful moment, near the tomb of the Blessed Apostle Peter. Thanks, Fr. Moore!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How vould it be the Tridentine Latin Mass, with the priest facing the people?

If they start saying the Tridentine Latin Mass this way, it is terrible.

Anonymous said...

There is no tabernacle.

levavi said...

Don't be stupid - the S. Peter's is facing the "wrong" way round already, so to face the people is to face east.

levavi said...

Don't be stupid - the S. Peter's is facing the "wrong" way round already, so to face the people is to face east.

Mitch said...

It is a side chapel in the Catacombs. Why do people have to be so critical of a Mass celebrated the best way it could be on that particular altar. I've seen that chapel in person, I think it would be hard to celebrate ad orientem on it, so instead of celebrating on that altar in a forced way considering its surroundings, it is best to do it that way. Also b/c its a side chapel there is no need for a tabernacle, the tabernacle is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the main floor of the Basilica.

JPSonnen said...

Holy Mass is celebrated facing East in expectation of the second coming on the last day for the general judgment.

Anonymous said...

There is a crucifix in front. One is facing Christ; one is celebrating ad orientem. It is in the norm of things. Besides, the only other person was at my side serving the Mass. Best, don Jeffry