Just another day in Urbe.
Thanks for the video. The only thing that irritated me was the frequent panning over to the ceiling of the Pantheon. Once should have been more than enough, but precious seconds were taken away from the Mass for meaningless views of the hole in the ceiling.I spot two Norbertines in their white habits singing in the schola.
I notice Norbertines....was this Solemn Mass in the Praemonstratention Rite?
Thank you for posting, this is very special. Very proud of our Aussie celebrant !
Very cool. Did they keep all tourists out?
Thank you so much for posting this. It is so beautiful! It's a real inspiration to those of us who are so far away from Rome (in miles only!) but are working/planning/hoping to get there some day.God bless you,( and keep it up)
The truth is, the dome is often shot as I didn't want to show how the pews were empty - that's why the dome. Anyways, the dome is the most important achievement of ancient Roman architecture (it remains the worlds largest masonry vault).It was Roman rite, but Rome Norbertines from Cali are the best and have a deep liturgical sensus and are generous with their time and talent. A police guard kept the tourists out near the entrance.
Why were the pews so empty? Was this Mass at a awkward time or not well publicised?There are so many more EF Masses now but what is the attendance like? Most pictures and videos don't show the pews but this is crucial to knowing how well the EF is being accepted and embraced by the people and not juist by small groups of ultra conservatives.Empty pews can be discouraging but Summorum POntificum is less than two years old. Brick by brick as Fr. Z says.
Which propers were said during this Mass?
It was an unscheduled Mass during the lunch hour.
The shots of the dome were fine. So was the rest of the video. It's a little bit more than a "hole in the ceiling" for anyone who appreciates architecture, engineering and history. Keep up the great work, John. What an extraordinary event in an extraordinary setting. Keep posting videos like this!
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