Sunday, August 23, 2009

What the portable altars at the Lateran looked like...


Notice the two portable altars?
One in front of the throne where the ordinations were held and one in front of the confessio, both where daily Masses were held.
And notice, too, the curtains pulled in the baldacchino?
Such reverence that only the popes could celebrate Holy Mass atop the main altar.
Let Catholic youth know these, our traditions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this a postcard?

JPSonnen said...

Yes, this and the lower post are both from postcards.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, John. What we would give for just one of these at my parish church!!!