LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Who'd 'a Thought it ?

I know I usually leave the liturgical eye-candy to other people, but I simply can’t resist sharing this photo with you.

It was taken earlier in the week, at an Ordination to the Diaconate.

Where ? No, it’s not the SSPX headquarters . . . it’s not even somewhere exciting in Italy : it’s in America; and that rather lovely seminary Chapel is so new that it was only consecrated three days before the Ordination !

Best of all . . . is the Bishop an exotic FSSP prelate from Europe ?

No – it’s the Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, and – wait for this – significantly the Chairman of the US Bishops’ Conference Committee on Divine Worship (not to mention a Commissioner of the International Committee on English in the Liturgy) !

Clearly, ‘the times they are a changing’ !

(If you want to know more about the Ordination, you can ‘read all about it’ on New Liturgical Movement here.)

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