Friday, 21 March 2008
Today our Holy Father made his appearance wearing a Roman chasuble at the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion. Another step. The ceremony took place inside St Peter's Basilica, on account of the cold outside.
I was intrigued to see that lace was much in evidence among the ceremonieri and the higher clergy: in our celebrations, we were careful to use plain linen (& polyester, I suppose) throughout.
I also noticed that the Holy Father made the sign of the cross (discreetly) with the Host before receiving Communion. I suppose this means we may all do so, if his practice is the definition of the Roman liturgy.
I also noted with pleasure the reappearance of the seven acolytes at the Maundy Thursday celebration.
Posted by Pastor in Valle Emeritus at 18:15