At the beginning of the month, I posted a short history of the feast of Corpus Christi. Now I can share with you some photos from our celebration of that great day in the Philadelphia area. We had a solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, followed by a procession around the church and Benediction. Neither the killer traffic into the city nor the inconvenient Thursday date deterred clergy/seminarians, altar servers, and choristers from all around--Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Wilmington, and Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter--from giving glory to God. The pastor of my parish was among those in-choir.
Many thanks to Mrs. Allison Girone, whom I met last month at the diocesan TLM community in Wilmington, Delaware, for taking these images below. You can view her blog here.
|Leading deacon and celebrant from the sacristy to the high altar|
|Incensations at the Offertory|
|Preparing for the procession|
|The priests in the procession wear chasubles not because they're concelebrating, but to represent their order in the major clergy|
|Only the Lord in the Eucharist has the honor of being preceded by two thurifers in the Roman Rite|
|Pange lingua gloriosi...|
|Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament|
|The exterior of the Cathedral at night, after the liturgy|
It may also be worth sharing these photos taken by another friend with my own camera.
|Vesting with the amice|
|Blurry, but this is me giving the kiss of peace to my pastor in-choir, after the Agnus Dei|
|Family together after Mass|
A collection of short video clips....