Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BLESSED POPE JOHN XXIII CELEBRATING THE ONLY STYLE OF MASS HE CELEBRATED AS PRIEST, BISHOP AND POPE

This is Pope John XXIII's Coronation Mass. This is the style of the papal elevation with the trumpet fanfare! Please note the Master of Ceremonies barking orders at him. The papal Mass was very complex prior to Vatican II and somehow I wonder if "noble simplicity" wasn't directed toward it rather than the Mass as experienced in most parishes throughout the world which were nobly simple. At the end of this video other videos will come up and they are interesting to watch too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently after the new Holy Week Rites of Pope Pius XII were incorporated into the Missal, Pope John XXIII continued to use the former on Good Friday. Anyone know why?, or what his thoughts were on this?