Once again, many thanks to Dr.Buck Melton for taking these grand pictures of our Solemn Sung EF Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with our combined choirs once again singing Shubert's Mass in G.
The vestment I'm wearing was a Christmas gift to me about 15 years ago. It comes from Mexico and had the maniple, burse and veil. I wondered why in the world anyone would give me a gift like this as I didn't particularly like Roman vestments and knew that I would never wear it, use the burse or veil and certianly never wear the maniple. God confounds the proud!
Heads up, on Easter Sunday at 1:00 PM, we will celebrate a High Latin Mass as a reform of the reform of the Ordinary Form Mass. Our men's schola will chant the Gregorian Propers and the Gregorian Chants of the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Santus, Mysterium Fidei, Pater Noster and Agnus Dei. I will chant the Gospel in English. The Responsorial Psalm will be replaced with the Latin Gradual for Easter Day and the Sequence will be chanted in Latin after the second reading and prior to the normal singing of the Gospel Allelua, with English verse.
The Introit, Offertory and Communion Antiphons will be chanted in Latin according to the EF form. The Asperges will be chanted in the EF form but as a prelude to the actual Ordinary Form Mass, with the Vidi Aquam chanted by the schola. I will say the Roman Canon in Latin, but chant beginning with the Epiclesis through the institution narratives. (By the way I have a 2003 Ordinary Form Latin Missal). However, the Collect, Prayer over the Offerings, Preface and Post Communion Prayers will be chanted in English from the 2012 Missal. Oh, and the Mass will be ad orientem. All the greetings and preface dialogue will be in Latin but the Confiteor and Lord I am not worthy will be in English. Be there or be square!