Tuesday, March 19, 2013
TWO CHANGES IN PAPAL INSTALLATION AS IT BEGINS AND I POST AS I SEE IT HAPPEN!
1. NO PROCESSION OF GIFTS!!!
2. THE POPE WILL NOT DISTRIBUTE HOLY COMMUNION!!! Perhaps the Holy Father doesn't want people to think that receiving from him is better than anyone else? We need to hear from him why there is no procession of gifts and he doesn't distribute Holy Communion.
BENEDICTINE ALTAR ARRANGEMENT BUT CANDLES MORE ANGLED TO SIDES OF ALTAR, VERY NICELY, AND WHICH I THINK IS A VERY GOOD MOVE, CRUCIFIX DEAD CENTER WITH BISHOP'S CANDLE BEHIND IT!
The pope is wearing simple matching chasuble with the matching miter he wore at the Sistine chapel! The Eastern Rite and Orthodox will have to become the model for us more traditionally minded vestment likers and they are wearing crowns not miters. The tiara would have had special significance for them in healing the Great Schism?
No lace for anyone! However, the Holy Father's alb has a nice lace-like insert at the bottom.
I don't think the Holy Father is wearing French Cuffs and cuff links as he did on the Loggia the night of his election. It appears to be a long sleeve white shirt with button cuffs.
The choirs are magnificent as is the music!!!! Thank you Your Holiness, Benedict XVI, Pontiff Emeritus!
Same outside throne!
The pallium is the same as Benedict's and the ring is quite nice!
BOMBSHELL: The readings are in two different locations! The Epistle side for the Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm (chanted by a young chorister boy) and Epistle!
The Greek Catholic Deacon wears a horrible dalmatic of the Easter Rite, but with brown to match the pope's interesting vestments.
There will not be a reading of the Gospel in Latin by a Latin Rite deacon, only by the Byzantine Deacon in Greek. I like that there aren't two readings and this shows forth our unity I think a bit better.
Franciscans are the acolytes of the Mass wearing their foot gear, cool!
The Gospel is chanted in Greek from the Gospel side of the altar!
There are no lavish flowers. The Holy Father preaches the homily standing and at a podium without the miter. A podium is brought to the chair for him to do so! He has his homily written out.
Homily: We must respond to God's call as St. Joseph did. We must protect Christ in our lives. We must be protectors and protect all creation and all of us, no matter whom, must do this. We must respect God's creatures and the environment, protecting people, especially children, the elderly and those in need, those whom we last think about. There is a kind of catechesis on the family and protecting one another in trust, respect and goodness.
In the end, everything is entrusted to our protection and all of us are responsible for it! Be protectors of God's gifts.
Failure to do so in all areas, people and creation, the way is open to destruction and hearts are hardened.
All those in positions of power, in government and economy, let us be protectors of creation, of God's plan inscribed in NATURE for the environment and one another.
We must not be afraid of goodness or tenderness and we must be like St. Joseph!
Peter has a certain power, what sort of power does the pope have? Feed my lambs, my sheep and that authentic power is service. The pope must exercise power as service and its radiant culmination on the cross.
He must be inspired by the faithful service of St. Joseph. He must embrace the whole of humanity, especially the poor, weakest and least important, the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison.
We need to see the light of hope and bring this hope to others, to look upon people with tenderness and love.
The Bishop of Rome must be the protector of hope, let us protect with love all that God has given us.
I implore the intercession of Mary, Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul and SAINT FRANCIS. Pray for me.
BOMBSHELL! No ad libbing in the homily and no pause for silence after homily! Immediately the choir begins the chanting of the Credo!
There are no lay people bringing forward the gifts, this will make the progressives mad and the traditionalist happy as the EF does not have the procession of gifts! It does shorten the Mass! PROGRESSIVES THINK THE BRINGING UP OF THE GIFTS IS MORE IMPORTANT THE CONSECRATION (ONLY KIDDING BUT NOT QUITE!)
The outside altar is quite beautiful with its powerful Benedictine Altar arrangement which from hence forth I will call the "FRANCISCAN ALTAR ARRANGEMENT!"
THE MASS IS IN LATIN but with a definite Spanish accent which I don't detect so much in his Italian, odd!
He can't sing and this is truly missed at the Preface dialogue and preface. Too bad!
I really think it has to do with his inability to chant as the cardinal concelebrant chants the mystery of faith and introduces the Per ipsum, not some false sense of humility.
I MUST SAY THAT HIS STYLE OF CELEBRATING IS "AD ORIENTEM" IN STYLE NOT IN FACT! IT IS QUITE BEAUTIFUL AND SIMILAR TO THE POPE EMERITUS. IF IT WERE AD ORIENTEM, HIS BEAUTIFUL SPIRITUAL STYLE WOULD PLACE ALL OF US ON THE SAME PLAYING FIELD AND NOT BE JUST FOR THOSE WHO ARE SPIRITUAL EITHER IN FACT OR IN LOOKING AS SUCH. THERE IS NO AFFECTIVITY!
...WILL A CARDINAL DISTRIBUTE HOLY COMMUNION TO SOME OF FAITHFUL AS THEY KNEEL IN PLACE OF THE POPE WHO IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM WOULD NEVER DISTRIBUTE HOLY COMMUNION?????
.....INTINTICTION BY THE POPE TO THE DEACONS OF THE MASS AS THEY KNEEL!!!!!INTINCTION, INTINCTION, INTINCTION, YES,INTINCTION!
YES, YES, YES, THE DEACON, YES THE DEACON IS TAKING THE PLACE OF DISTRIBUTING HOLY COMMUNION TO A SELCT FEW AND THESE PEOPLE ARE KNEELING AT A KNEELER! PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!!!
I MUST GO TAKE A SHOWER AND DRIVE TWO HOURS TO MACON FROM AUGUSTA FOR OUR SCHOOL MASS AT 10 AM AND EXTRAORDINARY FORM MASS AT 7:00 PM!
DON'T BE SAD! BE HAPPY! I CERTAINLY AM, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PAPAL MASS, SPLENDID, OVERWHELMING WITH SOLEMNITY AND REVERENCE!