Wednesday, February 21, 2018


All ad orientem, so what could go wrong?

I think the lifting of the chasuble should be discreet and not post-Vatican II big sign and too high. This is a right thing gone wrong:
But this is pre-Vatican II discreet and sober. This is a right thing done right:
If ad orientem is so right, what could go so horribly wrong? It is afterall a Solemn High Mass with deacon and subdeacon:


Adam Michael said...

That last picture . . . dude looks like a lady!

TJM said...

Father McDonald, Father Z shows how its done properly. When are you going to implement ad orientem at your parish, the time honored, inveterate practice, until Vatican Disaster II, intervened?

ByzRC said...

Agree with Adam Michael! Us Slavs at least pull it back and tie it so it's not all over the place.

Honestly, I don't find the first photo to be problematic. The chausable isn't being lifted excessively. I've actually seen it done where it nearly looks like the priest is going to divest.