Many thanks to Dr. Buck Melton for photographing our Extraordinary Form of the Mass. You can click once or twice on each photo to enlarge it. Can you pick out two places where the Ordinary Form of the Mass is influencing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in this magnificent celebration? I believe if this form of the Mass allowed for the vernacular for the parts of the Mass people hear and even the revised OF Lectionary, that most people would prefer this to the current OF Mass. What do you think?
Getting ready for the Entrance Procession
Prayers at the Foot of the Altar
Incensing the priest during the singing of the Introit
The Opening Collect
Full, conscious and active participation, hallmarks of any Post Vatican II Mass including the Extraordinary Form!
A pew's eye view
The reading of the Epistle with the OF influencing the EF!
Transfer of the Roman Missal for the Gospel
Incensing the Book of the Gospel
Proclamation of the Gospel OF style!
The Singing of the Gospel, another view!
The Schola and daughter
"Te Igitur" The beginning of the Roman Canon from a neat point of view!
Continuing the Roman Canon
Elevation of the most Precious Body of our Risen Lord under the metaphor of Holy Bread
The elevation of the Chalice of the Most Precious Blood of our Risen Savior under the metaphor of Holy Wine
An ethereal "Ecce Agnus Dei!"
I have distributed the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Risen Lord for well over 30 years to people standing. In the past three years of celebrating the EF Mass and distributing Holy Communion to kneeling communicants, I must say that from an external point of view it is much more reverent looking and from an internal point of view leads to more piety, reverence and faith in the Real Presence of our Lord. We need to return to this practice!
After the "Ite Missa Est" and the "Final Blessing" and the "Last Gospel" we finally have the Recessional!