Thursday, April 09, 2009

Messa Crismale

After the praying of Terce the Chrism Mass began around 9:30AM with His Holiness Benedict XVI presiding. This is the one time a year when any priest is invited to concelebrate with the Holy Father. As is customary for this particular liturgy, after the homily and before the oils are blessed, priests renew their promises and recommit themselves to the priestly life. It was the first time I answered the questions with the Latin, "Volo".

This second photo was taken from my seat. Afterwards a festive pranzo was served at the Casa and then preparations were made for a 6PM Mass of the Lord's Supper.

Again, I wish you all a Blessed Triduum.

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