Friday, November 30, 2007
After speaking to Bishop Cordileone, I can report that he makes the following points:
1) the Pontifical Mass of the traditional rite requires the solemn vesting of the bishop before the altar as part of the pre-ceremonies of the liturgy, to which the bishop arrives at the church or chapel in proper choir dress...
2) the proper choir dress for an auxiliary bishop (1962 rubrics) -- Bishop Cordileone's present status -- includes the mantelletta rather than the mozzetta, which was considered to indicate the jurisdiction of an ordinary.
Obviously, we do not have here an instance of disobedience to current rules of eccl. vesture. Rather, until and if, the Commission of Eccl. Dei makes comment on the question, we have perfect adherence to a principle of the Motu Proprio of the Holy Father, that the old and present rites are not to be mixed...
Most importantly, the Mass was a beautiful example of the liturgical restoration underway... with Gregorian chant that bespoke of the glory of God and the legacy of the Roman tradition.
Thank you, Fr. Burt!
H.E. sporting the mantelletta.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
On the evening before the brothers met to prepare things in the sacristy of St. John's:
Before singing Vespers and Matins, they went out for dinner.
Frater David lights the candles before service.
It was quite a night!
In the morning we returned to sing Lauds:
Wayne mastering the details of the ceremony:
The ceremonieri: Ashley the Impeccable and John the Maestro:
Cope and maniples:
His Excellency arrives:
H.E. with Fr. Archimandrite Nicholas (left), Br. John, and Fr. Deacon Moses of Holy Resurrection Monastery during the reception after Mass.
Sub tuum praesidium:
The first photos of this event have begun to reach me and I'll be posting more as they come. These are from the video taken by Mr. Dave Lanfranchi, the President of Una Voce Orange County. Slightly larger photos can be seen in this album.
In case you wonder, we were honored by the presence in choir of three monks from Holy Resurrection Monastery, a traditional Byzantine monastic community in communion with Rome.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
SATURDAY Aft., 17 NOVEMBER 2007 , 12:00 (NOON)
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL REQUIEM MASS
~ In the Traditional Roman Rite – Extraordinary Form ~
Celebrated by H.E. Salvatore Cordileone,
Auxiliary of the Diocese of San Diego
Choir of the Bach Collegium San Diego
Ruben Valenzuela, Dir.
Music to include: San Diego Premier Performance of the Requiem Mass for 4 voices
by Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)
(Intersection of Park Blvd. and Polk Ave., University Heights)
The Mass will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Fr. Sir Hugh Barrett-Lennard, Cong. Orat. Lond. , Bart. (1917-2007).
Friday, November 9, 2007
THURSDAY Eve., 15 NOVEMBER 2007 7:00pm (19:00)
Solemn First Vespers
of the Feast of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
~ First Extraordinary Form Vesper Service in the New Church! ~
(Directions: 5 North or South to Oceanside Blvd.,
then East 5.0 miles, church is on left past College Blvd.)