The contemplative Pope
Sublime, timeless, eternal, inspiring, perhaps a glimpse of heaven. I could sit in church and gaze upward at this altar all day reflecting on the sacrament reserved within and the rich symbolism by which it is surrounded. This IS our tradition. I look at photos like this and am inspired to participate in what's being photographed, protect it, care for it and hand it on to the next generation after teaching them to do the same.
Nice photo! Very nice. And I like your new masthead. It's almost as nice as that one of you crossing the Delaware River. ;-)
Regarding your new masthead, Father, marvelous. May you continue leading souls to heaven in this way for many more years to come.
Nice picture! (Constructive note - Your thurifer should be on the epistle side, if I'm not mistaken).
Very beautiful. This picture is a symbol of all that I love about the Western Church.
Update: I'm not familiar with the cathedral where this mass took place. On my phone, the high altar appeared to be intact with mass being said upon it. With the benefit of a laptop and larger photos, I see that this might not have been the case as there's an altar in front of it and three steps below. My tired eyes getting the best of me! Regardless, my opinion of the glory depicted has not changed despite being better able to see how things are arranged!!
ByzRC, The cathedral where this Mass took place is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Savannah, Georgia. The EF Mass is offered there every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. This is the Mass I sometimes travel 2 hours each way to attend from my home in rural Southeast Georgia. Pray for the Diocese of Savannah that we will some day soon be blessed to have a regularly scheduled weekend EF Mass in the Valdosta-Brunswick deanery of the our Diocese.
Joseph Johnson: Your cathedral is beautiful! As I'm convinced our TLM has a big job ahead of it and in recognition of SP's 10 anniversary, prayers for it's continued success and growth both within your diocese and in diocese across the globe!Let us also pray for the Byzantine Churches that they too are sustained and experience growth brought by the equally beautiful Divine Liturgy!
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