Friday, April 9, 2010
GULP Report: A rare moment in history
I almost fell out of my seat when I saw this photo. One of the rare times the cardinal-archbishop of Manila is seen wearing his pallium. He does not wear it when he ordains his new priests. This was taken during the Chrism Mass in the Primatial Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in historic Intramuros, Manila.
Another thing, he did not preach from the chair during the Chrism Mass which is also odd. Usually local ordinaries preach from the chair especially if they are saying Mass in their own Cathedral.
Notice the six candles. They are placed at the old high altar of the Basilica which is, thank God, survived the wrecknovation of the 70s and 80s. Unfortunately, no candles on the free standing altar itself. It is on the side. Marks of Chupungco, eh? The papal nuncio is to the right of the cardinal.