Easter Monday, April 25, 2011. The Ordinary of the Diocese of Novaliches, Most. Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D., celebrated a Solemn Pontifical High Mass at the throne, according to the 1962 Missal promulgated by Bl. Pope John XXIII (the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite), in the Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd, the seat of his diocese. It was the first Extraordinary Form Mass ever celebrated in the Cathedral. Deo gratias! Credits to Alex Alivio and Macky Villasis for the photos.
The deacon carrying the Missal.
Remember that both the prayers and the readings are in one book before the liturgical reform.
The entrance of the assisting priest and the subdeacon of the Mass.
Take note of the seven altar candles and no altar cross. This is because the cathedral has a huge crucifix found at the back of the tabernacle. You can see the feet of the corpus of the crucifix in the picture.
The Canon of the Mass
The recessional. You can see that there is a good attendance.
I was hoping that my friends from the Cathedral gave me a heads up so I could have attended the ceremony and taken some photos myself.
HUZZAH TO BISHOP ANTONIO TOBIAS AND THE FRANCISCANS OF THE IMMACULATE!
But I still hope he disciplines the theologians and liturgists of St. Vincent School of Theology in Tandang Sora.
Remember this horrific scene?
I am just wondering...
What would the dissident liturgist Fr. Pilario of Saint Vincent School of Theology say about the "triumphalistic" liturgy?
UPDATE: From Shawn Tribe, Founder and Editor of New Liturgical Movement.org.
In the pontifical rites, the maniple of the bishop is put on at the conclusion of the prayers at the foot of the altar and just prior to his ascending to the altar. So his lack of maniple in that processional photo is correct. You'll note in the other photos it is there. This is why.
Many thanks to Mr. Shawn Tribe!