Monday, October 10, 2011
I have blogged about this in the past and here it is again.
The Cardinal Archbishop and the deacons of the Mass including the concelebrants of the Ordination Mass recently held in the Cathedral Basilica in Manila are facing the nave while the faithful in attendance and the deacons being ordained who lie prostrate (which is stupidly referred to by anti-Catholics as "planking", ugh!) are all facing the high altar and the Tabernacle where the Eucharistic Lord is.
Before it was only the Cardinal and the deacons of the Mass who faced the nave and the concelebrating.
And in another confusing photo, here is a non-traditional way for the newly ordained to impart their first blessings.
Compare it with this one.
Take note that the two other bishops attended "in choir". I guess they might have placed a stole over their choir dress during the actual ordination rite and took it off right after. As a matter of fact, not all of the ordained, priest or deacon have to attend and be "part" of the Mass as concelebrant or an assisting deacon.
But I digress.
Your thoughts on this one from RCAM again, please.
On a related note, let us welcome the new priests of the Archdiocese of Manila!
Harvest souls for the Lord!