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Hello po sir.. Nasan po ang TABERNACLE? :) And yung mga nagcoconcelebrate pong pari, wala po atang stole? :)
An oversized Crucifix?
Tabernacle is not placed in the centre?
Altar servers wearing camisa de chino??
Projector screen at the side
This is the main altar of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at Proj.6 QC. The Church had undergone a renovation during the 90s and the design of the altar, it's interiors and the church itself was patterned after the Parish Church of Sta. Rita de Cascia at PhilAmLife Village, QC, where at that time was the seat of the District Bishop of the Ecclesiastical District of QC-South when the territoty was still part of the Archdiocese of Manila prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Cubao with the See at the Immaculate Concepcion Catedral. The designer of this churches is an acclaimed lay ecclesiastical architect with a Pro Ecclesia award given by the late H.E. +Jaime Card. Sin, D.D., who approved all church projects conforming to "If the local Ordinary agrees to its location away from the altar, the place should be truly worthy and prominent, so that the tabernacle is readily visible and is not hidden by the priest during the celebration of the Mass. In a word, the location should make it possible for the tabernacle to serve unmistakably as a sign and to give a sense of the savior's presence in the midst of his people. [Letter of Cardinal Lecaro to the Bishops, 30 June 1965, Concilium for Implementing the Decree on the Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council)"
The Paschal Candle should be placed i between the lectern and the altar?
So far, all answers are wrong.It is not about the Church structure. Look CLOSER.
The white liturgical vestments I guess?
is my eye fooling me, I think this priest is consecrating the bread and wine, not on the altar, did I guess right?
no crucifix on the altar facing the celebrant/(s)
Isn't that a deacon at the right? He's supposed to be seated beside the main celebrant, right?
yes. the deacon should assist the celebrant plus there is no MC so he really needs to help. Well as you can see on the picture the deacon acts like a concelebrant and not doing his funcitons.
It's bishops concelebrating with a priest as a main celebrant. :)
Overuse of concelebrants.
Overuse of concelebrants in chasubles.