Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012


La Festa dei Sette Pesci. Originally the meatless Catholic vigil feast.


The spaghetti with lobster and clams in red sauce was only the opener.


The chef, Brooklyn-born and Italian-speaking.

Outside it snowed very prettily as if on cue but it safely melted away.


Buon Natale!


A grandson/nephew. I liked Lego too.

I got Italian cooking gear (big pot for pasta) and provisions (Bertolli, Barilla and pepper), a classic-car calendar and some pencil ties.


Christmas morning:


Mater. The Catholic Church: here comes everybody, especially at Christmas.


Mass: Puer natus est nobis. The haze is incense.


Interesting mozetta-like thing. Looks like this priest is a Knight of Malta in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre or a chaplain to them.


It’s Not About Latin™ but the language is still fun.

6 comments:

  1. Looks as if you are seriously enjoying Christmas! Well done! Love all that food. Hmmmmh.

    Is the priest wearing his stole outside his chasuble? If so, a big "no no." If not, then ooops! Sorry.

    Lovely Christmas displays and I still like the old language going with the old mass. LOL

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    1. As I wrote, it's not a chasuble but either a special kind of mozetta (shoulder cape) or something resembling it. The stole goes over that, as shown.

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  2. Yes and thnks for the comment, john always has a good time at my house for christmas eve and day.We always do the 7 fishes but each yr we have different ones my dad makes.He should of posted some of the other foods we had that night then u can see what we really ate!But i believe as the yrs go by john has become part of my clan at my house he fits in well in the italian household!And when u eat at my house for the eve on christmas u have to pace urself for the eating cause there are so many course.

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  3. It's a mozetta. He's a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. That's proper choir dress for clerical members of the Order. Fr. Pasley is a member, too.

    Buon Natale!

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    1. Thought it was something like that because of the Jerusalem Crusader cross; the Knights of Malta of course would have a Maltese cross. Thanks.

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    2. You're very welcome.

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