Sunday, March 12, 2017

Moments at Mass

It seems the archbishop or one of his auxiliaries was to come round to do confirmations so the singing for the service was moved to the slightly later Novus Ordo Mass. So we had a nice quick Lenten (no Gloria) Low Mass, which threw off our altar boys; we're not used to it, Sung Mass being our norm. Hesitations and a missed cue (no shaking of the two sets of bells at the Sanctus). In the Our Lady of Lourdes recension of the Roman Rite, the maniple might or might not be taken off for the sermon, usually not with in-house priests, as was the case. Fr. Matthew looking over his right shoulder before genuflecting so as not to inadvertently mule-kick the face of one of the altar boys on the step just below him. Our usual Anglican recessional hymn. Communion and afterwards silently by heart, the Anglo-Catholic "Blessed, praised, hallowed, and adored be our Lord Jesus Christ on his throne of glory in heaven, in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, and in the hearts of his faithful people."

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