Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Holy Father Saying Mass Ad Orientem: Video
Edit: was over at the Accion Liturgica blog thanking them and I was attracted for some reason to a site in their blogroll. It was Hoc Signo where I picked up this beautiful footage of the Holy Father saying a High Mass in the Sistine Chapel ad orientem [facing God in the tabernacle to the east]. He is celebrating the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is in the New Calendar, last Sunday. This is something that we never imagined even in our most beautiful dreams of the Holy Father offering Mass with such gravitas and piety.
The choir is magnificent.
The visual quality improves significantly, so be patient or fast forward.