The Reform of the Reform Didn't Happen
|Cardinal Sodano Consecrates Wrong Altar|
(kreuz.net) Photographs which were published at the website of the Archdiocese of Moscow have brought this to light.
In the new Cathedral of Karaganda there is a high altar and a moveable super table, which has been placed on a carpet.
The summit of irony: On the 9th of September at the blessing of the Cathedral it wasn't the high altar, but the dinner table that was consecrated.
The high altar served as a credence table during the ceremony.
The original project of the Auxiliary Bishop was sidelined
The 500,000 population city ofo Karaganda lays in the heart of Kazakhstan.
The new Cathedral was constructed from 2004 to 2012. The well known Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider as the former Auxiliary of Karaganda took a leading part in the construction.
The Auxiliary Bishop was in any case reassigned to the 749,000 population city of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan in February 2011.
He is a lone crusader for reform of the secularized Catholic liturgy.
For that reason he had foreseen only the high altar in the original planning of the Church. The removal of the Auxiliary Bishop probably altered the plans in the short term.
On the website 'newliturgicalmovment.org' the reader 'Peter' rang his hands with an explanatioon why in the new construction of the choir there were two altars one after the other.
Reader 'Marko Ivančičević sees "liturgical ignorance" at work.
One is simply oriented to a Church mutilated by the Pastoral Council, where the high altar has become enclosed by a liturgy block.
Link to original.. with more photos.