The Mass of Saint Gregory by Ysenbrandt

The Mass of St. Gregory by Ysenbrandt

The Mass of Saint Gregory by Ysenbrandt

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2 Responses to The Mass of Saint Gregory by Ysenbrandt

  1. Philip Sandstrom says:

    One of the more interesting versions of this scene is that by Lucas Cranach
    in the Cathedral of Meissen, Germany. There, because it is a Lutheran Cathedral
    since the Reformation, the Lutheran Liturgy is conducted facing a retable before
    the choirscreen showing the history of the finding of the True Cross by St.
    Helena. At the bottom of the retable under the ‘finding of the True Cross’
    scenes is the ‘Gregorian Mass’ scene. There is a Dompropst and Canons who staff
    this Cathedral even today — and the whole place looks and ‘acts’ as though the
    Catholics just left yesterday and will be back tomorrow. But I was particularly
    struck by the rather ‘high church’ Lutheran liturgy conducted before this
    retable with the image of Pope Gregory celebrating Mass with the vision of
    Christ’s Real presence

  2. Philip Sandstrom says:

    One of the more interesting versions of this scene is that by Lucas Cranach
    in the Cathedral of Meissen, Germany. There, because it is a Lutheran Cathedral
    since the Reformation, the Lutheran Liturgy is conducted facing a retable before
    the choirscreen showing the history of the finding of the True Cross by St.
    Helena. At the bottom of the retable under the ‘finding of the True Cross’
    scenes is the ‘Gregorian Mass’ scene. There is a Dompropst and Canons who staff
    this Cathedral even today — and the whole place looks and ‘acts’ as though the
    Catholics just left yesterday and will be back tomorrow. But I was particularly
    struck by the rather ‘high church’ Lutheran liturgy conducted before this
    retable with the image of Pope Gregory celebrating Mass with the vision of
    Christ’s Real presence.