As I write, EWTN is broadcasting Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
It is a Missa cantata rather than a Missa solemnis.
Chant accompanied by organ isn’t my preference, but the sisters are singing the Gregorian chant very well. Perhaps a bit less vibrato is needed from the cantrix.
Notice that the altar is detached from the wall, as GIRM 299 requires.
The celebrant’s Latin reveals very obviously that German is his mother tongue.
I am very pleased that there is no voice-over chatter! But they did put up a graphic to say which Gospel was being read.
His sermon is about priests (for Good Shepherd Sunday) and the need to support them.
Apparently tired, Father sits down after the sermon…*
WHAT?!? No POTTERY?! They must not care about the poor!
Father, otherwise a happy fellow, I am sure, is incensed during the offertory.
I could use a little less plastic watch. That is something they can correct in the future.
Notice how the priest keeps his index finger and thumb together even when grasping the chalice.
And, of course, the Second Confiteor…
.. and the absolution…
What this is all about.
Immediately after the Mass there was a brief lesson about where the taberncle should be placed in a church. Excellent! High marks from WDTPRS on that!
*I wonder how many people will jump in to inform me what the priest is really doing during the Creed?