"Give us back our black!"
Let this be the cry of the Catholic in the age of reclaiming continuity.
This is from a reader:
Photos from the first Tridentine Requiem in 43 years in the cavernous Upper Church of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. The Tridentine Mass community moved to the Cathedral from Holy Trinity last July, and has been Celebrating the Mass every week in the Lower Church. On All Souls, there being no scheduling conflicts, the Chant High Requiem for the Feast day was Celebrated by Fr Agustin Anda (Parochial Vicar at St Columbkille, Brighton, who has been Celebrating the EF since the Motu Proprio) in the Upper Church, usually reserved for Ordinations, etc.
The Altar at the crossing was used, but Ad Orientem, Black Vestments (of course), Gregorian Chant throughout, and very well attended. Fr Anda Celebrated with great carefulness and dignity, and delivered a moving Homily on praying for our beloved departed.
November is an appropriate time to have Requiem Masses.
Another fine image is from Chicago, where at St. John Cantius they tend to do things right.
Here is an encouraging shot:
Fr. Z, here are some photos of my pastor in Black vestments. I’d posted a link but someone suggested I send the pictures to you. This is Fr. Paul Weinberger, St. William the Confessor, Greenville, Texas…Dallas Diocese
I am especially happy to see father’s tricorno and the chalice with veil and burse All is right with the world. There also seem to be an adequate number of angel statues.