Last night in New York City I attended, in choro, a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
The Mass was celebrated at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste on the upper East Side. A grogeous church, I must say. The celebrant was Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan of the Apostolic Administration of St. John Vianney in Brazil. This is a "personal diocese" for people who desire the older forms. The Mass was part of a novena leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Today there is a conference on the Sacrd Heart at which yours truly will be speaking, as Our Saviour in Manhattan where Fr. George Rutler is pastor.
Here are a few photos. Perhaps some of you who were there also may have other shots.
First, the incredible altar.
My friend Fr. G. Murray of St. Vincent’s with whom I am staying.
Ecce Agnus Dei
The music was breathtaking.
It was very well attended.
Brick by brick in Manhattan.