Fr. John Boyle, of Caritas in Veritate, now in Marquette, MI has a great account of a Pontifical Low Mass celebrated by my old friend H.E. Most Rev. Alex Sample, Bishop of the same Marquette.
Here are a couple photos, but be sure to go to Fr. Boyle’s blog and look at the rest.
I am not quite sure, but it looks as if that altar boy on the right may have either a high and tight or a mohawk. OORAH!
Bishops don’t, or shouldn’t, say Low Mass in the manner of a priest. They have their own ceremonial to observe. For example, they are accompanied by their secretaries and they vest at the altar.
The underlying idea behind the different and more solemn Pontifical Low Mass seems to be theological. They act for the diocese and the larger Church when they say Mass in a difference way than a priest would.
But wait! There’s more!
According to Fr. Boyle:
He hopes to celebrate the Extraordinary Form Mass approximately once a month on Sundays.
WDTPRS kudos to Bp. Sample for desiring to do it right!