All Saints and All Souls Masses on the High Seas!

A friend of mine who is a Navy Chaplain sent photos of his Masses for All Saints and All Souls aboard USS KEARSARGE.

 

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That’s what we’re talkin’ about!

Pray for all in the armed forces, that God will protect them from spiritual and temporal harm.

 

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6 Responses to All Saints and All Souls Masses on the High Seas!

  1. BigRed says:

    For an instant I thought the pix were of the the WWII era. The chaplain is offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ad orientem!
    I see combat boots under the server’s cassock. Cool!
    The congregants must be (by Navy/Marine Corps definition) sturdy young people. Please God that they will carry their reverence for the Traditional Mass back to their home parishes.

  2. keithp says:

    USS Kearsarge.

    A ship of noble and valorous lineage.

    Twas the earlier USS Kearsarge that sank the notorious raider CSS Alabama in 1864.

    May God Bless the USN.

  3. Tamquam says:

    Now THAT takes me back! I was on a WWII vintage tin can in the South China Sea (the good old Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club). Every once in a while they would helo a Padre out to us and he’d hear confessions and say Mass in the hanger deck. ‘Course it was all Novus Ordo, not that I understood much about all that back then, right out of High School.

  4. Blaine says:

    Been in the Navy 15 years now and haven’t seen a mass ad orientam, let alone a TLM. Wow.

    God bless this chaplain.

  5. jbpolhamus says:

    Do we know who this noble warrior of God is? I met a chaplain in San Diego this year, and wonder if it’s the same man.

  6. JoeHaydu says:

    I believe I recognize those vestments as belonging to a fantastic chaplain whom I had the pleasure of meeting in Afghanistan a few years ago. He offered TLM every Sunday in addition to the Novus Ordo services, unless I’m miss-remembering, Fr. Z has posted about him before.