This evening we had a lovely Pontifical Requiem at the Throne in the traditional form of the Roman Rite, celebrated for the intention of deceased priests and bishops of the diocese.
Here are some shots:
Introibo ad altare Dei…
Lots of this goes on in a Pontifical Mass. Miters are important symbols. In a Requiem, the bishop uses the plain white miter, trimmed with a little red.
The subdeacon sings the Epistle.
Heading to the altar. The bishop wanted to use his own chasuble tonight.
The sermon follows Mass in the Requiem. The bishop’s voice was giving out, so he asked the undersigned to say a few things.
Following the sermon comes the Absolution.
Getting ready for the recessional. No, that isn’t “Hey, gimme that back!”
The choir was good. People prayed for the dead. We asked God’s mercy on deceased priests and bishops.
All Souls Day 2017.
Pray for the Dead.