TMSM: Holy Thursday Mass with the new vestments


A good photographer also captured some moments from the Mass last night.  The gallery is HERE.


During the sermon…. you get a sense of the beauty of moment. We are trying to do something beautiful for God.

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Some images from Holy Thursday with the TMSM. We used our new vestments.

If these are a little out of order, please excuse.




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  1. Spinmamma says:


  2. Pius Admirabilis says:

    I love those vestments! Good job, TMSM! May God bless you, pater reverende, and may you have a blessed Triduum!

  3. And for the guy out there who thought that these didn’t have enough red in them, because – according to him – Easter has to have red and these are too blue and Marian – which is silly – I say…

    After the Lord declined at the Last Supper, to conclude the Last Supper by drinking the final prescribed cup of wine, He and the apostles/bishops went to the Garden singing the Great Hallel. As Jesus went to His Agony, He sang from Ps 116:

    12 What shall I render to the LORD
    for all his bounty to me?
    13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the LORD,
    14 I will pay my vows to the LORD
    in the presence of all his people.
    15 Precious in the sight of the LORD
    is the death of his saints.
    16 O LORD, I am thy servant;
    I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid.
    Thou hast loosed my bonds.
    17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving
    and call on the name of the LORD.

    As the Lord went to suffer, He sang of Mary, the “handmaid of the Lord”. If she was not present at the Last Supper, in the singing of the Hallel, the Lord made her present in His Agony in the Garden. She was, in that sense, with Him from the beginning through to the end on Calvary, when He finally drank the last cup on the Cross and concluded the Last Supper.

  4. Gab says:

    The vestments are stunning! And seeing the material worn and not close up (as in your original photos, Father), there is more white than blue.

  5. SanSan says:

    Beautiful Father Z.

  6. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Interesting optical effect. Because the vestments match the altarcloth, the clergy sometimes look like they are literally one with the altar and the actions of the liturgy.

  7. JustaSinner says:

    Beautiful! Worthy of The Lord.

  8. Kathleen10 says:

    They look terrific. I would especially like them for Marian days because of the blue.

  9. arcillajohn says:

    So beautiful!!!

  10. The Egyptian says:

    thought you might enjoy Southern Orders blogger Fr. Allan J. McDonald,s posting on your new vestments, especially the comments.
    Personally a little busy but very nice, so much better than the bags we see locally
    I have to ask about your deacon, does anyone ever argue with him,he looks like a body guard. That is one BIG man, bet he’s a pussy cat underneath

  11. Gab says:

    @ The Egyptian, I don’t think much of those comments. Seems a bit of envy going on. As for the cost, the aim is to do something beautiful for God, have good quality vestments that last and as the priest is in persona Christi during Mass, I wouldn’t want to see him clothed in shabby vestments.

    Judas Iscariot complained in the same manner to Our Lord who was being anointed with expensive oil at Bethany.

  12. maternalView says:

    Oh my they are beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes.

  13. bonhomme says:

    I do not know why everyone is gushing about these new vestments. I thought they looked awful in the preparation photographs but reserved judgement to observe them when finished and worn. They look to me like someone has taken an old pair of their grandmother’s old curtains and made them of those. They do not look at all traditional in anyway.

    [“They do not look at all traditional in anyway.”… uh huh…. well… we can simply draw a line through everything else you wrote. You clearly haven’t the slightest idea of what you are talking about.]

  14. bonhomme says:

    I am not offended, because I withhold my consent, by those petty remarks. I am entitled to my opinion (or perhaps not!). I do not like the vestments. Must I only be able to read this blog or post a comment if I make simpering remarks that are in agreement with you? As you claim I have no idea what I am talking about why not try to educate me about your opinion? In what way are those vestments traditional in your view? [Since you are clearly unhappy here, I suggest that you read elsewhere. Meanwhile, at least for the sake of others who are following this unfortunate bit on such a great day. The cut of the vestments is about as traditional as it gets. The chasuble is in the style worn in the 16th c. by Sts. Philip Neri and Ignatius Loyola, to name just two.  For example…

    And then there are the fabrics and trims

    And the Spanish “fiddleback” style

    Chasubles and dalmatics can have many different “traditional”styles, shapes and varieties in fabrics and trim.  The who baroque era produced vestments that look very much like what we had made.

    Modern fabrics are made on the patterns used in centuries past.  For example, HERE.

    Enough of this.  I’ve spent enough time.


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