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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Midnight Mass

This Christmas Eve, at midnight, I had the great pleasure of attending Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord at St. Mary's Church in Norwalk, Connecticut: Extraordinary Form with Mass setting by Tomás Luis de Victoria sung by an expert choir. This was my first experience of Midnight Mass celebrated in accordance with the 1962 Missal and, God willing, it will be the way I observe Christmas for the rest of my days.

St. Mary's Parish is a leader in restoring the traditional Latin Mass to Catholic worship, even to the extent of making extensive "re-restorations" to their historic church (e.g. restoring the altar rail and moving out the free-standing altar) to accommodate its celebration. Amen, amen.

Photo from the website of the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny, where many other photos of this celebration may be found.

1 comment:

Robbo said...

Isn't it a marvelous thing?

And yet, often times when some Catholic acquaintance learns that I always attend the Traditional High Mass at my parish if at all possible, they look at me as if I'm completely insane.