Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TradCom rides again!

Yesterday I got to hear Mass with Fr W. Tay Moss, AHC, at the Church of the Messiah. It was the monthly BCP Low Mass or "Traditional Communion". The Mass was celebrated at a nave altar (though we approached the communion rail at Communion), and the introit and gradual were used congregationally. Fr Tay wore surplice and green stole (no Octave of Pentecost here!) The Agnus Dei was omitted, which is an option allowed by the 1962 BCP, but otherwise it was a pretty straightforward iteration of the BCP Eucharist.

Afterwards, lunch was served and Fr Tay gave me a tour of the church, with a highly knowledgeable explanation of the place and its history. A big thank-you to Father for his hospitality!

1 comment:

Tay Moss said...

Cheers. Great to have you with us. If I had known you were coming I would have done the Octave!