Monday, August 24, 2009

Patronal Festival of St Bartholomew

I went to the Sung Mass (what Ritual Notes would call a "Simple High Mass") at St Bart's today for their anticipated feast of title. We actually had a procession round the block while Father, a military chaplain who occasionally celebrates Mass in the parish, sported a biretta. An infant was baptised using the full BCP service; the Nicene Creed was still sung at Mass, interestingly. The celebrant "dressed for dinner," albeit in a splendid cope bearing symbols of the Blessed Sacrament. Interestingly, the cup was withheld from the laity by order of the interim priest-in-charge, something not done even at the Tridentine Mass I once attended at Trinity College.


Thom Curnutte said...

Perhaps because of pandemic flu?

Geoff said...

Undoubtedly, but, in my view, unjustifiably so.

Anonymous said...

The "Tridentine Mass" at Trinity College was not.