Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tridentine Mass Celebrated in Vienna

Here is a Pontifical High Mass from September 2007, where the celebrant was the Apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Edmond Farhat. The music was by Joseph Haydn, and the Mass took place at Franziskanerkirche, Vienna. All photos are from the The Cafeteria is Closed [Blog is now defunct]. These particular photos are of superior quality and capture the mystery, reverence, and holiness that permeates the Tridentine Latin Mass. 

3 comment(s):

del_button November 25, 2015 at 8:54 AM
Hans said...

A real pity that the massive, heavy "new" altar couldn't have been moved out of the way for this. It acts as a barrier. The intent of the design of this church and all old churches was focusing on the high altar. The reredos or art behind and around it "pointed" in some ways to what was taking place ON it. Now high altars and related artwork are almost treated as being incidental.

del_button October 30, 2019 at 8:39 PM
The Reginator said...

Photos five and six look strange for a Tridentine Mass.
Why is the priest facing the congregation at this point?
I haven't been to an "Extraordinary Form" Mass for a number of months, but I have never seen anything like this ever occurring. Whenever the priest elevates Our Lord he is still facing the altar.
Strange ...

del_button October 31, 2019 at 7:55 AM
Matthew said...

This is part of the "Ecce Agnus Dei" part when he shows, immediately before Holy Communion of the Faithful, the Body of Christ to those present 3 times.

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