Sunday, November 9, 2008

So wat does he say about servers? (I)

The most awesomest Cardinal alive says THIS.

Really, you know he totally pwns your average parish liturgist and/or liturgy comitee.*

Next week, bishop Cistone is going to be visiting my parish. Bishop Thomas is my favorite of the auxiliaries, but bishop Cistone is cool too.
Today, Br.David, the friar in charge of the servers wore a Guido Special. I haven't worn mine yet, as it needs laundering. I'm still kind of basking in the glow of the beautiful lesson that was read at mass.
That, and the reading given at II vespers of the dedication of the basilica of Our Saviour. Vidi sanctam civitatem, Ierusalem novam descendentem de caelo a Deo. It really brings together the idea of the church building representing for us the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of God, where the angels and saints pledge their honor to God, and to the Lamb who was slain.
If you could, please pray for the daughter of a friend of mine . The little girl has been sick lately.

* Also known as the "Group of parishioners who won't let a few little rules get in the way of what's 'relevant' to the people."

** A surplice edged with lace, sometimes with lace cuffs. Guido Marini, current papal M.C. always wears one. Baldeschi says that the S.C.R. ruled that surplices may not have less than five inches of fabric. Surplices made entirely of lace would then be illegal. He also says that only bishops have the right to lace cuffs,on their rochet.

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