Thursday, December 11, 2008


Lookey here.
Taken soon after the new missal was promulgated, these photos are extremely interesting.
Especially the one above.
Notice for example, the altar cards. There were altar cards for the new mass, containing the gloria, Munda cor meum, credo, offertory prayers and words of consecration, and sometimes a second card with the lavabo prayers and prayer at the ablutions.They are extremely hard to find*, but the Vatican still prints them. Some are all in Latin, some all in vernacular, some Latin/vernacular.
Notice also the carryovers from the old rite, such as, the way the priest holds the paten, the placement of the chalice veil and purificator, the sanctus candle, and if one looks very closely at te priests left arm, a maniple.

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