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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Cardinal Burke's Low Mass in Oxford
No sooner was I back from Chartres, than I was able to attend this Mass in Oxford.
It was a very moving Mass. Low Mass, said by a Prelate, is most notably different in that the prelate is served by two priests - in this case, Fr John Saward, the Priest in Charge of the parish, and Fr Richard Biggerstaff - and in the prelate vesting and un-vesting in the sanctuary.
Like all bishops saying Mass, there is the odd difference to the words used, notably in the blessings he gives.
Although at 8o'clock in the morning, there was an excellent turnout - about 70 people all told assisted. A small group of student singers sang some motets.
The full set of photos is here.
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Posted by Joseph Shaw at 4:18 pm
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What a marvellous occasion ! And how beautiful the altar looks.
I cannot help but wonder if St. Greg’s has been honoured by the visit of a cardinal before ? Anyone ? And congratulations to the good Fr Saward for his expertise too.
Many thanks Dr Joe for those emotive pics.