Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Holy Mass Pictures

Beautiful music deserves uplifting pictures. This site uses (old, black-and-white) photos to illustrate the traditional Latin Mass. Broken down into the various stages of the Mass, this is a good graphic overview of the most familiar liturgy in the West. The website also has guides for altar servers and an illustrated discussion of the altar, the holy things, and the vestments.

On the down side, there is no picture of the communion of the people, reflecting the piety of the time. Alas, even this traditionalist text refers to the elevation of the chalice as "The adoration of the consecrated wine." (Sigh.) Overall, though, the pictures are clear and worthwhile.

This site is apparently the work of a sedevacantist who subscribes to The Siri Thesis. I'd avoid its links section, which seems to have links to decidedly unedifying material.

Otherwise, enjoy the pictures.


Blogger Angry Orthodox said...

He's in the Twin Cities, and owns a commerce business. Great. Not only do we have pseudodox and vagantes up here, but a schismatic Roman heretic who's so out there he considers Mel Gibson's father too liberal. St. Peter the Aleut was tortured to death by men like him, and I think he'd do the same if given the chance.

7:03 PM  
Blogger William Weedon said...


Thanks so much for this! I've posted it on a couple lists, with a hat tip to your blog.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Ad Orientem said...

That's an interesting site but its definitely run by a serious nut job. I think I actually stumbled on it a year or so ago but was weirded out by some of his links which you correctly warn about. What is it with all of the fringe groups (both Roman and Orthodox) that they all seem to come from the Oliver Stone school of theology? It's all a conspiracy with the usual suspects being Free Masons and the Jews. I have been working (slowly) on an essay on this subject for a while. I need to get back on it I think. I really wish some Orthodox Synod would do the right thing and denounce anti-Semitism as a sin, and the belief in hereditary guilt for deicide as heresy.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

AO, let not your heart be troubled: there's also a very good Antiochian Orthodox church in the Twin Cities. ;)

Pastor Weedon, thank you for spreading these pictures. May they inspire many.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Fr Matthew said...

Funny, these photos look an awful lot like Low Mass in my parish! (I just said that to make you jealous!)

8:16 PM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Thank you so much, Father, for that information. (Mutters into cloak....) :))

Father bless,

4:00 AM  
Blogger Fr Matthew said...

Now if I could move from Boston to Colorado (passing through Ohio, I might add) for a lovely Mass, can't others?

3:59 PM  

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