Friday, August 29, 2014
Packing Them In . . .
As the Summer Sacerdotal Sojourns of Superior Shepherds continue apace, even in places where it's not really summer, word comes from Saint Mary's Cathedral in Sydney that His Unconfirmed Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal S.R.E. Burke recently celebrated a Solemn Long Procession followed by a Solemn High Mass followed by a Solemn Long Recessional (see photo).
The Schola Cantorum, featuring All Male Service in the Liturgy in observance of Fr ZZ (top)'s Rule #1for Making Mass Better, sang P.D.Q. Bach's Missa Ridiculissima on the G-string, preceded by a silver-trumpet accompanied performance of the Ecce Sacerdos Parvus to welcome the petite Cardinal together with the Ecce Cappa Magna to welcome his not-so-petite train.
Fr D's eyes-in-the-nave assure us that although the Cardinal's cappa magna took up more space than the number of human bodies present (see photo), those serving the Mass and assisting at it consisted almost entirely of earnest young men, all of whose girlfriends must be nurses working the night shift, since none seemed to be present.