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Palm Sunday Penitential Procession

As we officially enter Holy Week today, Palm Sunday, I’m offering a quick photo post of our Penitential Procession. It was a bit breezy outside, but beautiful nonetheless.

As the procession turned a corner, I quickly snapped these shots. You can see Fr. Altman near the stop sign. The choir, which you cannot see, is near the turn, followed by the rest of the flock–all holding palm branches.

Check out that smoke from the thurible. During the Mass, which followed, the incense was so thick, I felt veiled in mystery, literally. Father likes to lay it on thick.

The procession ends at the church doors with the choir chanting Gloria Laus et Honor. Then, father strikes the doors with the end of the processional cross, which is a pre-55* liturgical action, and represents Christ breaking open the doors of heaven by the power of the cross.

Truly, if you’ve never attended a Traditional Latin Mass Holy Week, give it a shot. It’s glorious.

May God bless you this coming week!

*Pre-55 refers to the Holy Week that the Church celebrated for hundreds of years until Annibale Bugnini began his liturgical tinkering, ultimately ending with the 1970 Novus Ordo Missae.

4 thoughts on “Palm Sunday Penitential Procession”

  1. Thank you, Kim, for the wonderful pics of our beloved Father Altman and his faithful assistants! God bless you all.

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  2. Dear Kim thank you for posting some pictures of your Palm Sunday Mass…it was so wonderful to see…

    We can’t get to Mass at all this year again and are so sad… Maybe you could put some more pictures on of other Masses for us we’d be so grateful…

    God Bless you…

    Dev Rider from South Africa…x

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