Wednesday, December 26, 2007

St Stephen's Day

The priest:
wearing a Pugin vestment.
The crib: prepared by Gerrard Hatton of "Cribs "r" Us", well actually he is a seminarian, working in a local parish, he seems to have designed several local cribs this year.
The altar, normally we have the candles and relics bunched up on the "horns" of the altar, but the current practice in Rome favours this arrangement.
The visitor: that strong woman

10 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Hey you got her! That's made my day! If i post it on my blog will i be in trouble? Oh well..lol

gemoftheocean said...

What a beautiful vestment. And how clever of you to have caught Mac!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Beautiful vestment and a beautiful woman all in one post!

Anonymous said...

So what did you wear for Christmas then?

Andrew said...

Wonderful vestment and great altar arrangement. The happenings in Rome have given us all an example to emulate.

Anonymous said...

Pity about the fuse box, light switches and crooked vesting.

Fr Ray Blake said...

27/12/07 2:10 PM
The photograph was taken at Martins, it is always a bit dark.

As for slightly less than straight chasuble, my apologies.
I understand some clergy actually have a mirror in their sacristy! I am afraid I regard such a device as vainglorious, "the devil's pictureframe"! You are not suggesting we have one are you?

gemoftheocean said...

Well, in some quarters a slightly askew chasuble or a laundry tag can be endearing. I guess it depends on how endearing you want to be! If I hadn't have pulled down the back of Fr. S.'s chasuble just before we went out for Mass the other day, he'd have gone out for Christmas with his chasuble bunched up in the back! I was "otherwise occupied" for a moment when he vested and he forgot to "check six."

Ma Beck said...

It's gorgeous, Father.
All of it is gorgeous.

Mac McLernon said...

Shame you had to spoil a perfectly good post with my photo! But thanks for the coffee and the chat...

I would just like to say that the church (and the vestments) were even more beautiful in reality than they appear on the blog!