Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dawn Traditional Mass in Honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

On the occassion of the 2008 Philippine Visit of the Pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, a solemn votive Mass of St. Therese was offered for the first time in the new cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Diocese of Cubao, according to the extraordinary Roman Rite known as the "Tridentine Rite", using the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XXIII. The Mass offered by Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo at 4am, was assisted by Mark Bunag, a seminarian of the Diocese of Caloocan as Master of Ceremonies, with young altar servers of Fr. Zerrudo's parish of the Divine Mercy as torch bearers and thurifer. Organist and cantor was yours truly, Dennis Raymond P. Maturan, using the Missa di Angelis for chant settings and other latin hymns. A siginificant people from different parts of Metro Manila were present and delighted with the restoration of the Old Rite of the Mass. Below are pictures of that occassion.

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