Rorate Caeli

Mass at Dawn

The Mass of Christmas Dawn for the Melbourne Latin Mass Community was celebrated in the School Chapel at Burke Hall, Xavier College, Kew. A Low Mass is celebrated every Sunday morning at Kew; on Greater Days, however, a Solemn Mass is celebrated.

Fr John McDaniels celebrated the Dawn Mass, assisted by Fr Glen Tattersall.  

It is a wonderful blessing to have available a Solemn Mass for all three Christmas Masses and great credit must be given to the small mixed choir, directed by Hugh Henry, which rendered beautifully all the Gregorian chants of the Mass, with occasional polyphony; and an indefatigable team of servers who assisted  in the sanctuary: a splendid effort.  

Below are some photographs taken at the Mass.  All the images in these posts of the Christmas Liturgies may be clicked on for an enlarged view.

At the Confiteor:

Incensation of the celebrant:

At the Collect:

Blessing the deacon:

Kissing the Book of the Gospels:

Incensing the celebrant after the Gospel:

At the "Et Incarnatus":

The beginning of the Canon:

At the Commemoration of the Living:

At the Elevation of the chalice:

At the Commemoration of the Dead:

At the Blessing:

At the Last Gospel: