Rorate Caeli

Solemn Pontifical Mass to be celebrated by Bishop
at the Copenhagen Cathedral

Vox clamantis in deserto!
The St. Charles Borromeo Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, is pleased to announce that a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne will take place in St. Ansgar's Catholic Cathedral in Copenhagen at 16:30 hrs on Sunday, January 10th, 2010 (the Feast of the Holy Family according to the 1962 calendar).

The Celebrant will be the Bishop of Copenhagen, His Excellency Czeslaw Kozon. He will be assisted by clergy of the diocese and of the FSSP.

This will be the first Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the older liturgical books celebrated in Scandinavia since the liturgical reform of 1969. The event is rendered all the more significant by the fact that it will be celebrated by the Ordinary in his own cathedral.

The past weeks have seen a couple of priests of the Diocese of Copenhagen launch vicious attacks against the Traditional Latin Mass, which Bishop Kozon have publicly refuted. The Latin Mass community in Copenhagen wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to Bishop Kozon for this defence of Catholic liturgical tradition and for his pastoral generosity towards those of his subjects who wish to have their spiritual lives nurtured by this form of the Mass.

At present, the Mass of 1962 is offered twice monthly in the Diocese of Copenhagen, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Jesu Hjerte Kirke (Church of the Sacred Heart) in Copenhagen by priests of the diocese. We kindly ask for prayers for Bishop Kozon, and for the flowering of the liturgical and spiritual life of the Church in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia.

In particular, we encourage all our Catholic friends from Scandinavia to join us for this momentous event and testify to the desire that is present in our societies for the ancient form of Mass.
Recess for several days; updates will probably be scarce till mid-December.