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Pontifical Holy Week in Melbourne: more pictures

In addition to the Palm Sunday pictures published on this blog a few days ago, we would like to share these additional photos from the website of the Traditional Latin Mass community in Melbourne:

Pontifical Low Mass for Spy Wednesday:

Tenebrae for Maundy Thursday (celebrated on the evening of Holy Wednesday):

Commemoration of the Passion and Death of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:

Paschal Vigil and Solemn Pontifical Vigil Mass:

Terce and Solemn Pontifical Mass of Easter:


Pontifical Mass

In addition, Rorate has received from the Latin Mass community in Melbourne the following pictures (not yet on their website) of the Solemn Pontifical Mass of Easter Monday:


  1. Van Knackular10:35 PM


  2. Perhaps readers may not be aware that these Pontifical Holy Week Ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form were the first in Australia according to the 1962 Missal in more than 40 years!

    And I suspect that there haven't been too many held elsewhere throughout the world in that time either...

    Having being present, I can reassure readers that they were a marvellous spiritual experience for all those who took part.

    Let's hope that what was begun in Australia this year will soon be common all around the world during Holy Week.


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