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Easter Monday Pontifical Mass in the Philippines

Bishop Antonio Tobias offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Easter Monday, April 25, 2011, marking the first time since the liturgical reform that a Filipino bishop offered Mass according to the pre-Conciliar rites in his own cathedral. A post on the event and more pictures can be found in The Pinoy Catholic.

He was assisted by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.


  1. Anonymous10:33 AM

    To think that the Tridentine Mass has to be relegated on a non-so-important day of the week-Monday, instead of the actual day of Resurrection, and day of obligation... Sad isn't it?

  2. Thank you Bp. Tobias!

  3. Lines are being drawn gentlemen from those that will remain loyal to Rome and God's Holly Church and those that are loyal to the Amchurch who worship nothing but them selves.

  4. Anonymous6:29 PM

    To the first anonymous poster,

    you're forgetting one crucial thing about this Easter season. First of all, it is an octave, which means that each day within said octave is a First Class Feast, each day has its own proper readings, introit, antiphons, and each day uses the beautiful Easter sequence. If one prays the 1962 Breviary, we use the antiphons and psalms from Easter Sunday. Furthermore, once the Easter octave has ended, Easter doesn't stop at that particular moment. Rather, Eastertide extends until the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. All of these days are important. At the same time, it should be a cause of joy whenever the immemorial Rite of Holy Mass is celebrated.


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