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Introduction

Photograph from the Offertory prayers taken during the celebration of Mass which feature on this site.

The following pages show the entire celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Tridentine Missal. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that such a comprehensive series of photographs has been available on the Internet.

The photographs were taken during a Missa Cantata (sung Mass) celebrated by Father Robert MacPherson at the Church of Saints Joseph and Padarn in Holloway, London on the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Sunday 15 June 2003.

To view the entire series click on the first image below and follow the forward and back arrows. To see a specific image, click on an individual thumbnail.

Click on a Thumbnail for a Large Image and Text

Entrance of the altar servers at the start of Mass.Entrance of the Priest at the start of Mass.The Priest sprinkles the altar, servers and people while intoning the antiphon 'Asperges Me'.The Priest moves to the sedilia, removes his cope and vests in maniple and chasuble.Sign of the cross and 'Interibo'.Public confession (The 'Confiteor').The absolution.Ascent to the altar.
The blessing of incense.Incensing of the Blessed Sacrament or the Cross.Incensing of the altar.The Introit and 'Kyrie eleison'.The 'Gloria in Excelsis'.The continuation of the Gloria.The greeting 'Dominus Vobiscum'.The Collect.
Reading the Epistle.The Gradual and Alleluia, Tract or Sequence.Blessing of incense before the Gospel. Prayers before the Gospel.Incensing and singing of the Gospel.Prayer after the Gospel and incensing of the Priest.The sermonThe Credo.
Kneeling at the 'Incarnatus' during the Credo.The greeting 'Dominus vobiscum' and Offertory Antiphon.The oblation of the Host.Mixture of the water and wine.Oblation of the Chalice; Oblation of the faithful and Prayer to the Holy Ghost.Blessing of incense before the Consecration.Insensation of the Offerings.Incensing of the Crucifix and Altar.
Incensing of the Priest and The Lavabo.Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity.The 'Orate fratres' and Secret Prayer.From the Preface to the Consecration.The Consecration and Adoration of the HostThe Elevation and Adoration of the HostThe Consecration and Adoration of the Chalice.Elevation and Adortion of the Chalice.
From the Consecration to Conclusion of the Canon.The 'Pater Noster', Fraction and 'Pax Domini'.The Agnus DeiThe Priest's Communion.The Preparation of the Faithful (The Server's Confession) and Absolution.The Communion of the FaithfulThe Ablutions.Communion Prayer and Postcommunion Antiphons.
The DismissalThe final prayer and blessing.The Last GospelThe Leonine Prayers and Final Genuflection.The Recessional

Acknowledgements

The webmasters would like to thank both Father MacPherson and Father Jacques Emily, District Superior, for their kind permission to photograph during Mass.  Thanks are also due to the altar servers of Saint Joseph's for their cooperation.

Photographs and text by Colin Angel.

© The Society of Saint Pius X, District of Great Britain, 2003.  Reproduction without prior permission is strictly prohibited.