Traditional Latin Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
According to the commentary, the high altar has not been used for over 45 years, until this blessed day.
And as you will see in the video, many women are wearing chapel veils.
I (Sirena) highly recommend to those who want to know more about the Extraordinary Form to watch this video. The commentary is very informative.
Pray that our priests will be more willing to celebrate the Extraordinary Form, so that younger generations may be able to see and experience and participate in the mass in a more solemn, unworldly way.
Pray and also, don’t be afraid to ask your priests to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
Description on video:
Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. 5th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Saturday April 24, 2010. Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP is commentating along with Fr. John Zuhlsdorf.
With approximately 4,000 of the Catholic Faithful taking part, and for the first time in almost half a century, a Solemn High Pontifical Mass was celebrated at the majestic High Altar of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., honoring our beloved Holy Father.
Few have ever seen anything like it! And none has been captured and televised live worldwide as this Mass was.
Celebrated by His Excellency Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa, the Mass commemorated the fifth anniversary of the inauguration of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.