Friday, April 4, 2014

Recent Dominican Rite Masses at Holy Rosary Church, Portland OR

I am pleased to present these photos of recent celebrations of the Dominican Mass at the house of the Western Dominican Province in Portland OR, Most Holy Rosary Priory and Parish.


The celebrant of this Missa Cantata was Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P., Pastor of the Parish.  In accord with the Dominican practice, the distribution of ashes was done, with Fr. Kelber's assistance by the Prior of the Dominican Community, Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P.  As the question is often raised as to the nature of the altar servers attire, it is a modification of the old lay brother's postulant habit: a white tunic and black shoulder cape.  As they are ministering at the altar, the servers wear the surplice, in this case under the shoulder cape, as is the Dominican tradition for the non-ordained.

Blessing of Ashes

Distribution of Ashes to the Servers by the Prior

Distribution of Ashes to the People

The In spiritu humiliatis at the Offertory

Elevation of the Chalice

Dominican Orans position at the Unde et Memores

The Ecce Agnus Dei before Communion

The Et Verbum caro factum est of the Last Gospel


The celebrant of this Missa Cantata was the prior of the Dominican Community of the Holy Rosary in Portland, Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P.

Arrival at the Altar

Preparation of the Chalice During the Chants between the Readings

The beginning of the Creed

The Incarnatus est of the Creed

Elevation of the Host

Preparation for Communion

The Ecce Agnus Dei before Communion

For a list of regular celebrations of the Dominican Rite in the Western Dominican Province, click here.

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