Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Dedication of the Redemption Dome I

A host of bishops gathered at the big church up the street (this was after the close of the USCCB meeting in Baltimore) for a solemn liturgy for the dedication of the new Redemption Dome in the center of the Basilica. The principle celebrant was the Archbishop of Washington, the Most Rev. Donald Wuerl. Also present were three cardinals: Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emertius of Washington and Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, who was also the homilist. The Deacon of the word was none other than Rev. Br. Dominic Legge, who shares the story of his vocation in this neat video at the DHS page.

Rocco has his own take on the event: Dome Fest.
Here are some pictures from the Mass. More in a separate post.

  Cardinal Rigali preaching

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assiniboine said...

A rather low-ish mitre, don't you think? You ought to have seen the lofty extravagances Michael Peers's predecessor as Archbishop of Qu'Appelle and Metropolitan of Rupert's Land Frederic Jackson's wife Eileen used to whip up for him on her sewing machine! :)

(My kids got to try them -- and the archiepiscopal copes -- on and race up and down the stairwell at Bishop's Court wearing them. He was a rather smallish man and my kids have large heads.)

Gashwin said...

The one the Ordinary, the Archbishop of Washington was wearing was a tad more extravagant. It may have something to do with letting him have the fanciest hat ... :)