Thursday, 17 December 2009

Papal Vespers...

I first noticed this during Solemn Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, but it also occurred during Vespers with University Students in St. Peter's Basilica. I was wondering if any liturgists out there in the blogosphere could tell me why there were two Deacons incensing the Altar during the Magnificat?


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Peaceful New Year.

God bless.

Quentin said...

It's actually normal to have two Deacons censing the Papal altar; although I can't remember how far back the custom goes.

Try looking on 'New Liturgical Movement'; things like that get discussed and explained on there all the time !