New Bishop of Savannah H.E. Stephen Parkes
Below is a Missa Coram Episcopo
INCREDIBLE NEWS PLEASE PASS THIS ON AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND AND MAKE SURE YOU SEND A NOTE TO THE BISHOP TO THANK HIM
Una Voce is pleased to break the news that the newly consecrated Bishop of Savannah will attend the Latin Mass in his cathedral on Sunday November 15th 2020 at 1:00 pm for the mass of the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (in your missal it is the mass of the 5th Sunday of Epiphany and this day is also the Feast Day of Albert the Great). For directions see: https://savannahcathedral.org/ His Excellency will sit in choro so the mass will be a missa coram episcopo. His Excellency will also preach the sermon. This is extremely rare and this will be the first time this has occurred in the Savannah Diocese since Vatican II.
Some rubrical notes on a missa coram episcopo:
In a Missa coram Episcopo, the bishop recites the prayers at the foot of the altar together with the celebrant, with the other ministers saying the responses, and reads the texts of the Mass at the throne from a second Missal. He also blesses the incense at the throne, which is then brought to the celebrant at the altar, blesses the subdeacon and deacon after the singing of the readings, and the water at the Offertory. For the consecration, he kneels at the center of the sanctuary, so the subdeacon moves to the Epistle side; and he gives the final blessing.
IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE HAVE A LARGE CROWD AT THIS MASS. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING FRIENDS. THE BISHOP NEEDS TO SEE THAT THERE IS SUPPORT FOR TRADITION IN HIS NEW DIOCESE.
AFTER MASS PLEASE SEND A THANK YOU CARD TO THE BISHOP THANKING HIM FOR ATTENDING THIS MASS
SEND THANK YOU CARDS AND NOTES TO:
His Excellency Stephen D Parkes
Bishop of Savannah
222 East Harris Street
Savannah Ga 31401