Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Pope's Urbi et Orbi message for Christmas Day(Great Pics)

Update- Father Z has more on the Miter the Pope is wear here at The Pope’s great miter for the Urbi et Orbi blessing . He also has a interesting post on what this Urbi et Orbit means and is all about at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas 2007 - “true” peace and “sure” hope .

Thanks To Vatican Radio we have the full English translation of the Pope's Christmas Message. It is quite stirring. Go here to read it.

The Pics are something else. In fact they are some of the most striking of the Pope I have seen all year. To see more as well as secular media reports on the Christmas message go here to this thread.

The Pope is doing some interesting things to send a message during his liturgical celebrations during Christmas. We see a small example here. Pope Benedict wants very much for people to embrace their Catholic Patrimony. Especially in Liturgy. Here the Pope is showing how the nature of his office is one of Continuity. Last night at the Midnight Mass and at the Mass of the Epiphany, Benedict XVI will wear his own miter.

However here for the Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day, he is wearing a miter that belonged to John Paul I

For the New Year's Day blessing, he wear a miter that belonged to Benedict XV; and for the Feast of the Lord's Baptism, a miter that belonged to John Paul II.

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