Father Ananias’ Solemn High Mass (Latin): Video/Photo Montage

On Sunday, May 27, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Fr. Ananias, O.S.B., commemorated the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. in the Ordinary Form and at 1 p.m. in the Extraordinary Form. Click here to view a Facebook video/photo showing a brief montage of the Solemn High Mass. A reception was held at 3 p.m. in the Parish Social Hall, Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Patton, PA. Vespers and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament were held at 6 p.m. in the Church. ~~~ ~~~Special Notes Regarding the Mass Celebrated in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass Contributed by Joseph Janidlo~~~ ~~ Silver Jubilee of Priesthood ~~ On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving was offered at Queen of Peace Church in Patton, Pennsylvania. Celebrated by Fr. Ananias OSB, pastor of 16 years, the occasion marked the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. Hundreds of parishioners, friends, family and clergy attended this Extraordinary occasion; many were struck by the majesty of the sacred mysteries unfolding in their midst. Palestrina’s Mass, Aeterna Christi Munera, was sung—the music featured in the video montage of photographs. The church and altars, recently restored, where adorned in silver bunting—resembling Rome’s Pantheon in recent months. Even the vestments were remarkable in origin and history—a gift from the Emperor of Mexico to the Shrine of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem (circa 1890s). ~ A gracious “thank you” is owed to many who made this solemn occasion possible. To the Monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey, especially Fr. Maurus (the assisting Deacon) and Br. Placid (supporting photographer), to Fr. James Power, of the Diocese of Erie, who assisted as the Subdeacon. To the Canons Regular of St. Thomas Aquinas, particularly Br. Michael, who assisted as the Master of Ceremonies. To Adam Blai, the lead photographer; to the members of the choir and schola, especially Devren Yener, the director and coordinator of Sacred Music; to Joseph Janidlo and to the many altar boys, the pious church ladies, and all those parishioners and friends who oversaw countless hidden details. Finally, to Fr. Kevin Lutz and Sean Kelly, of the Jubilee Museum in Columbus Ohio, who graciously lent the antique vestments for this solemn occasion. These vestments and many gems of Christendom can be visited in person and seen on their website: https://JubileeMuseum.org