Monday, October 27, 2008

Visitors and Vespers

As you might have been able to tell from the blog lots of people come through Rome.  I enjoy getting to see people from back home and showing them around this wonderful city!  I love to get a chance to go out for a nice meal as well:)  Well anyway, Jerry and Ann Bodie from Knoxville came through and I was able to meet them for lunch on Saturday:

On Sunday I got to go to Vespers at St. Peter's Basilica.  All priests are invited to sit in choir with the Canons of St. Peter.  It is a beautiful liturgy with copes and incense everywhere - all for the Glory of God and for giving Him praise!  

Here I am in the Sacristy getting ready:

Here's another picture of the sacristy and all the goings-on:

Vespers take place at the Altar of the Chair:

To give you some idea of the grandness of St. Peter's, this chapel (the altar of the chair) is just the apse of the Church (apse: normally where the main altar and tabernacle are in your average parish Church).  It can seat a thousand people easily!

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