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!