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  • Douglas Cowling
    NCR:Vatican sends mediator to fractious German diocese His extravagant style at liturgies has not set well with local Catholics either. He favors ornate
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 19 12:49 PM
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      NCR:Vatican sends mediator to fractious German diocese

      "His extravagant style at liturgies has not set well with local Catholics
      either. He favors ornate vestments with gold brocade and white gloves
      when presiding at Mass. During a hospital chapel dedication this year,
      he used so much chrism oil and incense that the altar caught fire and
      two-yard-high flames shot up. A catastrophe was only avoided in the last
      minute."

      http://tinyurl.com/jvk3bfl

      Doug Cowling
      Director of Music
      St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
      Toronto
    • David J Strang
      The austerity requested of the bishop must already have taken effect in the picture which shows +Limburg in a fairly simple chasuble.  The chalice is
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 21 9:18 AM
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        The austerity requested of the bishop must already have taken effect in the picture
        which shows +Limburg in a fairly simple chasuble.  The chalice is elaborate, but not
        especially unusual for use in a German cathedral
         
        Of Transitional style [Romanesque/gothic], the Cathedral at Limburg an der Lahn is
        built on a striking rock outcropping high above the Lahn River.  The pictoresque half-timbered
        medieval city surrounds it, hundreds of feet below.  Somewhere I have a 35mm slide view which
        I took of the Cathedral on a day when the building in its flamboyant location floats high above
        the low lying fog.
         
         
        David Strang.

        From: Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...>
        To: Liturgy-Well-Done <liturgy-l@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 3:49 PM
        Subject: [liturgy-l] Holy Smoke!
         
        NCR:Vatican sends mediator to fractious German diocese

        "His extravagant style at liturgies has not set well with local Catholics
        either. He favors ornate vestments with gold brocade and white gloves
        when presiding at Mass. During a hospital chapel dedication this year,
        he used so much chrism oil and incense that the altar caught fire and
        two-yard-high flames shot up. A catastrophe was only avoided in the last
        minute."

        http://tinyurl.com/jvk3bfl

        Doug Cowling
        Director of Music
        St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
        Toronto

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