Re: [liturgy-l] Holy Smoke!
- The austerity requested of the bishop must already have taken effect in the picturewhich shows +Limburg in a fairly simple chasuble. The chalice is elaborate, but notespecially unusual for use in a German cathedralOf Transitional style [Romanesque/gothic], the Cathedral at Limburg an der Lahn isbuilt on a striking rock outcropping high above the Lahn River. The pictoresque half-timberedmedieval city surrounds it, hundreds of feet below. Somewhere I have a 35mm slide view whichI took of the Cathedral on a day when the building in its flamboyant location floats high abovethe low lying fog.David Strang.From: Douglas Cowling <cowling.douglas@...>
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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
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