Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Better Late than Never, but cool! St. Lawrence the Martyr Altar Rails Complete!!!

Hello Everyone.

So I have some good news for those who like the Latin Mass ...

The Altar Rails at St. Lawrence the Matryr, Scarborough, are now Complete!!!

Turns out they were complete a day or two after our Solemn Latin Mass for St. Joseph on March 19, 2013. I was just waiting on pictures of the completed rails. They are beautiful, dark green marble rails. While I haven't revisited the parish since my Solemn Mass, I can't wait to receive the Eucharist there and see how the rails feel while doing so.

Anyways, the pictures I have aren't the greatest of the final product, but that's only because they are from a friend's Facebook page (Credit to Robin Cheung, Veteran server of St. Lawrence the Martyr) and at a distance, but at least you know they are done. And so, from start to finish, the new rails in a series of pictures:

BEFORE: Sanctuary of St. Lawrence the Martyr before major renovation, 1960's

 2013: From Robin Cheung, Altar posts with main surface pieces being installed week before St. Joseph's Mass, March 2013

Picture of Altar with completed posts and kneeling cushions at St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir St. Joseph's Missa Solemnis, March 19, 2013

Pictures Taken by Robin Cheung end of March and April 13, 2013. You can see the altar rails in the distance. The surface is laid and they are useable. 

THE FINISHED PRODUCT UP CLOSE!!!! Picture Taken and posted to Facebook by Robin Cheung, April 26, 2013

Well I'm smiling all the way. If you go to the parish, or will visit for the Latin Mass, or just visit regardless, please use the altar rails to show utmost reverence to the Lord in receiving the Eucharist at Mass (on the tongue of course). And don't be shy to do this during the Novus Ordo Masses. The clergy are quite friendly to receiving in that manner (especially Fr. Steven being the Latin Mass Chaplain!). 

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian. 

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