The Voyages Liturgiques: Public Penance in 18th Century France

The Voyages Liturgiques: Public Penance in 18th Century France [The  Voyages Liturgiques  describes the ritual of public penance as it was still practiced in the diocese of Rouen as late as the beginning of the 18th century.] T here is perhaps no church in France where public penance is observed with more exactitude and ceremony than in t…

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: St. Maurice of Vienne and the Solemn Pontifical Mass

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: St. Maurice of Vienne and the Solemn Pontifical Mass Continuing with St. Maurice of Vienne , the author describes the cathedral liturgy as portrayed in a 13th century Ordinal, pointing out that little has changed in the meantime. The Calendar. Solemn Feasts. Christmas Mass.  ( Download the original French  here .) * * * I think it…

The Four Evangelist: Carving by ALBL Oberammergau

The Four Evangelist: Carving by ALBL Oberammergau As readers of LAJ will know, I particularly enjoy featuring original woodcarving and today I wanted to share the four evangelists by ALBL Oberammergau . These particular sculptural reliefs were made for St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, Texas. I don't be…

Two 'Mystery' Vestments

Two 'Mystery' Vestments We live in a world of more available content than ever. In some instances this content comes full od detail, but in the age of the internet, some of it can come without much in the way of explanation or historical details and context. While this is regrettable for many of …

From Giotto to Rubens: The Baptism of the Lord in Painting

From Giotto to Rubens: The Baptism of the Lord in Painting The earliest pictorial representations of the Baptism of the Lord were carved in stone, on Christian sarcophagi. Later, during the long Middle Ages, stone reliefs of this scene are found above church entrances or sometimes in the interior, always carved as fragments of bro…

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: St. Maurice of Vienne - Lent

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: St. Maurice of Vienne - Lent On all Sundays from Septuagesima to Easter there was a procession or station at a church in the city. On Ash Wednesday there were also stations. After None they blessed the ashes. Then the archbishop (or in his absence the priest of St. Pierre de Vienne) and his chaplain, …

Revival of 1920's Designer Fabrics

Revival of 1920's Designer Fabrics Finally we are beginning to see the revival of some more interesting (and truly artistic) fabrics from yesteryear.  This prime example - originally from circa 1920's Belgium - has been revived and made available again courtesy of the  Leaflet Missal Company in St. Paul,…

Other Modern Chasuble of the Bishop of Monaco

Other Modern Chasuble of the Bishop of Monaco The following chasuble was exhibited as part of the exhibition, "Apparelled in Celestial Light" at Indar Pasricha Fine Arts in London. It sits as another example of Other Modern coming from within the Liturgical Movement. Readers may be particularly interest to …

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: Easter and Other Feasts at the Cathedral of St. Maurice of Vienne

The Voyages Liturgiques de France: Easter and Other Feasts at the Cathedral of St. Maurice of Vienne [While liturgical ceremonial is not traditionally considered a "liturgical art," here on LAJ we have chosen to take a broader interpretation. Ceremonies and ceremonial, after all, form a part of the incarnate nature of the sacred liturgy; a part of the 'dance…

Marian Chasuble from Atelier LAVS

Marian Chasuble from Atelier LAVS Continuing on with our 'Marian theme' of the past days, the other day I presented to readers a glorious example from the 18th century and today I wished to turn to some contemporary work coming from the Italian firm,  Atelier LAVS  -- they code it "SP34" fo…