A Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite was celebrated at Saint Benedict Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, on November 12 for all of our veterans on the occasion of Veterans' Day.
The Reverend Kevin M. Cusick, LCDR, CHC, USN (R) served as celebrant, the Reverend Neal Nichols, FSSP, as deacon and seminarian Philip Gerard Johnson, LTJG, USN (Ret.) as subdeacon.
Uniformed military service members and families were in attendance. Cadets from Benedictine Military Preparatory Academy in Richmond provided the flag honor guard at the commencement of the Mass and a sword arch for entrance and recessional processions and at the consecration of the Mass.
In second photo below are visible some of the flags displayed for the occasion which included the ensigns of each of our military services as well as the national ensign and the Vatican flag.
A special word of thanks must go to Father Nichols, FSSP, for his hard work in bringing together all of the individuals and organizations for the successful execution of this remarkable historic and sacred occasion which we pray will occur again next year to mark Veterans' Day. Thank you, Father Nichols.
Photos at Flicker courtesy of Benedictine College Preparatory.
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