Friday, November 16, 2012

Solemn High Mass for Veterans' Day at Saint Benedict Church in Chesapeake, Virginia

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.


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Photos at Flicker courtesy of Benedictine College Preparatory.


Forward Boldly said...

Absolutely beautiful. God bless you.

Diane Korzeniewski said...

Awesome photo story. Hope you don't mind me "borrowing" two pics. Links here and to Philip Gerard Johnson's post

Rachel M. Gohlman said...

Your pictures of the procession are stunning! Well, they are are truly stunning but these struck me the most.

Gil Garza said...

Make it possible for folks to post your blog entries to Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest and you'll get lot's more exposure. Just a thought. Fantastic pics!

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