Wednesday, May 23, 2007

THE EXPANDED PENTECOST VIGIL

Has anyone done this? I just finished reading Gary Penkala's CNP article on the Pentecost Vigil, which can be expanded to compliment the Easter Vigil. Apparently such a Mass has been celebrated in St. Peter's Square by the Pope for quite some time. Gary has an outline of how it was done there in 1993 by Pope John Paul II.

I wonder if it's still the same way under Pope Benedict XVI. :-)

Peace,
BMP

3 comments:

The almost a seminarian said...

Intersting. I would love to see it done.

Dad29 said...

Next thing to contemplate:

Dump "Ordinary Time" and re-instate the 'XXXth Sunday After Pentecost' (the Birthday of the Church) terminology.

What's "ordinary" about THAT event?

Roz said...

My parish has been doing an expanded Pentecost Vigil for the last several years. We like vigils. Heck, we like liturgy. And we're greatly fond of the third Person of the Trinity.