Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Paschal Vigil at Saint Peter's

To all readers of this blog, may God bless you abundantly on this Easter Day. Alleluia.

We are pleased to present these images of the celebration by Pope Francis of the Paschal Vigil in S' Peter's Basilica.

These are the copyright of Getty Images.

During the Lumen Christi Procession. 

During the Chanting of the Exsultet.

During the Chanting of the Gospel.

The 18th century wooden statue of the Madonna and Child which
was presented to Pope Paul VI in 1963 by Brazil,
has now become a usual feature of the Liturgies of Pope Francis.

Kissing the Evangelarium at the end of the Gospel.

The Pope baptising a catechumen.

Chrismation of a catechumen.

The Pope greeting the newly-baptised in their white robes.

Incensation of the Gifts at the Offertory.

The Pope incenses the Offering according to the circular movements
set down in the 1570 Missale Romanum.

The Communion of the newly-baptised.

The Papal Blessing concludes the Mass of the Paschal Vigil.

Pope Francis leaves the Basilica.