II Vespers of the 26th. Sunday after Pentecost (resumed 6th. Sunday after Epiphany) with no commemorations. It's 1962 after all, but it's a start. N.B. Both CTO and Divino Afflatu rubrics would have us chanting I Vespers of Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul w/ comm. of the Sunday.
|Deus in adjutorium meum intende|
|During the psalms|
|First coped assistant intones the second antiphon|
|Gloria Patri at the end of Ps. 113|
Another peculiarity (not pictured) of Pontifical Vespers is that the Chapter is not chanted by the Celebrant, but by the cantor while the bishop stands, still wearing the Mitre and facing the communion rail, with the two assistants on either side. If there were more assistants, they would have stood in a line facing the bishop.
|At the Hymn Lucis Creator|
|Proceeding to the altar after the intonation of the Magnificat|
|Vested again with Mitre at the end of the incensation of the altar|
There was no picture taken of the Pontifical Blessing, given from the altar sung from the Pontifical Canon placed in front of the tabernacle. We did sing the Salve Regina with its oration at the end, a small gesture of restoring older rubrics.