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Saturday, 26 May 2007

Birmingham Oratory High Altar

Last night we had traditional solemn Vespers with four pluvialists (cantors wearing copes) followed by solemn Benediction. One seminarian from Oscott who came thanked the Fathers afterwards for the opportunity to participate in the "Bible service with Hymns" - an excellent example of seminary wit!

Here is a view down the nave of the Oratory Church:

And here is a closer view of the High Altar:

Above the altar is a depiction of the coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven:

And here is a closer view of the beautiful Testa:

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