Palm Sunday in Orlando

As promised, here are a number of high resolution photographs from the Procession and Mass of Palm Sunday at the Ordinariate-bound Cathedral of the Incarnation in Orlando, Florida.  On this day, Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson made his first visit to the Cathedral of the Pro-Diocese of the Holy Family.

Here comes the Procession...
Watch that zuchetto!

First Holy Communicants in the Procession
The Procession winds its way from the Royal Hall to the Church
Bishop Campese and Msgr. Steenson at the Passion Gospel
The Passion of Our Lord read in the Sanctuary
Another view...
The Ordinary
The Homily: Msgr. Steenson addresses the First Communicants
The Confession
The Absolution

A huge "thank you" to Natalie Campese for these excellent photographs.


Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organized the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. He is also the CEO of Three Fish Consulting, LLC, an Information Technology consultancy based in Orlando, FL. He can be reached via email at ccampbell at threefish dot co.

4 thoughts on “Palm Sunday in Orlando”

  1. Excuse me, but why is the woman in the first photo wearing a stole? If she's what she seems (a "female deacon" in the current Anglican fashion), how is that supposed to fit in a Roman Catholic context? Thanks.

    1. No, she's not a covert deacon… The stole-like garment is part of the Choir's dress on occasion. I can see how it could be misleading… I'm not a big fan. Usually, the Choir wear cassock and cotta. Perhaps the stole-like thingy was chosen because of the heat? I don't know.

  2. It is a choir stole. They are only occasionally worn, once or twice a year, usually purple on Palm Sunday and red on Pentecost. If you could see them from the front and back you would see that they resemble an academic hood, not a stole at all. Yes the choir normally wears cassock with cotta, but being that the day was nearly 90° and the choir is positioned in the choir loft during Mass (which about 8 to 10 degrees warmer that the rest of the church) the choir opted to wear only the cassock and choir stole.

  3. Thank you both. I had not thought about the possibility she was part of the choir – in fact I had only stared at that photo only and missed the next ones when it is clearer that those people had sheets in their hands. As for the choice of clothes – I am not at ease with a woman wearing a cassock, but at least mixed choir members are recognizable this way: during our Easter Vigil both (lay) men and women in our choir choose to use a cyan scarf…

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