on Papal Masses, Liturgy, and Ceremonies
mass or liturgy is served by the bussolanti.
pontifical objects used by the archfather are carried by Chamberlains
or Chamberlains of Honour. It is these officials who primarily assist
the Archfather during the liturgy and ceremonies. They do not use the vimpa.
altar servers are most commonly the officials of the Seconda
Anticamera known as the Patriarchal Bussolanti.
the pastoral staff (Cross of St. Stephen) is not carried or utilised.
Rather, it may be carried in procession by a Chamberlain or
Chamberlain of Honour.
bugia is not used.
train is carried most typically by the train bearer(s) of the Seconda
Anticamera. If front train bearers are to be used for the front of
the patriarchal falda, then they may be chosen from the Auditors of
the Florentine Rota, the Chamberlains, or the Chamberlains of Honour,
or another official of the Chamber of the Anticamera Nobile as convenient.
Kiss of Peace is not given during a solemn papal mass.
blessing, whether Apostolic or of the usual form at the end of the
mass, is given wearing the patriarchal tiara or, less formally as
appropriate, the mitre. The pastoral staff of St. Stephen is not used
and also is not carried in front. At the Apostolic Blessing, the
tiara is retained throughout the blessing. The Archfather sits for
the first portion of the Apostolic Blessing, i.e., "Sit
nomen...", and then rises for the blessing proper, i.e., "Et
asterisk may also be used in solemn papal masses when communion will
not be received at the throne, but instead at the altar. When this
option is used, the asterisk is brought to the altar at the offering.
Immediately before the Agnus Dei, it is placed on the paten to cover
the host, still remaining upon the corporal. It is then removed
immediately preceding the Domine non sum dignus and placed upon the
altar. After the ablutions, it is removed to the credence table.
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