Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Extraordinary Use" Mass of Fr. D'Alliessi in Washington, DC

On 23 September 2007, Fr. Daniel D'Alliessi of the Archdiocese of New York offered the "extraordinary form" of the Mass, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington, DC. He was ordained in 2004. It was Fr. D'Alliessi's second such Mass at St. Mary's that was offered publicly.

Taken either at the Collect or the Epistle.

Father gave an excellent homily on why the Church traditionally had Ember Days, and talked at length on the parallels between the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and the September Ember Days, the sacrifice of the Hebrews at the Temple in Jerusalem, and how Christ's Sacrifice on the Cross superceded that sacrifice. The homily was well-received by those in attendance.

Father D'Alliessi offers Mass very reverently. His Latin is among the best I personally have heard in the 4-plus years I've been attending the Traditional Latin Mass. His devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is apparent.

Elevation of the Body of Christ after the Consecration of the Host.

Elevation of Precious Blood of Christ after the Consecration of the Wine.

Ecce Agnus Dei!

Thank you Father for your service so far to St. Mary's. Praise God for His generosity!

Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech. -Psalm 109:4, Hebrews 5:6


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fr. Dan:

We enjoyed seeing pictures of you at Mass and the marvelous writeup of the work you are doing with the Latin mass.
Keep up the good work, and we hope to see you one day soon.

Best regards, Joyce & Tony Gregory

8:35 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Actually, this blog is maintained by a parishoner at St. Mary's, not by Father. But I'm glad you enjoyed it!

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a small church, St Mary Mother of God is extremely beautiful. I love their high altar.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Nice to see pictures of Billy serving on the internet! :p

8:48 PM  
Blogger Nella said...

I've always wanted to visit a church. and this one is just beautiful! =D

5:08 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...


I'm really glad you liked the pictures. How did you find this page? I read that you live in Oman. Is that your native country? If you thought that's a beautiful church, you should visit Europe, which is closer to you. There are plenty of churches more beautiful than that.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

Nice pictures :^)

5:08 PM  

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