Friday, March 24, 2006

THE CONSISTORY: Tu es Petrus.... and the Titles


The choir is, per the ritual, singing Tu es Petrus to the Pope. Following this, the red hats will be given and the titles and deaconries assigned.

But the time-honored arrangement of Palestrina's is, in a modern first, not being used.... Everything's running much quicker than it usually goes...

"Accipite birettum rubulum...."
the Pope says.

It's time.