On Monday, November 12, 2012, Benedictine College Preparatory (Richmond, VA) revived their traditional Veterans' Day Mass for the 101st Anniversary of their school. Diocese of Richmond Bishop DiLorenzo granted permission for a special Votive Mass of Thanksgiving. The Solemn High Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form took place at St. Benedict (Fraternity of Saint Peter) parish in Chesapeake, VA. Chesapeake is in the Tidewater area, so many active and retired military members attended in uniform.
Celebrant: Fr. Kevin Cusick, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. (Reserve Navy Chaplain)
Deacon: Fr. Neal Nichols, F.S.S.P. (Graduate of Benedictine College Preparatory)
Subdeacon: Seminarian Philip Johnson, Diocese of Raleigh, NC (Retired Navy Officer)
The ministers vest:
The Benedictine cadet honor guard marches in:
Presentation of the colors (flags):
The honor guard provides arched swords for the servers and ministers:
Prayers at the Foot of the Altar:
Incensation of the altar at the Kyrie:
The deacon chants the Gospel:
For some of the cadets, this was their first Latin Mass. Special programs helped them to follow along:
The honor guard salutes Our Lord during the Consecration:
Fr Cusick distributes Holy Communion:
"Eternal Father Strong to Save" is sung before the recessional, "Holy God We Praise Thy Name."