"... what tradition hands down frequently has a practical origin beyond merely the visually impressive spectacle that to sceptical modern eyes it had appeared to have become."
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CNS file photo: John Paul I was the last pope to be carried aloft by the sediari, or chairbearers.
Traditional Latin Mass training for priests and transitional deacons: September 4-8 at Delaware beach location - Take part in training week at accommodations on the ocean block in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for priests and transitional deacons on the traditio...
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