Church consecration by Cardinal Ratzinger in 1979

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, archbishop of the diocese Munich and Freising, the later pope Benedict XVI, consecrated 1979 the church Maria Queen in Baldham. The movie is made by Martin Grzonka from Baldham.

Note the elements of the traditional rite of church consecration: knocking the main doors with the cross, writing Greek and Latin alphabet on the church floor.

I know, this are famous 1970'that had bad impact on the holy liturgy, and which we all want to forget, but though you see the grains of traditional approach of our Pope Emeritus  towards the liturgy.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. All and all, pretty good I think. It looked a very happy day for God's happy people.

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