1448 K Mon 20 May 2002
A dramatic Pentecost Sunday at the cathedral yesterday, with TV cameras and rainbow sash protestors. Archbishop Hart did not say "Please sit" for the Gloria, so I stood for that. The cantor asked us to stand for the Communion Hymn, so most of us were standing for that. I stood for the Sequence, but others did not, I was not sure, so I sat again.
A photo in the Herald Sun newspaper has Archbishop Hart giving a blessing instead of communion. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Archbishop Pell was not doing this:
But The Australian reports:
Anyway I hope Archbishop Pell did not bless them. Communion time is not the time for a blessing. There is one for everyone at the end of Mass.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 20 May 2002.