Altar of the Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity
Pentecost Sunday, June 09, 2019
FEBRUARY 02, 2020
FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
A small image of Our Lady of Good Success, a replica of the original statue in Quito, Ecuador, was enshrined at the altar of the Chapel. The Mission made a nine-day novena in Her honor from January 24 up to February 01, 2020 in humble thanksgiving for the all graces that She obtained, and will still obtain, for the growing Philippines and Asia- Pacific Mission.
[Left] Rev. Fr. Alexander Kryssov blessing the candles before Mass.
[Right] A first in the Mission, he blesses the faithful with the image of the Holy Infant Jesus [taken from the Christmas manger]. A [farewell] veneration followed by kissing the feet of the Divine Infant. Father explained that this is a traditional custom [at least in Europe], and a beautiful and remarkable way to close the Christmas season [as the Baby Jesus is then processed out of the sanctuary area – to be brought in again on Christmas day].
This is the very first time we had this ceremony at the Chapel – and it was indeed very beautiful! This custom and devotion can be special means to offer some reparation to Our Lord – Whose Divinity, Incarnation, Nativity and Infancy are all but forgotten and even derided by the modern world.