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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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Video • Holy Mass in Hollywood, 1944
published 22 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

ERE IS AN OLD VIDEO from the 1944 Hollywood film, “Christmas Holiday“. The video shows a Christmas Solemn High Mass that was attended by Abigail Manette (Deanna Durbin), who is the main character in the movie. So, if you are wondering how Masses were like in the bigger parishes in the 1940s, this is probably a good example.