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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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“A penalty is decreed against clerics, who, being in sacred Orders, or holding benefices, do not wear a dress befitting their Order. […] In these days, the contempt of religion has grown to such a pitch that—making but little account of their own dignity, and of the clerical honor—some even wear in public the dress of laymen…”
— Council of Trent (Session 14, Chapter 6)

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Photos • 1985 Ordination in China
published 6 June 2019 by Andrew Leung

CAME ACROSS a batch of old photos recently and I think our readers would be interested in them. The pictures were taken at an ordination at St. Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghai, in 1985. Seven men were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian. It is believed that this is the first ordination in China since the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Since the Novus Ordo didn’t make its way into China until the 1990s, this liturgy would have been celebrated in the old rite.



You might also be interested in this Chinese setting of Ave Maria.