Sunday, 26 April 2009

New Bishop of Gallup

The (now) Most Reverend James Wall was elevated to the episcopacy and named the fourth Bishop of Gallup (New Mexico) at a Mass on April 23 this past week. The night before the Ordination and Installation Mass, Solemn Vespers were prayed at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup. A friend has provided photos from the event, which I now share with you.

Notice especially how local cultural elements were incorporated in the design and furnishing of the Cathedral. I think that this is a great example of "inculturation" done right.

Incensation of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Bishop (Elect) Wall (L) signs the Oath of Fidelity, with Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
Photo credit: Kitty Mason
Pax et bonum.