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Unique Easter solemnity

Those behind the Pontifical Mass on Easter Sunday broadcast live by TVM from St John’s Co-Cathedral, deserve to be congratulated.

For once, I enjoyed the almost military precision of all the participants, from the concelebrants right down to the acolytes.

Everyone knew exactly what to do and when: that annoying continuous movement hither and thither of some of the participants one usually observes on similar occasions was almost absent.

I was impressed not only by the familiar but subdued Gregorian music over the organ but also by the balanced unison of the small but very effective choir. Well done indeed to the organisers.

Last but not least, I liked the brief homily delivered by Archbishop Charles Scicluna – both in Maltese and English.

What I would have liked to see was perhaps some female participants. Regrettably, it was an all-male ceremony: a pity.

It was indeed a simple mass celebrated without fuss, worthy of the unique Easter solemnity.

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