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Eternal Rome

Postby seamas o dalaigh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 pm

I arrived in Rome in 1966 to find a city that, it seemed, had yet to undergo the heartless ravages of modernization. I saw Pope Paul VI carried through the streets on the gilded platform, the sedia gestatoria that once bore the consuls of the Roman Republic; it swayed past me, borne aloft by eight sediarii clothed in red damask. The accompanying cardinals wore ermine mozzettas about their shoulders, their long red satin trains buttoned high, clinging in folds on their backs. At that time, the radical decisions that would break with the liturgical tradition had already been taken, but the old forms were still being observed, just as, seen from Earth, certain stars still twinkle although their light has already been extinguished.



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Re: Eternal Rome

Postby inthegobi » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:10 pm

James, that was a fascinating article, eh? It made me a little sad - things we have for years, maybe centuries, can pass in less than a lifetime.

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