, MGR. HINSLEY TAKES
POSSESSION OF HIS SEE
On St. George's Feast
THE ARCHBISHOP ENTHRONED AT WESTMINSTER
Bj Our Special Representative
T SEEMED THI6 MORNING AS THOUGH ONLY A FEW WEEKS HAD PASSED SINCE THE SEATS, AISLES AND GALLERIES OF THE GREAT CATHEDRAL WERE THRONGED WITH PEOPLE SAYING THEIR LAST FAREWELL TO THEIR BELOVED CARDINAL BOURNE. TO-DAY THOSE SAME PEOPLE (ONE IS STRUCK BY THE REPRESENTATIVE CHARACTER OF THE WORSHIPPERS AT WESTMINSTER) WERE GATHERED AGAIN UNDER THE HIGH VAULTS DIMLY SEEN THROUGH THE THOUSAND LAMPS TO GIVE THEIR JOYOUS WELCOME TO ARTHUR, ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER, THE CARDINAL'S SUCCESSOR. THEIR SORROW HAD TURNED TO JOY, AND WITH REASON, FOR WHO COULD Down. THAT FRANCIS BOURNE HIMSELF WAS THERE IN SPIRIT AS WELL?
The ceremony was to be long, quiet and sober—the cardinals and bishops who had attended the solemn requiem were not present at this domestic solemnity but the thousands, women as well as men, were ready to stand unsupported throughout it. They seemed to have been there for a long time when a comparative latecomer like myself arrived half-an-hour before the Archbishop's entry.
The orgatt begat le play. und the long processien Of pestural clergY. careens
regular, luotiks, friers regular made its way, us so-i-ie. weeks before. to the teinportiry etulls in front ef the eanetuary. 'Me inueic increased in volume. and slowly the intit Archbishop of Westminster—tall and strong and imposing, with his hand raleed in blessing s the people on either side felt on their knees —walked up the nave under a, canopy of while and gold. An unforgettable moment: London eager to eee and be blessed by its latest father iu God.
'1.11., first pail. of the CereinOny was 111,, cm-Talon nl' the yeaLlintit Shut had 4, laaeught from Rome, Everyone knew F or trICTO had been 21111111e, time to study the handbook issued hy the cathedral administration for the benefit of the congregation) what the pallinm
eons: how it signifies authentic site
*ion and union ith the Apostolic t, a symbol without the conferring vbieh no archbishop in the Western airell can exercise the fullness of his office.
The little band of lamb's wool that would lie over the new Metropolitan's shoulders \VMS laid on the altar and venerated in turn by each of the canons and the chaplains of the cathedral after the choir had sung a response familiar whenever a procession is formed for the Fnlemn reception of a bishop in his cathedrel, Then the familiar rhythm of the "Te Drum," sung antiphonally by choir and clergy filled the great spaces of the church.
The Enthronement After this histeric corereoey, historic both in its origin .t.lte rite was taicrli from a Pantie/cafe used at Centerbury in the middle ages) and in its eigniticance for the ancient and ever renewed Catholic and Roman Church In England. the canons sang "Teroe"
the prelates and assistants vested for tlic enthronement kIlld Mass.
The timeless and quiet beauty of the (bunt of the psalms lad imperceptibly to the magailicept moment when the cathedral was lit up, as it were, with searlet and gold as the priests in red chasubles and auxiliary hirtiiths cope 441Ci 414t44 thc way. for t4 gew arcItidtdifq■ N1.1111 III, ,1,•.1 .11I
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e throne to liise 11i1. eletropeidine ting in fealty.
The Mass then, followed was of the transferred feast of St. George, and the voice of the new archbishop was heard pontificating In his cathedral for the first time nt the moment when he intoned the "Gloria in exceisis Den" in a strong clear voice. Later he delivered, from a faldslool before the tiltor, his first address to the clergy and people of his archdiocese.
Al the end of the Mass the papal blessing was given and a titulary pardon granted.
Meanwhile, for hours the streelit around the cathedral had been packed with an expectant crowd thet had been unite to find room in the church. Their patience wes rewarded when the Archblehop eeppeared on the balcony le enille on and bless them.
(A summary of Mgr, Hinsiey,5 address will be found on another paged) U.S.A.
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