Don't forget to see part one and Bishop Robert Finn's homily from the consecration of Old Saint Patrick Oratory in Kansas City. As opposed to the pic dump you see here, Kansas Catholic will be posting pics methodically and actually explaining them. So check back there often. Saint Louis Catholic has a list of other sites with pics. He also announces that St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, whose choir came to sing at the St. Pat's consecration, will be hosting all-day Adoration on Election Day.
On to the pics:
Procession of Relics to be buried in the Altar
Censing the Relics
Part of the choir in the balcony. Another choir pic is below, and I'll sort out who's from where in the printed edition.
Kansas City has the world's tallest bishop. Here, actually, Bishop Finn climbs a ladder to anoint the twelve crosses on the wall in the church. The imagery is from Revelation, where John describes the Wall of the Great City, Jerusalem, having 12 foundations - the 12 Apostles.
If you look closely, you can see incense is burnt directly on the altar as part of its consecration. The incense is atop 5 crosses representing the 5 Glorious wounds. Not shown, the same procedure is taking place simultaneously on the two side altars.
The Altar is now being "clothed". It's starting to get smoky.
Altar clothing continues.
Procession for the Mass itself.
Father and Sisters and Knights. The empty spot was my seat. OSP was kind enough to set me where I could get close shots.
Bishop Finn is censed - not sure if that's the right term.
Elevation of the chalice.
A view of the remarkable restoration.
A great job done by all.
To the reception.