High church for Sunday.
Serious bells and smells.
Ambrosian Mass at the altar of the great church of Sant' Ambrogio in Milan. The altar sits right over the resting place of Saint Ambrose.
I love the bells chiming during the Eucharistic Prayer, and of course the clouds of incense.
Facade and atrium court of the great 11th century church
interior of the church with some of the earliest and widest ribbed vaults in Europe, built in the 12th century
The interior with sunlight
The ciborium and apse of the church
The 9th century gilded silver altar frontal.
Saint Ambrose himself with 2 other martyr saints in the crypt under the altar.
If the Episcopal Church ever starts venerating corpses, I'm joining the Quakers.
Gag me with an aspergillium.