Silks, trains and ermines

Ordination in Notre Dame

Singing of the Litany to All Saints during priestly ordination at a High Pontifical Mass in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. On the steps of the temporary altar, placed in front of the entrance to the choir at the intersection of the nave and the transept, the subdeacon and the deacon are kneeling together with the archbishop of Paris celebrating the liturgy. The unfolded train of his choir cassock is clearly visible.