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Altar Girls Better Dressed than Cuddly Bishop

Slovak-born Reykjavik Bishop David Tencer, 57, Iceland, dresses his teenage altar girls at a Polish Mass in some sort of dalmatics.

Tencer is a Capuchin with a long beard. He posted the above picture on FaceBook.com (June 2), adding the comment that Icelanders have been freed from two-meters coronavirus distancing and therefore may return to their usual three-meter distance.

In contrast, Tencer shows that he does not only disrespect sanitary but also prudential distancing.

JezusMaryja1
In polish catholic parish, st. Maximilian Kolbe in Mississauga, Ontario 2 years ago were introduced by polish pastor Janusz BLAZEJAK uniforms/stole for Holy Communion distributors like pastors. Everything toward making mess in receivers minds...
DJRESQ
The article does not appear to be correct. There are altar boys in the photos, and they are dressed as altar boys. One boy and two girls are wearing the other clothing, and it appears to be some type of celebration for those three, probably Confirmation.

From a National Catholic Register article:

"This display of reverence at Communion — uncommon in the U.S. — seemed like a remarkable act of …More
The article does not appear to be correct. There are altar boys in the photos, and they are dressed as altar boys. One boy and two girls are wearing the other clothing, and it appears to be some type of celebration for those three, probably Confirmation.

From a National Catholic Register article:

"This display of reverence at Communion — uncommon in the U.S. — seemed like a remarkable act of piety, a harkening back to tradition. Franciscan Bishop Dávid Tencer, who leads the Catholic Diocese of Reykjavik, told me: 'Here, this is normal.' Bishop Tencer, a Capuchin friar, with a long flowing beard, said that kneeling is a popular tradition among Icelandic Catholics.

“'The people receive usually kneeling, though if they wish, they can also stand,' explained Father Patrick Breen, rector at the cathedral and vicar general of the diocese. 'It has always been this way, and it will be unless someone would decide to take away the communion rails.' Father Breen shuddered to think that would ever happen.

"Tradition runs deep in Iceland’s Catholic Church. 'I would say Icelandic Catholics who do practice tend to be quite conservative,' reported Father Breen. The sound of Gregorian chant sometimes fills Sunday Masses at Christ the King. And many signs associated with a vibrant Church, from Eucharistic adoration to family prayer life, are everywhere. There are also clear signs of which side the Church in Iceland takes on a most fundamental issue."

www.ncregister.com/daily-news/faith-up-north-…
salliperson
Beautiful church, beautiful happy people.

This picture depicts Catholicism of yesteryear where everyone is considered as family. Something long lost in the United States.

Not even COVID can break the bond of family. God bless Poland.. May we take Her as an example. God bless Bishop Tencer.
DicoVobis
I don't think they are altar girls. It seems they are wearing some kind of confirmation robe.
Lalanz
Sick
Ultraviolet
Love-love-love the embroidery on those dalmatics. It would make a lovely wall-hanging, in fact.