Just a couple of bits of background information to the Advent Vesper stuff. The Pope is trying to heal the "hermeneutic of rupture", part if it is bringing out from his storeroom like the good scribe, "things both old and new".
Did you know that the throne he has been using which was originally made for Pope Leo XIII, was actually the Cathedra of the Second Vatican Council, it was used by both the Blessed Pope John XXIII and his successor Pope Paul VI?
The very splendid cope was apparently made by Tridentinum, trawl the site to see what other things we might see the Holy Father's Master of Ceremonies coming out with,. If you want to improve the visual aspect of the liturgy in you parish, get something from here for your Parish Priest.
As a meme all can take part in, post your favourite choices from this website either on your own blog or in the comments on this post
Both bits of information come from Shouts in the Piazza.
And whilst we are on the Apostolic wardrobe, for the real officianado, did you notice he wore the Pontifical Dalmatic, the vestment all bishops should -not must- wear, a sign of the fullness of Holy Orders.