Some ladies light candles around the bathtub, and there are no niggling interruptions, but then the doorbell rings. Smells and sounds like a Rorate.
My mother was quite proud of her dining room table and took care setting it for an evening. My sister now has all her silver. Altar accoutrements like a Rorate.
All the sacred vessels in the Mass are gold or silver. After all, they touch the body and blood of Our Lord, which is why the priest washes his hands. At what was to be the Passover, bread and wine were present, and Jesus ate and drank the altered elements as He celebrated His first Mass, the Last Supper.
What does altar wine taste and smell like? Sweet, pungent syrup. Napa-based Mont La Salle has been making sacramental wine since 1930 and saved the California wine industry during Prohibition.
This exact form of the Mass, which the priest prays quietly, mostly, has been in existence with very little change for 1,000 years, perhaps as many as 1,500 years. Scholars believe that Jesus said His first Mass in Aramaic, not Hebrew or Greek. The priest repeats the Epistle and Gospel in French because this is French Switzerland.
The long-distance camera is poor quality, but the camera in the sanctuary gives a clear view. Maybe late November or early December, maybe 6AM, because I hear steeple bells ring. At the end he says ecce [ECH-ay], Latin for behold.