Consecration of Vilatte Chapel in Norfolk

Today, being the Feast of St Louis and thus San Luigi Day, the Vilatte Chapel at King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was consecrated for worship and the Prince-Abbot enthroned there.

The Vilatte Chapel is a private chapel in the grounds of the Prince-Abbot’s home, and will serve as the worldwide headquarters for the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi, the Byelorussian Patriarchate, the Apostolic Episcopal Church and other church bodies under his headship.

In the photograph below, the Prince-Abbot is seated on his elaborately-carved cathedra and wears the gold bullion stole and pectoral cross of Prince-Abbot Joseph III de San Luigi together with the cope of the late Archbishop Forest E. Barber.

The altar frontal has been specially embroidered by commission of the Prince-Abbot, and bears the emblems of San Luigi, the Order of the Crown of Thorns and the Order of Antioch.

Prince-Abbot enthroned

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