The homily at the Mass for the Opening of the Door of Mercy is delivered by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, Archbishop of San Fernando 

 Opening of the Holy Door

December 13, 2015 at Metropolitan Cathedral, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

 

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1. At the statio outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, Abp. Lavarias opens the ceremony leading to the opening of the Holy Door of Mercy (13 December 2015).
 
 
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2. Abp. Lavarias invites the people to bless and praise God.
 
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3. Altar servers of the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando prepare for the procession leading to the main door of the Cathedral.
 
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4. The procession to the Cathedral where Mass will be celebrated begins.
 
 
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5. The main door of the Cathedral is prepared for the Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy.
 
 
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6. The Cathedral Rector, Msgr. Gene Reyes, takes off the Papal coat-of-arms to unseal the Door of Mercy.
 
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7. "Open the gates of justice, we shall enter and give thanks to the Lord." - Psalm 118:19
 
 
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8. "This is the Lord's gate: let us enter through it and obtain mercy and forgiveness."
 
 
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9. The procession resumes and moves toward the altar of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10. Abp. Florentino Lavarias carries the Book of Gospels during the processional at the Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando (13 December 2015).
 
 
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11. The Archbishop and the Deacon reverence the altar.
 
 
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12. The homily at the Mass for the Opening of the Door of Mercy is delivered by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, Archbishop of San Fernando (13 December 2015).