Skip to comments.Conclave: timetable for first days
Posted on 03/09/2013 11:56:02 AM PST by NYer
(Vatican Radio) During the course of the briefing for journalists on Saturday in the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, outlined a timetable for the ceremonies and proceedings on the first days of the upcoming Conclave. The times given below are tentative and approximate.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 (all times Rome local: GMT + 1)
15:45 Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Pauline Chapel
16:30 Procession from Pauline Chapel to Sistine Chapel
16:45 Oath administered and Extra omnes! Proclaimed
Followed by meditation by Card. Prosper Grech, OP
Eventual 1st vote
19:30 Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 (all times Rome local: GMT + 1)
06:30 Breakfast served in Domus S. Marthae (until 7:30)
07:45 Transfer from Domus S. Marthae to Sistine Chapel
09:30 Hora Media in Sistine Chapel
Morning vote(s) (scrutiny(ies) taken
12:30 Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae
16:00 Cardinals return to Sistine Chapel
16:50 Scrutinies taken
19:30 Cardinals return to Domus Sanctae Marthae
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Do you or anyone know the color of smoke when they pick a new Pope? I thought it was white?
2:15 Beach Volleyball
4:00 Beanie Judging - 1st Prize a George Forman Grill
6:00 Dinner - Pot Luck
10:00 Movie - “12 Angry Men”
12:00 Lights Out
And you would be right! Burning ballots results in black smoke. In order to turn it white, the cardinals are given a packet to be tossed in with the final ballots that is supposed to generate white smoke. It didn't work quite as planned when Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected.
The smoke looked more grey than white. The tip off, however, is the tolling of the bells on St. Peter's. Someone mentioned the other day that each bell has a name. The largest one is St. Andrew's bell, named for Peter's brother.
The largest of the bells - campanone has a diameter of 2.50 meter, a height of 2.60 meter, measuring 7.5 meters in circumference and weighing about 11 tons. It was cast in 1786 by Luigi Valadier and blessed by Pius VI in the same year. Since 1931, the bells are operated electrically, thus permitting even the largest bell to be tolled from a distance. It is rung at Christmas and Easter, on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, and every time the Pope imparts the "Urbi et Orbi" blessing (to the city and to the world). It is also rung on the election of a new pontiff. The note of this bell is E3.
I encourage the faithful and people of good will to add Rome time to their smartphone world clock settings; and, whenever possible, to pray the Divine Office at the precise hours as the assembled Cardinals.
Here in EDT Vespers should pose little problem at 4:15 PM; Matins at 4:30 AM will be much more difficult. But Lent was never meant to be easy.
On Fox they played a clip from someone else’s show (I think it was Jimmy Kimmel’s) of someone asking questions of passers-by about the “new pope” (as if one had already been elected). Several people pretended to have heard the news that the new pope had been elected. One was asked if he had heard the interview with “the new pope’s ex-wife” and said he had, and that she was hilarious.
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