Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Enthronement of Gallican Primate at Buenos Aires Liturgy

By Jean DuBois

FIRENZE-NUOVA ROMA 26 October 2022 (NRom)

Videos have been released by the Royal Merovingian Dynasty of the solemn enthronement of His Reverence the Most Reverend Alejandro Rodrigues as Archbishop of Lyons and Primate of the Gallican Rite of the Catholic Church. The Gallican Rite, of Greek and Antiochean origins, is part of the spiritual structure of the Imperial Roman Church (within the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate) and the temporal leadership of the Merovingian Dynasty under His Most Christian Majesty Esteve IV (Don Rubén Alberto Gavaldá). The liturgy according to the Gallican Rite was celebrated by His Excellency Monsignor Carlos Vich y Pizarro, Capitular Bishop of the Patriarchal Chapter. 

The enthronement took place on the feast of the Assumption, 15 August, earlier this year, following the formal consecration and coronation of Don Rubén as head of the Merovingian Dynasty. Archbishop Rodrigues is also a Capitular Archbishop of the Patriarchal Chapter of the Pontifical Court. The Gallican Rite is an historic part of the patrimony of the Merovingian Dynasty and is a minority intangible cultural heritage that the dynasty protects and preserves today. Members of the Gallican Rite regularly serve the poor of Buenos Aires and many other locations.