The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary was celebrated on Saturday (December 8th) in the Santa Maria Draperis Catholic Church in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.
The Holy Mass was led by the Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul, Mgr Ruben Tierrablanca Gonzalez. The first religious feast which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the liturgical year calendar was celebrated in the Advent period. The verse of Isaiah 61:10 was included in the introduction hymn. The reading of the Holy Mass were: Genesis 3,9-15: 20, Psalm 98, 1-4 and Ephesians 1,3-6: 11-12 and the Gospel of Luke 1, 26-38. Mgr Ruben Gonzalez preached and conveyed his good wishes and thanked those who came.