The other day I posted about burying the Alleluia on Septuagesima Sunday. As Pre-Lent (aka Fore-Lent) begins, in the traditional Roman Rite we sing the Alleluia for the last time at 1st Vespers of Septuagesima. There was a custom of yore of burying the “Alleluia” as if to entomb it until the Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter.
Our Alleluia and its coffin was made by a great family in the parish.
At the time of the Asperges, it got splashed with a little holy water.
Father puts Alleluia into its not-so-final resting place.
Back into church for Mass. It happened to be the first time our celebrant, who is the Vocations Director of the diocese for the Extraordinary Ordinary.
So… the Alleluia is buried for Pre-Lent, Lent, Passiontide and the Sacred Triduum.
UPDATE 14 Feb:
I received some photos from the wonderful Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa.