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Ever parish needs a crotalus or two!

Thinking ahead to the Triduum?  Perhaps it will be this year that Father changes out the bells after the Gloria on Holy Thursday to the crotalus or “ratchet”, the harsh wooden noisemaker.
In some places a wooden gizmo with little hammers or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Rattlers in the sanctuary!

From a reader:
Our priest and I have recently come into a point of contention. While preparing for the Triduum liturgies, he has denied the use of the crotalus on Maundy Thursday, citing that the General Instruction no longer calls for … Continue reading

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