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WDTPRS POLL: More on the Holy Thursday Footwashing Rite

We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“.  The results and your descriptions were interesting.
Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends.  Taking my cue also … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper.
The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places where … Continue reading

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Question about Pope Benedict’s Holy Thursday adoration at Altar of Repose

If any of you watched the Holy Father’s Mass at the Lateran, and perhaps recorded it, could you do me a favor?
I noticed that the Pope’s time of silent prayer before the Altar of Repose after Mass was especially prolonged.  … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper.  My emphases and comments and I add some extra paragraph breaks.
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Lk … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Holy “Maundy” Thursday in the Triduum

The term “Maunday” or “Maundy” Thursday refers to Christ’s mandate (mandatum) in John 13:34 to His apostles in the service of the Church. It is also called sometimes “Shere” Thursday, perhaps from “shere” indicating “tolerance” and “remedy”, in the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Thursday altar of repose in the basement where coffee is usually taken

From a reader:
Is there any guidance about where the Altar of Repose on Holy Thursday should be located? For many years at my parish, it was located at one of the side altars in the Church (we have five to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Thursday foot washing follies

From a reader:
Well this year is a return of mass foot washings. As our bulletin
states, “This year everyone will participate in this action. Please wear socks and shoes that are easy to remove. Towels will be provided.”
Should I go and … Continue reading

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In justice to Card. O’Malley of Boston on the foot-washing issue

I received this from a reader:
I thought I’d bring to your attention yesterday’s post on [Boston’s Archbishop] Cardinal O’Malley’s blog. It seems every Holy Week the issue of the washing of women’s feet comes up and the Cardinal is ALWAYS brought … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Holy Thursday, Mass sermon

The Holy Father’s sermon for the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday.
Pope Benedict teases out three sayings from the Lord’s discourse at the Last Supper in the Gospel of John.
1) "This is eternal life, that they may … Continue reading

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