Tag Archives: Holy Week

ASK FATHER: Can the pre-1955 Holy Week Rites be used?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there a specific rule banning the use of the pre-55 holy week rites, and really the pre-55 missal as a whole? Or may a priest use it if he desires? Some say, and with good reason, that … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 42: Tuesday of Holy Week – UPDATED

UPDATED – Sorry about that!  Forgot to upload the audio!  Today is Tuesday of Holy Week. So… GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – The Transforming Example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Holy Tuesday Prayer over the people: of slithering

A long-time reader and WDTPRS supporter wrote with a question about today’s Oratio super populum in the 2002MR.  As you know, with the 2002MR the “Prayer over the people was resurrected after its 30 years in tomb Bugnini and company … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Spy Wednesday in Holy Week

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. COLLECT Deus, qui pro nobis Filium tuum crucis patibulum subire voluisti, ut inimici a nobis expelleres potestatem, concede nobis famulis tuis, ut resurrectionis gratiam consequamur. This prayer … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday in Holy Week: strengthening our grasp on Christ, His grasp on us

[A special note for priests alone at the end.  Nobody else look! o{];¬) ] COLLECT (2002MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta peragere, ut indulgentiam percipere mereamur. This prayer was in the 1962MR on Tuesday of Holy … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Monday in Holy Week: “we who are flagging from our weakness”

COLLECT Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui ex nostra infirmitate deficimus, intercedente Unigeniti Filii tui passione, respiremus. Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and its predecessors. It was in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Palm Sunday

We are getting ready for Palm Sunday.

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YOUR Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Give us a description of Palm Sunday at your parish as well as what is going on during Holy Week before the Triduum begins. For my part, I will be involved with the Palm Sunday in the Extraordinary Form at … Continue reading

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