Tag Archives: Triduum

2017 CROTALUS POLL!

It is customary on Holy Thursday, after the jubilant Gloria introduction, to stop ringing bells in church during the Triduum and, instead, use some kind of clacking or ratchet noisemaker called a crotalus in Latin.  More on those HERE.
Here’s a poll.  At your … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 44 – Holy Thursday: The great ministry of great mystery

Today is Holy Thursday of Holy Week.  Today we celebrated how Our Lord established the Sacrament of the Eucharist and, inseparably from the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the Holy Priesthood.
The Roman Station is St. John Lateran.
Examine your consciences, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is sore tempted – UPDATE

UPDATE 13 March:
I am delighted that one of my priest friends is able to come to help with our Triduum!  However, I really would like to have one more priest come.
So, I’ll give in to the temptation.  Fathers?
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Originally Published on: Mar 7, 2017
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LENTCAzT 46 – Holy Saturday: the activity of bees

It is Holy Saturday in the Sacred Triduum.
We are dead with Christ in the tomb awaiting the spark in the darkness.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/46_lentcazt16.mp3

Yesterday’s LENTCAzT HERE

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LENTCAzT 43 – Holy Thursday: Animarum zelus

It is Holy Thursday in the Sacred Triduum.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/44_lentcazt16.mp3

I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this … 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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ASK FATHER: Why no confessions on Good Friday or Holy Saturday?

From a reader…
I would like to know why many parishes do not offer the Sacrament of Penance on Holy Saturday? There’s only 1 parish in my area that hears confessions on Holy Saturday and I often wonder is there a … Continue reading

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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 the pre-1955 rites … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 47 Easter Sunday

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Today is Easter Sunday. This is the final podcast of my series.
I made these daily podcasts all during Lent and the Triduum to give you a small boost every day. I did this as a … Continue reading

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YOUR Sacred Triduum observances – Who, What, Where, When, How?

It may be that some of you will travel, even considerable distances, to participate in the rites of the Sacred Triduum celebrated in a worthy manner.
I have on more than one occasion over the years, as a guest celebrant for … 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 or … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Thursday 3rd Week of Lent – the “dying” the liturgy

Today’s prayer has roots in the Padua manuscript the so-called Gregorian Sacramentary and also the manuscript at Bergamo.  It was not in any edition of the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum.
COLLECT
Maiestatem tuam, Domine, suppliciter imploramus,
ut, quanto magis dies salutiferae festivitatis accedit,
tanto devotius ad eius celebrandum
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QUAERITUR: Tenebrae hearse

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From a reader:
Praised by Jesus Christ! Thank you for your blog. Our small parish needs to find a tennabrae hearse. I am searching on ebay and various church supply websites, but I need your expert … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The scheduling of Good Friday and Holy Thursday in the Extraordinary Form

I will let you liturgical experts and interested dabblers provide this good reader with some help.
I may be missing something, but I can’t see much of a problem.  You readers might see differently.
From a reader:
A question for you and your … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Thursday Mandatum and female feet. Wherein advice is sought and Fr. Z ranteth.

From a reader:
As it is Lent, it is undoubtedly time to ask the question of women having their feet washed on Holy Thursday.  I am well aware (from reading your blog) that it is contrary to law and custom to … Continue reading

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