Tag Archives: Triduum

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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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.

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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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NYC, Manhattan: EASTER SUNDAY at Holy Innocents

If you are in or around NYC, consider coming to Holy Innocents on 37th (btwn Broadway and 7th) for Triduum ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form.
Sunday
Fr. Zuhlsdorf – Celebrant
Missa cantata 10 AM
Chant Propers
Plainsong Mass I: Lux et origo
Sunday Vespers 3 PM
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WDTPRS POLL: Attending Triduum services

A quick WDTPRS POLL:
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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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Pope Benedict on keeping vigil this Triduum

Excerpts from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience via the site of Vatican Radio:
Today there is “a certain callousness of the soul towards the power of evil, an insensitivity to all the evil in the world: we do not want to … Continue reading

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Confessions during the Triduum

Each year one sees confusion about the Sacrament of Penance during the Triduum.
Some priests, liturgical experts, and even diocesan liturgy offices wrongly claim the rubrics of the Missal or “Sacramentary” forbid the sacrament of Penance.
However, this claim is incorrect.
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