Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears.

At the Met.


Detail of an Ecce Homo by Alessandro Magnasco from about 1710.



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  1. Beautiful. For us, Tenebrae tonight. This is a good image to keep in mind while singing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Supertradmum says:

    I am in deep countryside in the Midwest and cannot get to either Tenebrae, which I love, or Holy Thursday Mass, as I have no ride. So, please pray for me. I miss going. Hopefully, I shall get to Good Friday service. Have a peaceful week, Father Z.

  3. LarryW2LJ says:


    Yes, Fr. Ready to make this Triduum as meaningful as I can. I love the power and beauty of Triduum and everything that we remember, honor and celebrate. This is the essence of our faith – this is what we believe – this is what we are.

    Continued wishes for a safe and blessed journey, Fr. Z. And may all have a most blessed and holy Triduum and Easter.

  4. Sonshine135 says:

    A blessed Triduum and Easter to all. Behold the Man.

  5. jaykay says:

    Just been to confession, at lunchbreak. Many people there. Will be singing at all the services from tonight to Sunday morning. N.O. but with a good deal of chant.

    Ecce lignum crucis, in quo Salus mundi pependit. Venite adoremus.

  6. JohnNYC says:

    I have been living back in my native Rhode Island for less than a year and since there is no Tridentine Triduum in R.I. I am visiting with my friend here in Connecticut and went last night for Maundy Thursday to Saint Mary’s of Norwalk….. WOW!!!!!!!! We are going back today for 3:00 Passion of the Lord, 7:00 Seven Last Words, 7:45 Outdoor Procession. Then tomorrow April 19 at 8:00 P.M. – Holy Mass of the Resurrection – Solemn High in the Extraordinary Form. They also have Matins and Lauds tomorrow starting at 9am and more, listed on their website. Based on what I experienced last night, I would highly recommend this church to anyone who loves the traditional liturgy. :-) –John

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