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Today I received photos from a favorite place of mine, Wyoming Catholic College. Prof. Peter Kwasniewski writes:
Last night we held our fifth consecutive Tenebrae service at Wyoming Catholic College. (We always sing, in full, the traditional Tenebrae for Holy Thursday on Wednesday night. It lasts for about 2 1/2 hours. The faithful sing all the Psalms and antiphons with the Schola.)
Not only is Tenebrae itself hauntingly beautiful, but it is apparently attractive as well. Each year, our schola of singers has grown (it was twice as large in 2016 as it was in 2012), and the congregation of the faithful has grown, too (it was easily four times as many as the first time we did it). Students, faculty, parishioners and local families all come out for it now.
The Church’s tradition gives us such tremendous resources. If only we would use them, we would be doing the new evangelization in earnest.
Here are a couple photos.
And at the end, perhaps just before the last Miserere or just after the “earthquake”.
Some people will ask what that big candelabra is called. In English we refer to it as a “hearse”. In Rome, however, it is called a “Barabbas”. My friend Gregory DiPippo of NLM quipped: “In a similar vein, I decreed that the “parvum sustentaculum” which was introduced into the Easter vigil in the Pius XII Horror Week should be called the Caiphas.”
As you can tell, he isn’t a fan of the 1955 reform!