Tag Archives: Holy Week

Ritual Housework!

I have seen that a few people have looked at my old site on washing the altars Washing of the Altar on Maundy Thursday. This morning (yes I celebrated the Mass in Coena Domini this morning), I stripped and washed the … Continue reading

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Holy Week

Holy Week is upon us once again, and we get ready for long services in my little chapel. This morning for Palm Sunday I was on my own. I set up a lectern in the middle of the chapel for … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Holy Week

I found a quote from Monsignor Alfred Gilbey (1901-1998). It follows on very nicely from my reflection about ecclesiastical bureaucracy and middle management. Many of us find ourselves in a situation of conflict, namely believing in an ideal (Catholic tradition) … Continue reading

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Passiontide

Blogging has cooled down somewhat, as for most Christian bloggers. We have our lives of liturgy and personal prayer. There is also a lot of work to prepare for our distinguished visitor next week with his passion for dinghy cruising. … Continue reading

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In pace in idipsum

For this Good Friday, I offer you my musical setting of the text In pace in idipsum, which is sung at the Burial of Christ at the end of the Mass of the Presanctified in the Use of Sarum. Our … Continue reading

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Even when Judas hanged himself, there was a storm too…

I love the old Clint Eastwood films! One of my favourites is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. This film involves a Mexican by the name of Tuco, a professional bandit and brother of a Franciscan priest. From 3 … Continue reading

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Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo

Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo; facta est quasi vidua domina gentium; princeps provinciarum facta est sub tributo. “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

This is an interesting article – Maundy Thursday Musings. Indeed we have two notions of Maundy Thursday. The Roman rite celebrates it as a feast with white vestments, the Gloria in excelesis and the transfer of the Blessed Sacrament to … Continue reading

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Refresher on the Holy Week Rites

Last year, I published Holy Week Rites, showing that criticism of post World War II reforms in the Roman rite is more mainstream than some imagine. There are no fewer than forty-one comments on this posting. We have discussed question … Continue reading

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