Friday, March 29, 2013

clearing the altar

On Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) there is only one Mass (the Mass of the Lord's Supper), and it does not end until the Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection. The Eucharist is taken to to a Tabernacle of Repose, and the other altars are stripped bare. First the candles are snuffed. There has been no dismissal. The priest does not say, "Ite, misse est." (Go, the Mass is ended.), or something similar. Liturgically, this Thursday, Friday, Saturday are one day-the Tridiuum.
 Saint Casimir Cleveland Ohio Holy Thursday 2013
see also by clicking: Triduum 2008Paschal Triduum observances 2009, St. Rocco processes 2010, Easter Vigil 2010, anticipation of the Resurrection, Easter in northeast Cleveland 2011, Resurrection Candle for Homecoming, Easter Sunday Cleveland Hostage Churches ...

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