Archive for the ‘Passiontide and Holy Week 2013’ Category

Photos: Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion & Death 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

O that shame, now ended in His glory!
O that pain, now lost in joy unknown!
Tell it out with praise the whole glad story,
Human nature at the Father’s throne!

-From a hymn by St. Joseph of the Studium  (the Hymnographer), of the Eastern Church

A few photos from the 3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death and from the 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross and Devotions in Honor of Our Lord in the Sepulchre and Our Mother of Sorrows:

 

Photos: Holy Thursday 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

“After Peter was converted, he was called to strengthen his brethren. It is not irrelevant that this task was entrusted to him in the Upper Room. The ministry of unity has its visible place in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Dear friends, it is a great consolation for the Pope to know that at each Eucharistic celebration everyone prays for him, and that our prayer is joined to the Lord’s prayer for Peter. Only by the prayer of the Lord and of the Church can the Pope fulfill his task of strengthening his brethren – of feeding the flock of Christ and of becoming the guarantor of that unity which becomes a visible witness to the mission which Jesus received from the Father.”

– From the writings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Photos: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

These photographs were taken on Palm Sunday following the Noon Mass, which is celebrated in the Extraordinary Form.  This explains why the antependium and tabernacle veil are violet and not red, as they were for the earlier Masses.  The Relic of the True Cross was exposed after Mass and the Faithful were given an opportunity for veneration as they entered into Holy Week.  The candle stand on the first step on the Epistle Side of the Altar is what we use as the Sanctus Candle (during Lent it is also unbleached, as are the Altar Candles).