Easter Sunday and the Triduum round-up

The Triduum has been fantastic this year and I’d thought I’d share all the links to the photos in one place, together with a few on this page.

Your roving blogger didn’t get to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral this year – but I know a man who did, and you can see his photos here.

Maundy Thursday

(photos)

Imagine our (inner, silent, solemn and almost unnoticed even by ourselves) whoops of awesome when we saw that Fr. Ko was with us as the procession appeared at the beginning of Mass!

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Fr. Kn preached his usual hellfire and brimstone.

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In that infamous utterance of Fr. Fortescue, ‘Mass continues as normal’.

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The Blessed Sacrament was reposed and adored (or adored, reposed, and then adored some more).

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Then the high altar was stripped whilst the Frs. chanted Psalm 21.

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And then there was Compline.

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Good Friday

(photos)

The beginning of the ceremonies on Good Friday is always so moving.

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‘Flectamus genua’
‘Levate’

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Them’s a whole lotta rubrics!

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‘Ecce lignum Crucis….’

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Afterwards there was another Office, only my nerd-skillz failed me and I don’t know what it was.

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Holy Saturday

Any idea how tricky it can be to photograph, in effect, moving candles? 😉

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Surely this would be easier if the deacon just learnt the whole Exsultet off by heart…

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Gathering around the font, which becomes a tomb when we’re baptised (a baptistry is often physically on a lower level than the nave of a church), and out of which we emerge as a new person in Christ.

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The candles are lit and Mass begins and my camera goes all squiee at the pretty.

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Real Men™, like Christ, are willing to sacrifice whatever is necessary, whenever it be necessary.

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White smoke? Can do.

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Easter Sunday

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Hilarity of the day: when the very next page of Fr.’s homily slid off the lectern and drifted, oh so gracefully, to the floor. I suspect this is the real reason the MC has to accompany him across the sanctuary. You just can’t let these people out alone.

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‘amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant!’ (even angels have to learn Latin)

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dominus meus et deus meus

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confiteor

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‘These boots are made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do….’

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