Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Friday at Reading

The Solemn Liturgy on Good Friday is a remarkable and complex thing, going through distinct phases with the clergy in different atire at different stages. I'm not qualified to do a commentary but I've given some indication of what is going. See also my Flickr set.

The minsters prostrate themselves at the start of the liturgy.
Fri1

The sing the Passion of St John.
Fri3

The Great Intercessions.
Fri6

The Creeping to the Cross.
Fri10

The Blessed Sacrament is brought from the Altar of Repose.
Fri13

Ecce Agnus Dei: the 'Mass of the Pre-Sanctified'.
Fri15

Fr Leworthy was celebrant, and Fr de Malleray was deacon; the Rev Mr Sypher was subdeacon.

5 comments:

  1. Joseph: you link to the Maundy Thursday set in this post, but great photos anyway! :D

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  2. Gosh that didn't take long! Thanks for letting me know; it's corrected.

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  3. So good to see the traditional rite Triduum done in so many places - but one thing has struck me more this year is how impoverished the 1962 rites are to the pre-56 ones.

    One day... hopefully

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  4. Awesome. And no communion for you! Just like it should be! And wonderfully somber black vestments.

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  5. Actually, Matthew, we did have communion for the faithful...

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