Monday, April 21, 2014

Tenebrae in Reading


On Easter Saturday, I attended (and sang in) Tenebrae in Reading, with the FSSP in St William of York.


They have a truly splendid, brand new 'hearse': the triangular candelabrum with fifteen candles holders. One candle is extinguished after each psalm, leaving one, which is taken out, hidden, revealed, and then extinguished at the end. The symbolism relates to the death and resurrection of Our Lord. It works better in the evening, when Tenebrae was celebrated until the Holy Week reforms of 1955. More about that here.


James Bogle, President of the FIUV, was also at the service.

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