Holy Week III: Good Friday

I had hoped to put this up two days ago, but I have been happily preoccupied with our first Holy Week in which we have services Monday through Wednesday. Preliminary Notes on Sources In the interest of clarity, the services and ceremonies described below are not necessarily found in their entirety in any of theContinue reading “Holy Week III: Good Friday”

Holy Week II: Maundy Thursday

Having dealt with the peculiarities of Palm Sunday in the last post, we are going to skip over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week for the time being, given the rather less frequent observation of these masses in comparison with Maundy Thursday. Three Masses of Maundy Thursday Near the beginning of the Middle Ages,Continue reading “Holy Week II: Maundy Thursday”

Holy Week I: Palm Sunday

With Holy Week rapidly approaching, it seems only appropriate to offer some response to the many and repeated queries about the rites and ceremonies of Holy Week. Given the complexity of the subject and the unfinished state of our research, it would seem to be unwise to try and even give some sort of provisionalContinue reading “Holy Week I: Palm Sunday”