Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's good Friday

Last night, Galadriel, Arwen and I went to Mass of the Lord's Supper.

Mass was good, unlike past years, ( I'll put a link here to last year's post sometime later.) The pastor followed the rubrics quite well. Rang the bells at the Gloria, no bells at the elevations, used wooden knockers instead. Entrance Hymn: Lift High the Cross (CRUCIFER)
UBI CARITAS in latin (at the washing of the feet) not the taize or the gregorian that's in CBW III, but very nice.) Make me an Instrument of Your Peace (O WALLY WALLY) for Offertory Communion had a latin motet- couldn't tell which one. Procession and closing the Tabernacle of Repose Pange Lingua Gloriosi with last verses of tantum ergo. The Choir Master made the mistake of saying that Pange Lingua Gloriosi was the Closing hymn - it isn't the closing hymn, because technically the mass doesn't end. But hey. The celebrants left quietly and the  altar was stripped un ceremoniously.

In other words, the pastor made no attempt to make the Mass dramatic- and it was beautiful


Frodo is ill - has  a minor fever 38.5 (under the armpit)  Bear has graciously decided to stay home today with him, while the girls and I take my mother to Good Friday liturgy at her parish.

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Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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