The Sacred Triduum: The Veneration of the Cross and the Rite of the Presanctified

Continuing from the previous entry on the Lessons and the Solemn Collects of the Mass of Good Friday, here I will examine the rest of the unique rituals of Good Friday. The Veneration of the Cross Having returned to the altar after removing their chasubles, the deacon approaches the altar and takes the veiled altar… Continue reading The Sacred Triduum: The Veneration of the Cross and the Rite of the Presanctified

The Sacred Triduum: The Good Friday Lessons and Solemn Collects

The special rites of Good Friday, excepting what is done for Tenebrae and the other Hours as I mentioned in a previous entry, are all performed together as one seamless whole. There is no interruption between the parts, and it can be understood as one complex Mass. The traditional Good Friday Mass is sometimes referred… Continue reading The Sacred Triduum: The Good Friday Lessons and Solemn Collects