Monthly Archives: March 2010

Public Compline during the Triduum

In addition to Tenebræ, we shall also have, for the first time at Mater Ecclesiæ, public Compline on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. On Thursday, Compline will take place after  the Stripping of the Altars at the conclusion of the evening Mass. On Friday, Compline will follow after Stations of the Cross. In both cases, this [...]

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Maundy Thursday Tenebræ

We had previously posted that the PDF file of Tenebræ for Maundy Thursday had been uploaded. However, it had not, in fact, been uploaded — until today. Please click on the following link below, or click on the link in our menu on the right-hand side. Tenebræ of Maundy Thursday Please accept our apologies for [...]

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Notes about Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday – Holy (Spy) Wednesday The Office for Holy Week continues according to the usual pattern of Passiontide until Wednesday’s Compline inclusive. All days are of the First Class and admit no Commemorations whatsoever. At Lauds and the Little Hours, the antiphons are all proper for each respective day. The Gloria Patri doxology continues [...]

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Compline Cancelled – Wednesday, March 24

This will not be rescheduled. The next public gathering for the Confraternity will be Tenebrae of Maundy Thursday – 9am on 4/1/10.

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Compline Twice this Week

Tuesday @ 8:05 pm and Wednesday following the evening Mass at Mater Ecclesiae. For Tuesday (Ferial in Passiontide), everything is the same for Compline as that of the last four Tuesdays, except that the Te lucis Hymn is sung in the Passiontide Tone (pages 8-9 of the Compline booklet) and there is NO Gloria Patri [...]

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Fr. Zuhlsdorf: Lent and Passiontide

Fr. Zuhlsdorf has a great article today on the “pruning” of the Liturgy during Lent and Passiontide: Lent and Passiontide: Dying with the Church

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General Notes about Passiontide

As we are soon about to enter upon the Season of Passiontide, there are several liturgical changes of which to take note. Passiontide, of course, begins after the completion of the Office of None this coming Saturday at which time Crucifixes and all sacred and holy images are veiled in purple.  With First Vespers of Passion Sunday [...]

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Tenebrae of Maundy Thursday

We have just added a PDF file for Maundy Thursday Tenebrae. You can find the PDF under “Resources” or you can use the link below: Tenebrae of Maundy Thursday N.B.: It is quite a large file (over 2.2 MB – larger than the files for Good Friday and Holy Saturday put together). For your enjoyment [...]

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Servers Needed for Solemn Vespers

We need at least four boys and/or men who would be willing to serve Solemn Vespers at Mater Ecclesiae on the third Sunday of every month. Specifically, these would be an MC, Thurifer, and two Acolytes, and Fr. Pasley says we could simply have a “Vespers only” group of servers, who are not necessarily the usual servers for [...]

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Updated Contact Information

In response  to a question concerning contact and officer information, here is the latest information available: On the “About” page, you can see the governance structure of the Confraternity. Each chapter (there is only one thus far) has three officers, namely, a Chaplain, Facilitator, and Cantor. We haven’t put any list of names on this [...]

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