Tenebrae…

Tenebrae at the Oratory from 1700 over the Sacrum Triduum (click here to see the archived broadcasts of the Sacrum Triduum). Tenebrae is the name given to the celebration, with special ceremonies, of Matins and Lauds, the first two hours of the Divine Office, of the last three days of Holy Week. Originally celebrated after…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Spy Wednesday

Spy Wednesday: Missa “Ut in nomine Jesu” Such is the impious scheme devised on this day, within the precincts of the Temple of Jerusalem. To testify her detestation at it, and to make atonement to the Son of God for the outrage thus oflfered him, the Holy Church, from the earliest ages, consecrated the Wednesday of every…

Station Wednesday in Holy Week: Statio ad St Mariam Majorem

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we who are continually afflicted by reason of our excesses, may be delivered through the passion of Thine only-begotten Son… The Station today is at St. Mary Major for the second time during Lent. As we set our eyes on the Sacred Triduum, it is good to…