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Holy Week and Easter, 2010


April 1, 2010: Maundy Thursday

The Ministers recieve the items for the Maundy

At the Maundy

At the Maundy

At the Maundy: The Final Prayers


The Elevation of the Chalice

The Procession of the Sacrament to the Altar of Repose

The Ministers arrive at the Altar of Repose

The Sacrament is Censed

At the Stripping of the Altars

The white veil on the Altar Cross is removed

The Watch

The Watch


April 2, 2010: Good Friday — At the Solemn Liturgy

At the Entrance: The Prostration

The Epistle

The Chanting of the Passion

The Gospel, sung to the North

The Solemn Collects

At the Veneration of the Cross: The Deacon Retrieves the Cross

Ecce Lignum Crucis: Behold the Wood of the Cross



The Cross is Returned to the Altar

The Ministers form up at the Altar of Repose

The Procession of the Sacrament to the Altar


April 3, 2010: The Great Vigil of Easter

The New Fire is kindled

The Blessing of the New Fire

The Lighting of the Paschal Candle

The Deacon chants Exsultet

The Collect after the Tract Sicut Cervus

The Procession to the Font

The Blessing of the Font

The Altar is lighted before the First Mass of Easter

All the lights are illuminated at the Gloria

The Censing of the Altar

The Easter Homily of Saint John Chrysostom is read

The Blessing

... and Dismissal


April 4, 2010: Easter Day

At the Procession and Solemn Mass at 11 o’clock

The Station at the Font

The Procession

At the Annual Easter Egg Hunt



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