We're beginning to recover from the Triduum, but we've got a lot to do. We're packing for our sabbatical (we're traveling Wednesday). We're hoping that all of the paper work for Señorita Chompita Wiggletail is finished by tomorrow, or she may have to travel on Thursday, which would not be fun for her. I mean, she's not going to enjoy any of this anyway, but not knowing where we are for a day will be tough for her. She is a Sensitive Dog.
Muchisimas gracias to everybody who contributed to the fund raiser led by Madpriest and Revda Elizabeth Kaeton. This is going to be a big help.
Maundy Thursday photos:
Padre Surgeon, who will be helping out at San Cristóbal during the sabbatical, washes the boy's feet. They needed washing, too!
Reserved Sacrament in the Garden of Repose
Stripping the Altar
I never experienced this until I came to St. Christopher's. I take the left over wine in the chalice and pour it on the four corners of the altar and in the center. It is similar to this.
We do a Service of the Three Hours, beginning with the Stations of the Cross, followed by the Passion from John's gospel. I usually chant the Passion, which is a lot of work. This year I asked Guillermo Johnson to help me. He sang Jesus' part. It came out quite well. This is followed by the service in the Book of Common Prayer. We then have meditations on the Arrest of Jesus, the Trial of Jesus, the Crucifixion of Jesus, and the Events of Holy Week. Mrs. Adica Moore, Padre Cáceres, Padre Surgeon, and I gave the meditations. The meditations are separated by antiphons, canticles, and hymns. We finished in three hours this year!
Here is a photo of Guillermo and I singing the Passion.
Coming up: photos of the Easter Vigil and both Easter Sunday services.