Friday, April 02, 2010

Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord from the Vatican Basilica

Procession in silence

Silent prayer before the stripped altar

(The red Roman chasuble used this year is different from that used in the previous two years)

First reading, chanted in Latin

Responsorial Psalm (Latin)

Second Reading (Latin)

(Archbishop Raymond Burke)

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John
(In Latin)

"He breathed his last..."

All kneel in silence

(During the course of the reflection offered by Fr. Cantalamessa, he noted a letter he received from a Jewish friend, who joined in the ever growing condemnation of the attacks being made upon the person of the Holy Father and the Church generally in a collective manner.)

Intercessory Prayers. R. Kyrie eleison

"Omnipotens sempiterne Deus..."

The Veneration of the Cross

"Ecce lignum Crucis"

The Holy Father removes his chasuble and shoes

The Holy Father venerates the Cross of Our Lord

The Holy Father blesses the faithful with the Cross

The Communion Service

The Blessed Sacrament brought from the Altar of Repose

"Ecce Agnus Dei..."

Msgr. Guido Marini, Papal Master of Ceremonies, receives Holy Communion from the Holy Father

Prayer over the faithful

The Holy Father venerates the Cross one last time before recessing out of the Basilica

The Holy Father recesses out of the semi-darkened Basilica in silence

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