Friday, April 02, 2010

Stational Churches of Holy Week: Good Friday

Station: S. Croce in Gerusalemme
(Collecta: S. John Lateran)

The basilica church itself was already covered earlier in Lent, but Cardinal Schuster mentions this historical aspect for the historical stational liturgy for today:
...the station is held today in the basilica known as Sancta Hierusalem, to which the Pope formerly went barefoot, walking in procession from the Lateran. He swung, as he went, a censer filled with precious perfumes before the wood of the true cross, carried by a deacon, whilst the choir sang Psalm cxviii: Beati immaculati in via...

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