Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday at Blackfriars Oxford

Venite adoremus

Three elements for this holy day: visual, verbal, and aural. Above is a photo taken after the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in the Dominican Priory Church of the Holy Spirit (Blackfriars) in Oxford. Then, in a Good Friday meditation on Godzdogz, I reflect on the diaconal ministry, the Mass, and the Lord's Passion. Lastly, below is a video with excerpts of Dominican chant from the office of Tenebræ sung on Good Friday in that same priory church a couple of years ago.

On this holy day may the Lord send down his abundant blessing upon us who venerate Christ crucified. May He grant us pardon, bring us comfort, strengthen our faith, and grant us eternal life.

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