Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Good Friday 2017 Photopost (Part 2)

Once again, I feel I must apologize for the slowness with which our Holy Week photoposts are coming out; we’ve had a lot of other things going on, and I’ve been pretty busy since Easter. Part of the delay also has been the embarrassment of riches; we have received more beautiful photos of liturgies from the Triduum than we can post, and it has been painful to make a selection. I do think you will find this one particularly nice; we have a great selection of churches, a bit of the Byzantine Rite once again, and a few processions. Evangelize through beauty!

Most Holy Redeemer - Diocese of Cubao, Philippines

Holy Innocents - New York City

St Benedict - Chesapeake, Virginia (FSSP)

Last year we ran an article about this timepiece, which marks the events of the Lord’s Passion.

St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church - Knoxville, Tennessee

Shrine of Christ the King - Chicago, Illinois (ICKSP)

Aberdeen Technical College Chapel - Hong Kong

St Margaret Mary - Oakland, California

St Joseph’s Church - Singapore
Good Friday evening, the unnailing and procession of the dead Christ and His Sorrowful Mother. A floral potpourri, called Bunga Rampai, which consists of sliced screwpine leaves and flowers mixed with a concoction of perfumes, may be seen in some photos. This comes from an old southeast Asian custom whereby the host gives a handful to each guest as a token of appreciation on special occasions like weddings and funerals. These are also placed at the feet of Our Lady and within the bier of the dead Christ.

St Veronica displays her veil.

St Francis de Sales - Benedict, Maryland

St Joseph’s Oratory - Detroit, Michigan (ICKSP)

St Joseph’s Church - Richmond, Virginia

St Mary’s - Norwalk, Connecticut

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