Friday, March 30, 2018

FSSP Maundy Thursday in Rome

I decided to make a special post of Maundy Thursday at the FSSP’s Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, since the ceremonies were not just done particularly well, but also particularly thoroughly. In addition to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Tenebrae, the stripping of the altar was done, and more notably, the Mandatum was performed for the first time in many years. The altar of repose is also extremely beautiful; courtesy of Fr Alek, we also have a picture at the end of the famous altar at Santa Maria dell’Orto, with an unusually large number of candles.

The Gospel at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
 The sermon
 Members of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims
 Sacrament Procession
 Stripping of the main altar
 The Gospel at the Mandatum
The celebrant during the Gospel. (This is at the side-altar in the church’s left transept, since the Mandatum is not done at the main altar.)
Praying before the Most Holy Sacrament
 Santa Maria dell’ Orto

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