Thursday, March 28, 2024

Photopost Request: The Sacred Triduum and Easter 2024

Our first Palm Sunday photopost will be put up later today. In the meantime, as we traditionally do, we will plan on having a whole series of photoposts of your Holy Week liturgies, with individual posts for Tenebrae, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. As always, we are glad to receive images of the OF, EF, Eastern Rites, the Ordinariate Use, etc., including any part of the liturgy. Please send your photographs to, and remember to include the name and location of the church, along with any other information you think important.

Please read this! – I would ask people to do a few things to make it easier for us to process the photos. The first is to size them down so that the smaller dimension is around 1500 pixels. The second is to send the pictures as zipped files, which are a lot easier to process, (not links, and not as photos attached to an email). The third is to not mix photos of one ceremony with those of another, and to put the name of the ceremony (“Tenebrae”, “Holy Thursday”, “Good Friday”, “Holy Saturday”, and “Easter Sunday”) as the subject of the email. Your help is very much appreciated.

“Beauty is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation.” – Pope Benedict XVI.
From our first Holy Thursday photopost of last year: the altar of repose at the Oratory of Ss Cyril and Methodius, the church of the Institute of Christ the King’s apostolate in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
From the second post: the Mandatum at the Norbertine priory of Our Lady of Sorrows in Peckham, England.

Last year, this series stalled out after Holy Thursday, due, as I mistakenly thought at time, to a lack of submissions. I realized MUCH later that our email filters were putting things sent to the photopost email address into the spam box, and I never saw them. (The Big G routinely makes changes to the way its email works without telling us; its own notifications to the editor that a post has been made also go to spam for months, and then randomly start show up my inbox for months, then stop happening completely, then back to spam, etc.) The problem has been fixed; I check spam regularly, and for months, I haven’t seen anything in it that shouldn’t be there, so we should be good to go.

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