Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum

I will be spending the Paschal Triduum with our contemplative Dominican nuns in Drogheda, Co. Louth this year. The triduum is that period of three days from Holy Thursday, beginning with the Mass of the Lord's Supper and concluding with vespers on Easter Sunday. For those wanting to join with the nuns for these days, the timetable is as follows:

Holy Thursday:
6.30pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper.

Good Friday:
6.55am - Office of Readings
8.30am - Lauds and Terce
11.20am - Midday Prayer
3.00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
6.15pm - Compline

Holy Saturday:
6.55am - Office of Readings
8.30am - Laudes and Terce
12.45pm - Midday Prayer
3.00 pm - Afternoon Prayer
5.30 pm - Vespers
9.30 pm - Easter Vigil Ceremonies and Mass

Easter Sunday:
9.00 am - Lauds
10.10am - Terce
10.30am - Mass
1.00pm - Midday Prayer and Rosary
3.30pm - Afternoon Prayer
6.30pm - Vespers, followed by Compline

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