Thursday, April 20, 2006

Photos 2006 - Holy Week: Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday at Assumption Grotto was very solemn, and very well attended, as was the Good Friday service, considering they were not obligatory.

Fr. Eduard Perrone, Pastor of Assumption Grotto wearing a rarely seen fiddle-back vestment in this Latin Novus Ordo.

Altar boys incensing the congregation just ahead of the Eucharistic Prayer. All rise as they approach, the altar boys bow, then incense in three directions, and bow again. The people respond with a bow.

"Ecce Angus Dei....."

The procession to the Altar of Resposition underway.

The sanctuary was emptied of everything, by the altar boys, not nailed down, as people remain in prayer until Midnight with the Blessed Sacrament reposed at the left side altar.