THE SACRED TRIDUUM at the BOURNEMOUTH ORATORY
Begins on Maundy Thursday evening (8pm) celebrating the Last Supper with Jesus and His Apostles in the Upper Room from where were accompany Him to the Garden of Gethsemene to keep vigil with Him in His agony and His prayer to the Father.
On Good Friday afternoon, we assemble with the whole Church at three o’clock, the very Hour when Jesus died for us, participate in the dramatic reading of the Passion, then venerate the Cross on which Christ gave His Life, and receive Him in Holy Communion.
On Holy Saturday we wait sombrely and prayerfully while Our Lord is in the Tomb. After dark (8.30pm) the New Fire brightens the darkness of the night, and the Paschal Candle leads us – like the Pillar of Fire, leading Moses and the Chosen People from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land. We listen attentively to the Readings about Salvation in the waters of Baptism, call prayerfully on our brothers and sisters in the Litany of the Saints, new Christians are Baptized (Confirmed / Received into the Church), and we renew our Baptismal Promises, before receiving the Risen Lord in Holy Communion.
The Oratory Fathers and Brothers pray that you may have a very blessed Triduum, and Resurrection joy during the fifty days of Eastertide.
The Bournemouth Oratory in Formation
A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF PRIESTS AND BROTHERS
AT THE CHURCH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
IN THE DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH
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