Thursday 29 March 2018

Record of the Week: The Ceremonies of Holy Week

Our record for this Holy Week is a lecture given by Archbishop Lynch describing the blessing of the Holy Oils.

Holy Week is the week of preparation before Easter Sunday, recounting Christ’s final days on earth.
On Holy Thursday, we remember and celebrate Jesus’ gift of the Eucharist. It is the night when we renew our mandate to serve one another. One Holy Thursday tradition is the washing of the feet, which first took place at the Last Supper.

Chrism Mass and the blessing of holy oils to be used by parishes throughout the year has traditionally been celebrated on Holy Thursday. Our Archdiocesan Chrism Mass is now celebrated on the Tuesday of Holy Week at St. Michael's Cathedral. 

 L AA12.67, Archbishop Lynch Fonds
You can learn more about the significance of Holy Week and Easter Weekend on our website.

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