To Be, Or Not To Be: A Seminarian

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Countdown to Ordination: Day 72

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00 am | Seminarians

We’re in full swing to prepare for the Scared Triduum.

Here are a couple of pictures from the prep.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings will will celebrate Tenebrae services. They are a combination of Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and a few “Lamentations” which mourn the memory of Israel’s sinfulness and our Lord’s captivity, scourging, and death.

Here is the setting.

Then tonight, the priests of the seminary will serve the seminarians dinner in humble emulation of Christ’s service to the Apostles, washing their feet. After the festive dinner we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s supper. At the Mass enough Sacred Hosts are consecrated for the following day (when there will be no Mass). The the Blessed Sacrament is brought to an altar of repose after Mass where seminarians can adore the Lord until Friday morning.

Every church will have a beautiful altar of repose. But several seminarians led by third-year Brooklyn men Jose Henriquez, Raphael Perez, did a spectacular job on this one.

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