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Blackfriars Oxford Tenebrae (09.04.20) | Maundy Thursday

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Tenebrae on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week, from Blackfriars, Oxford. Tenebrae is the name given to the solemn celebration of Matins and Lauds, the first two hours of the Divine Office, on each of the …More
Tenebrae on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week, from Blackfriars, Oxford. Tenebrae is the name given to the solemn celebration of Matins and Lauds, the first two hours of the Divine Office, on each of the last three days of Holy Week constituting the 'Pascal Triduum'. This includes six psalms interspersed with responsories and canticles in plainchant. The candles are gradually extinguished throughout the service, leaving the church in relative darkness, hence the name of the service: 'Tenebrae' (darkness). This is also the name of the second responsory on Good Friday, based on the lines from St Matthew's Gospel on the crucifixion: "From noon, darkness came over the land..." (Mt 27:45). Service Booklet: www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/…/TenebraeThursda… Holy Week and Easter Mass Times: www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/news/online-streaming-of-mass/ Stations of the Cross: www.youtube.com/watch Further Spiritual Resources from the brethren: www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/…/spiritual-resou… To keep in touch with the priory and sign-up for email news: www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/…/sign-up-for-ema… Holy Week Retreat on the Seven Last Words from the Cross: hozana.org/…/8800-holy-week-… The Blog of the Student Brothers: www.godzdogz.op.org Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates: twitter.com/godzdogz www.facebook.com/englishop/ All music is taken from the 'Ecclesiasticum officium S. O. P. Triduo Ante Pascha' (Suarez, 1949) and sung by the Brethren.