Sunday, March 7, 2010

FW: Neglected Rubrics for Maundy Thursday

From Pastor Weedon for your Holy Week Planning…


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Posted on: Saturday, March 06, 2010 8:22 PM
Author: William Weedon
Subject: Neglected Rubrics for Maundy Thursday


LSB supplies a service of corporate confession and absolution to begin this day. It is found in the Altar Book, pp. 507ff.

Note that the Service of the Word would then begin directly with the salutation and collect, and that it is permitted to omit the Creed, the Offertory and the Offering. See p. 510.

At the conclusion of the Service of the Sacrament, there is simply the Post-communion collect and the solemn chanting of Psalm 22 as the altar is cleared and then stripped. See p. 510.

*Note: LSB Altar Book takes cognizance of another way of celebrating the day, employing the full Divine Service liturgy. I'd argue that if you use the full Divine Service liturgy, it makes sense to use the white paraments and vestments; if you use the modified liturgy from the Altar Book, it makes more sense to use the scarlet paraments and vestments. At St. Paul's we will use the modified liturgy and the scarlet.

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