Saturday, 4 April 2015

Tinieblas for Holy Saturday A.D. 2015

Just as in the previous evenings, the tinieblas for Holy Saturday were sung at the Parish of the Holy Family in the Diocese of Cubao by members of the Cappella Gregoriana Sanctae Caeciliae olim Xicatunensis at 8:00 in the evening.

The offices proceed similarly as they did in the previous day, according to what is described here. A special note to this evening is the singing of the offices coram reliqua verae Crucis, which had been unveiled during the Presanctified (as should be, according to the rubrics), and which accounts for the presence of the additional four candlesticks on the altar.

At each verse of the Benedictus, the six candles on the altar are extinguished one by one. At the end of the canticle, the Christ candle is taken away, and only the four candles for the Relic of the True Cross remain.

After the Miserere, the Christ candle returns to the hearse, and the choir soon after retires.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

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