Holy Week and Easter: Music List

SPY WEDNESDAY (23rd March)
9PM – Tenebrae

Responsories by Giacobetti

Christus Factus Est by Asola


MAUNDY THURSDAY (24th March)
5.30pm – Mass of Maundy Thursday (Watching and Adoration until 9pm)

Missa O Sacrum Convivium by Palestrina

Ubi Caritas by Durufle

Panis Angelicus by Rebelo

Ave Verum by L’Heritier


9pm – Tenebrae

Responsories by Giacobetti

Christus Factus Est by Asola

 

GOOD FRIDAY (25th March)
11am – Stations of the Cross (outdoors, in collaboration with Divine Retreat Centre UK, not Extraordinary Form or sung)

3pm – Good Friday Liturgy

Passion according to John by G. F. Anerio

Reproaches by Victoria

O Crux Fidelis by Gabrielli

Salvator Mundi by Tallis

 

9pm – Tenebrae

Responsories by Giacobetti

Christus Factus Est by Asola

Miserere by Lotti

 

HOLY SATURDAY
8pm – Easter Vigil

Sicut Cervus by Palestrina

Missa In Te Domine Speravi by G. F. Anerio

O Salutaris by Willaert

Victimae Paschali Laudes by Infantas

 

EASTER SUNDAY
12 noon – Mass (Missa Cantata)

Missa Surrexit Pastor Bonus by Vento/Lassus

Regina Caeli by Victoria

Surrexit pastor bonus by Victoria

Holy Week and Easter at the Shrine of St Augustine

Liturgies during Holy Week and Easter are as follows:

PALM SUNDAY (20th March)
12 noon – Mass (Missa Cantata)

SPY WEDNESDAY (23rd March)
9PM – Tenebrae

MAUNDY THURSDAY (24th March)
5.30pm – Mass of Maundy Thursday (Watching and Adoration until 9pm)
9pm – Tenebrae

GOOD FRIDAY (25th March)
11am – Stations of the Cross (outdoors, in collaboration with Divine Retreat Centre UK, not Extraordinary Form or sung)
3pm – Good Friday Liturgy
9pm – Tenebrae

HOLY SATURDAY
8pm – Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY
12 noon – Mass (Missa Cantata)

 

All liturgies will be in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite – a rare opportunity to experience the entire Easter Triduum in this form of liturgy

 

Music will be sung by our artists-in-residence, The Victoria Consort

All are welcome to attend these liturgies

 

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Holy Week is the period of days leading up to Easter Sunday. It liturgically incorporates commemorations and memorials of the events in Jesus Christ’s life leading to his crucifixion, death, and resurrection. It is from these events that we understand salvation history, and on which Christianity is built.

Spy Wednesday is so called because it commemorates the day that Judas agreed to betray Jesus

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, with the institution of the Eucharist. It is so called because it has the ceremony of washing of feet (as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet), and the first words of that ceremony are ‘Mandatum novum da vobis’ (Latin for ‘A new commandment I give to you’)

Good Friday is the day on which Jesus was crucified and so became the ultimate sacrifice – the Lamb of God – God’s own son being sacrificed for the sins of everyone. It is called ‘good’ because it is from this day that everyone could be reconciled to God for eternity

Holy Saturday is the day that Jesus lay dead and buried in the tomb

Easter Sunday is the day that we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. This is the most important day of the Christian calendar: this is the day that Jesus proved he had conquered death, that life continues beyond death, and that God has promised that there is resurrection of the body for us all

Christianity is built around these liturgies and the beliefs that they express. It was here, near Ramsgate, that St Augustine brought these beliefs and understandings to the English for the first time. This shrine is in honour of the man who led that mission, St Augustine of England, and exists for the worship of God

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“If Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain” – 1 Corinthians 15:14