April 9, 2011

A Kludge for Passiontide

"In the dioceses of the United States, crosses in the church may be covered from the conclusion of the Mass for the Saturday of the fourth week of Lent until the end of the Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday."

In this devout spirit, I veiled the crucifix in my room with my violet maniple.

7 comments:

Michael King said...

What is the tradition behind the practice? It is always interesting learning something new.

On a lighter note, that bottom picture is wonky.

Brother Charles said...

This is a post on NLM from a couple years back with Guéranger on Passiontide

Brother Charles said...

Oh, and by the way, "OFM FTW" is an outstanding blog title.

GirlCanChant said...

I think I've got you beat. I didn't have any purple fabric, so I used two (clean) bandanas that I wore while doing mission work in Appalachia to cover my statues and religious images.

I am slowly but surely turning into a crazy old church lady.

Michael King said...

Thanks for the link and the title approval! I'll have a browse.

Judy Kallmeyer said...

I have always found it odd that the Church, and now, some of its members cover the crucifix during Passiontide, since it is on the passion and death of the Lord that we focus during this time. I never realized that you had a reactionary spirit.

Louis M said...

Why has my parish had it covered since the beginning of Lent???