Holy Thursday
published on 25/02/2014 in 2014

The jeudi 17 avril 2014

Jeudi 17 avril 2014

In memory of the Last Supper, there is only one mass on the Holy Thursday. The usual masses of 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. therefore do not take place, so the 17h45 Vespers office is abolished.


9:00 am: Office of Darkness
Presided over by Monseigneur BEAU, auxiliary bishop of Paris
With the chaplains of Notre-Dame

5.15 pm: Ringtone of Little Solemn
6.30 pm: Mass in memory of the Lord's Supper
Presided over by Cardinal André Twenty-three, Archbishop of Paris
Master of Notre-Dame de Paris, Lionel SOW, direction

To 18H40: Ringing the Grand Solemn To the song of Gloria
All the bells would then silenced to mark the Passion of Christ before they sounded again at Gloria Of the Pascale vigil to mark the resurrection of Christ.

19:45: Procession to the Reposoir

– Until 22:00: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Reposoir


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Before dying, Jesus takes his last meal with the twelve apostles in the room called the "upper chamber": Saint Paul and the Evangelists mark, Luke and Matthew report The Tales of the Supper which establishes the Eucharist in which the bread and wine become body and San G of Jesus Christ. Through the Eucharist Christ gives thanks and offers in advance his body and blood for the salvation of men. After this meal of the Last Supper, the hour of the ordeal approaching, Christ went to the Garden of Olives with the apostles to watch and pray.

Cardinal Andre Twenty-three chairs this celebration In memory of the Lord's Supper, during which he remade the gesture of the foot-washing as Jesus did to his disciples. Then the faithful will unite with the prayer of Christ that evening, taking care of the Blessed Sacrament (the Consecrated Bread and wine) until late in the night in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament which has been arranged in Reposoir.



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Palm and passion Sunday April 13th, 2014 : Office and masses with ritual opening of the doors of the cathedral, blessing of the twigs, reading of the Passion, Conclusion of the cycle of Lenten conferences
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 : Concert of the Holy Week "O Crux Ave"
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 : Messe chrism
Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014 : Office of Darkness, Mass in memory of the Last Supper and procession to the Reposoir
Good Friday 18 April 2014 : Office of Darkness, veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns, Office of the Choir, way of the cross, office of Passion
Saturday Saint April 19 2014 : Office of Darkness, Pascale vigil
Easter Sunday 20 April 2014 : Offices, Masses

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