Holy Friday
publié le 09/02/2010 dans 2010

The vendredi 2 avril 2010

vendredi 2 avril 2010

In remembrance of the Last Supper of Christ on Holy Thursday, there is no mass on Good Friday. 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
To download the liturgical sheet of this office, Click here.

10:00 to 17:00: Veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns

10h30 : Concert spirituel : au cours de la vénération de la Sainte Couronne d’Épines sera donné The way of the Cross pour orgue de Marcel DUPRÉ sur le texte de Paul CLAUDEL.
Grand Orgue : Yves CASTAGNET

12H30 : Office choral de la Passion
présidé par le Père TONDÉ, prêtre étudiant du Burkina Faso
Masters of Notre-Dame de Paris, choir of adults. Lionel SOW, Director



15:00: Way of the Cross
Chaired by Monseigneur Jacquin, rector-Archpriest
Masters of Notre-Dame de Paris, choir of adults. Lionel SOW, Director

6.30 pm: Office of Passion
Presided over by Cardinal André Twenty-three, Archbishop of Paris
Masters of Notre-Dame de Paris, choir of adults. Lionel SOW, Director

Choir organ and Continuo: Yves Castagnatt



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Betrayed by his disciple Judas, Christ is arrested. He is accused of sowing disorder in the population by his teachings and above all to usurp the title of Messiah, that is to say Sons of God sent to save men. Interrogated by Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of the region, flogged by the Roman soldiers, he was condemned to be nailed to a cross – a torment reserved for criminals. The Passion continues with the ascent of the hill of Golgotha, also called "Calvary", laden with the cross. It falls several times of exhaustion. Crucified, it expires after a few hours. Descended from the cross by his relatives, he is wrapped in a shroud and put to the tomb.

On this particular day, Christians are called to fasting, penance and conversion, and visible expression of the expectation of Christ. The office of Holy Friday, called Office of the Lord's Passion, is centered on the proclamation of the narrative of the Passion (Gospel according to Saint John). A path of the cross with the stages of the passion of Christ will be offered to the faithful in the afternoon as well as two prayer offices sung: The morning office and the Choral Office of Passion.



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Holy week and Easter 2010 in Notre-Dame de Paris
Palm and passion Sunday March 28, 2010 : 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 Saint 30 March 2010 : Gregorian chant concert "O CRUX AVE"
Wednesday Saint 31 March 2010 : Messe chrism
Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010 : Office of Darkness, Mass in memory of the Last Supper and procession to the Reposoir
Holy Friday 2 April 2010 : Office of Darkness, Spiritual concert with the great organs, veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns, Choral office, Way of the cross, office of Passion
Saturday, April 3, 2010 : Office of Darkness, Pascale vigil
Easter Sunday 4 April 2010 : Offices, masses, hearing at the great organ

Access to offices:
Access to the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, a place of Roman Catholic worship, is free and free.
To attend one of the many liturgical celebrations of the Cathedral (masses, offices...), you only have to join the audience a few minutes before the beginning of the celebration (at least 15 to 30 minutes for the big holidays). Participation in liturgical celebrations is public and free, no reservation is necessary or possible.

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