Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday, 2015

It's Maundy Thursday, when we commemorate the Last Last Supper and the Institution of the Eucharist, along with the Mandatum to "love one another as I have loved you."

Here's the Anglican Collect:

ALMIGHTY Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood; Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him, who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal; the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

And for all you Roman Catholic trads out there, here's the Latin one, from the Extraordinary form of the Mass.

DEUS, a quo et Judas reátus sui pœnam, et confessiónis suæ latro prǽmium sumpsit, concéde nobis tuæ propitiatiónis efféctum: ut, sicut in passióne sua Jesus Christus Dóminus noster divérsa utrísque íntulit stipéndia meritórum; ita nobis, abláto vetustátis erróre, resurrectiónis suæ grátiam largiátur. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum.

In English:

O GOD, from whom Judas received the punishment of his guilt, and the thief the reward of his confession: grant unto us the full fruit of Thy Clemency; that even as in His Passion our Lord Jesus Christ gave to each retribution according to his merits, so having cleared away our former guilt, He may bestow on us the grace of His Resurrection: Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. 

God bless,



LL said...

The church in the photo looks a bit too fancy to be in Texas. If the guys wear spurs on their boots, it's going to cut up all that fancy wood. Then again, kneeling on the prayer bar with spurs on is NOT a great idea. Maybe they take them off? Maybe...the DLC is sworn to die with their boots on, so a possible exemption.

LSP said...

That's a good point. It's important to remember that you shouldn't sit on your heels when kneeling. Especially with spurs.

I know, the DLC is irregular, but we do have some uniform standards. Like boots and spurs. Sometimes that's hard on garrison chapel floors; so be it.

Adrienne said...

And you shouldn't rest your butt on the pew seat when you kneel either. However, doing so will protect you from spurs.

Thank you for including us trad Catholics in your post.

LL said...

If God is upset with the spur marks on the hardwood floors and pews, he can miracle them out.

LSP said...

I like the Latin Mass a lot, Adrienne, though I don't get the chance to go to one much these days.

LSP said...

And for sure, LL. Or a Trooper can do it, when he's on a charge for being "drunk on parade."