The Armchair Liturgist: Holy Thursday Adoration

I know that other Holy Thursday issues get all the attention in the blogosphere among the hyperscrupulous, but have a look over the rubrics new and old for the day. What are your parish traditions regarding the period of adoration following the Holy Thursday Mass? Is anybody out there still travelling form church to church on Thursday night? How long does your parish keep its doors open? Do you do anything during or at the end of the adoration period?

Sit in the purple chair, then, and tell us how you would conduct Holy Thursday evening after the liturgy. Remember it’s only forty days away.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to The Armchair Liturgist: Holy Thursday Adoration

  1. Mollie says:

    Still traveling! Although the past couple years It’s not so much a pilgrimage as a restless search for a church where the environment is quiet and prayerful enough to spend 20 minutes or so. My own parish tends to be a zoo post-Mass (the program says “We exit in silence,” but it’s always wishful thinking), and others nearby have people leading prayers aloud (no thanks) or weird displays with loaves of bread and glasses of wine (?) that distract me from what’s actually in the tabernacle.

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