Thursday, April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday

Paradox follows paradox along the path of Holy Week.  This is the evening of the Last Supper, the very institution of the Eucharist.  Yet no sooner is Mass said than the Tabernacle itself is emptied.  The church is already a bare shell, awaiting the only day of the year when there is no Mass: the zero of Good Friday.

Maurice Duruflé's setting of the Tantum Ergo (one of the Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Grégoriens):


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