Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Authentic Week

Settimana autentica, the authentic week, or the real week, is how the Ambrosian Liturgy refers to Holy Week. Today, we spent the beginning of Holy Week participating in liturgies in the Ambrosian Rite. Pontifical Mass with Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi, Archbishop of Milan, in the Duomo (preceded by chanted Lauds), and solemn Vespers, with Benediction.

Here are a few photos from the day.

Procession with Palms

The Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre turned out in force.

The Cardinal Archbishop

The Gospel being proclaimed from the pulpit.

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