Service times for Holy Week and Easter 2017
Maundy Thursday, 13 April 2017
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00 p.m., with the Mandatum (washing of feet), and the solemn transfer of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose (Lady Chapel). Compline follows; then our guests are welcome to join us for watching until midnight.
Good Friday, 14 April 2017
Day of fasting and abstinence.
The Liturgy at 3.00 pm., with the singing of the St. John Passion (in Latin), the solemn Intercessions, the veneration of the Cross, the Reproaches, and Holy Communion.
The Relic of the True Cross is venerated at Compline at 7.50 p.m.
Holy Saturday, 15 April 2017
The Paschal Vigil at 11.00 p.m. The Liturgy begins with the Rite of Easter Fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the singing of the Exsultet (in Latin). All seven Old Testament Readings are read at Pluscarden in full, interspersed with the very ancient Gregorian Tracts. Unusually for Pluscarden, this year we look forward to the confirmation, and reception into the Catholic Church, of two student guests. All then renew their baptismal promises, holding lit candles; after which the Eucharistic liturgy proceeds as normal. Mass ends at around 0145.
Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017
Mass said in English at 8.00 a.m.
Conventual Mass Sung in Latin at 10.00, with a procession, weather permitting.
Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday
Mass at 10.00.