Holy Thursday: Signs and Prayers


Owen Vyner looks at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper celebrated on Holy Thursday evening, explaining the signs and the prayers that accompany the Liturgy.

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In this podcast:
  • 0:09: Owen Vyner’s inspiration for the talks.
  • 3:37: A thought experiment – the effects of amnesia.
  • 6:02: What does the Paschal Triduum mean?
  • 9:34: The Paschal Triduum is what Lent is all about.
    • 10:13: Why is Lent focused on the Paschal Triduum? A history of Lent.
  • 12:31: The Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
    • 13:37: The signs of the Lord’s Supper liturgy.
      • 13:42: Time: The time of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper liturgy.
        • 14:45: Darkness: The empty tabernacle.
      • 15:14: The singing of the Gloria for the first time in a liturgy of the Lenten season.
      • 17:30: Washing of the Feet.
      • 18:50: Offertory Procession.
      • 19:32: Transfer of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the stripping of the altar.
    • 22:36: The prayers of the Lord’s Supper liturgy.
      • 24:01: The importance of singing prayers.
      • 24:42: Entrance Antiphon: Galatians 6:14.
      • 25:12: The Collect.
      • 26:11: The Liturgy of the Word: The Passover in the Book of Exodus, St Paul’s account of the Last Supper, and St John’s Gospel account of Holy Thursday.
      • 27:47: The Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Roman Canon and specific insertions for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

The talk is the first part of a three-part series by Owen Vyner on the signs and prayers of the Easter Triduum.

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