This year we will celebrate the Holy Days and Easter, virtually, with the monks of Christ the King Priory. I have spent the Holy Days with the monks in Schuyler many times and the prayers and chants are the most beautiful of the liturgical year.

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During the Holy Triduum, we remember the events leading up to Easter. Each Holy Day is significant to the fullness of Jesus’ story—his life, death, and resurrection. Jesus’ life was full of joy—learning, teaching, helping others, growing in his authentic identity, and embracing his essence—but, also, as the Gospel of John poignantly states, “Jesus wept.” Even Jesus could not escape his own suffering—the death of a friend, concern for political and religious corruption, the betrayal of his disciples, his own physical persecution, and, finally, his fear of abandonment, that he had been forgotten by God and everyone. No doubt about it, Jesus experienced both joy and suffering.

Consider joining the Benedictines for the Holy Triduum. Times and prayers listed below. All prayer are live-streamed HERE.

Holy Thursday

6:30 AM

Vigils

Invitatory Psalm #95

First Nocturn: Psalms 12, 13, 14

Scripture Reading

Second Nocturn Psalm 55

Reading

Lauds

Hymn Sing my tongue, the song of triumph

Psalmody Ps. 43, 116B, 57

Reading Hebrews 2:9-10

Gospel Canticle of Zechariah (a/k/a Benedictus)

Intercessions

The Lord’s Prayer

Collect and Concluding Verse

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Good Friday, April 2, 2021

6:30 AM

Invitatory Psalm 130

First Nocturn Psalm 2

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Second Nocturn Psalm 22

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Third Nocturn Psalm 38

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Lauds

Psalmody Ps. 51, 143, 28

Reading Isaiah 52, 13-15

Gospel Canticle of Zechariah

Chant: Christus factus est…

(For our sake Christ was obedient, accepting even death, death on a cross.)

Collect of the Day

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6:30 AM Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021

Vigils

Invitatory Psalm 100

First Nocturn Psalm 4

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Second Nocturn Psalm 16

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Third Nocturn Psalm 27

Selection from the Book of Lamentation

Lauds

Psalmody Ps. 80, 142, 147A

Reading Hosea 5:15b – 16, 2

Gospel Canticle of Zechariah (a/k/a Benedictus)

Chant: Christus factus est…

(For our sake, Christ was obedient, accepting even death, death on a cross.

Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name

which is above every other name.

Collect of the Day

Blessing

5:30 PM

Vespers

Hymn: Before arising from the grave, ..

Psalmody: Ps, 30, 24, Canticle Philippians 2:6-11

Reading: 1 Peter 1:18-21

Gospel Canticle of Mary (a/k/a Magnificat)

Intercessions & Lord’s Prayer

Collect

Concluding Verse

Praying with the Stations of the Cross

Amidst 160 acres of farmland in Nebraska at St. Benedict Center, there is a contemplative prayer journey that focuses on the events of Jesus’ last day. The Stations of the Cross is a mini-pilgrimage to contemplate the Passion of Christ. At each pause or station on the journey, a prayer is offered to remember the sufferings and struggles of all.

Walk the Stations of the Cross HERE.