SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, MACON, GEORGIA, DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH, FATHER ALLAN J. MCDONALD PASTOR, FATHER JUSTIN FERGUSON, PAROCHIAL VICAR
I am very grateful to Buck Melton for taking these photographs and many more than just what is posted! They're great!
Holy Thursday is First, Good Friday's Passion Liturgy, followed by the Way of the Cross, then the Great Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Extraordinary Easter!
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Washing of the Feet
Presentation of blessed oils and bread and wine:
Receiving the Sacred Chrism and other blessed oils
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Transfer of the Holy Eucharist to the altar of repose:
Altar of repose and stripped altar
The beginning of the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
The Good Friday Intercessions ad orientem!
Veneration of the Holy Cross
After the procession down the aisle, the third unveiling and "Behold the Wood of the Cross"
Beginning Good Friday's Way of the Cross
The 12th Station, "Jesus Dies on the Cross!"
GREAT EASTER VIGIL
Priest's view of fire to be blessed and to stay away from!
Blessing of the Paschal Fire
Lighting the newly blessed Paschal Candle from the newly blessed fire
Procession into the darkened Church
Third Lumen Christi and then the singing of the Exultet
Five men to be baptized with their godparents
Flowing water to be consecrated as the Paschal Water of Holy Baptism
The Noble Liturgical Simplicity of the Crucified and Risen Christ's lavish and unconditional love to allow us to die and rise with Him and to be washed cleaned of all sin and made a new creation! In Him you have been baptized! Alleluia!
See in your white garment an outward sign of your Christian dignity!
The newly baptized after having been clothed in their white garment and given their baptismal candle go throughout the congregation lighting the candles of the candidates and all others for their renewal of baptismal promises and sprinkling with the consecrated Easter Water
The Candidates for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church along with their sponsors:
I receive you into the Holy Catholic Church!
All the newly baptized and those received into the Full Communion of the Church are Confirmed in the Holy Spirit by the Anointing with Sacred Chrism
The Easter Vigil Liturgy of the Eucharist (Mass of the Faithful)
All the newly baptized and candidates now confirmed make their First Holy Communion thus completing their initiation into God's Holy Church, His Spotless Bride!
Our Communion in the Blood of Christ!
Ite Missa Est! Alleluia!
AN EXTRAORDINARY EASTER SUNDAY
The Extraordinary Form Latin High Mass, Easter Sunday 1:00 PM
Preparing for the Vidi Aquam!
Prayers at the Foot of the Altar (whatever happen to those?)
Deo Gratias, Alleluia, Alleluia!