PASCHAL TRIDUUM

Lent ends at sunset on Holy Thursday. The Paschal Triduum runs from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening through evening prayer on Easter Sunday night. In your planning, remember that the Triduum actually ends with Evening Prayer II for Easter Sunday. Is there any way you can incorporate evening prayer into your celebration?

Apart from the specific suggestions for the psalms for Holy Thursday and Good Friday and music for the footwashing on Holy Thursday, given under those titles, for other music for the Triduum consult the Lenten suggestions and the Easter Sunday selections given before and after this section.

HOLY THURSDAY: MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (A, B, C) Lectionary #39
The first ritual of the Triduum. It begins like a regular Mass, but it includes a dramatic action after the Gospel, and it doesn't exactly end. Instead, it remains open-ended, pointing us toward Good Friday.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14. This reading, as re-interpreted in the Book of Revelation, has given us the "Lamb of God" image for Jesus. Passover is a memorial feast for "all generations" because it marks the beginning of God's great acts of liberation.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (115) 116
This song of thanksgiving, originally sung by a grateful individual, has become the song of the church as it takes up the cup of salvation in the Eucharist to give thanks to God.

El Cáliz de la Benedición (Florián)  Cantos 74
El Cáliz que Bendecimos (Palazón)  FYC 254
El Cáliz que Bendecimos/Our Blessing Cup (Cortez)  FYC 253
The Blessing Cup (Guimont) CBW 66
The Blessing Cup (O’Carroll) CH 119
The Blessing Cup (Rochard) LM 516
The Name of God/Our Blessing Cup (Haas) GC 110/GC2 61/RS 152
Our Blessing Cup (Haugen) GC 107/GC2 63/RS 155
Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) GP 257/JS 687
Our Blessing Cup (Peloquin/Gelineau) RS 153/WOR 811
Our Blessing Cup/I Will Walk (Weckler) PMB 167/WC 432
Our Blessing-Cup/El Cáliz que Bendecimos (Alonso)  GC2 61

1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Paul recounts the tradition that he has received concerning the Lord's last supper. The basic pattern has remained the same from the Church's earliest days. Paul also points out the eschatological nature of the Eucharist: We proclaim the death of the Lord until his return in glory.

John 13:1-15. John's account of the last supper does not include the institution narrative; he has given us his Eucharistic theology in the "bread of life" sermon in chapter 6. Instead, John tells of Jesus' humility in taking on a servant's role (echoes of the "kenosis" hymn) as an example of the way that those who are bound together by the Eucharist should care for each other.

Songs for the Foot Washing or Preparation of Gifts

A New Commandment (Chant) BFW (By Flowing Waters) 121-122
a New Commandment (Quinn/Janco)  PMB 423
Beloved, Let Us Love WOR 601
Donde Hay Caridad FYC 121/PMB 428
El Amor Nos Unió FYC 119
Faith, Hope and Love JS 271
How Long, O Lord, How Long RS 829
Jesu, Jesu GC 409/GC2 429/GP 361/LM 33/PMB 407/RS 564/WC 768/WOR 431
Jesus Took a Towel GC 414/RS 566/WC 539/WOR 432
Love One Another (Dufford) GP 645
Mandatum novum (Taizé) WOR 812
No Greater Love (Joncas) CBW 599
No Greater Love (Schoenbachler) GP 362/JS 277
Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living GC 666/GC2 650/PMB 408/RS 727/WC 796
Serving You GC 410
The Lord Jesus GP 363/JS 274
The Sacrament of Service PMB 254/WC 540
The Servant Song GC 669/GC2 661/PMB 413/RS 788/WC 800
This Is My Commandment CH 473
Trilingual Ubi Caritas (Aranda)   PMB 428
Ubi Caritas (Browning)  GC2 568
Ubi Caritas (Rosania) GP 364/JS 758
Ubi Caritas (Taizé) CBW 67/GC 408/GC2 430/RS 746/WC 810/WOR 604
Ubi Caritas/Where True Charity (Chant) CBW 376/CH 386/GC 631/GC2 601/PMB 430/RS 752/WC 813/WOR 598
Ubi Caritas/Where We Live As Friends (Chant) BFW 123
Where Charity and Love Prevail CH 387/GC 625/GC2 610/GP 644/JS 429/PMB 424/RS 747/WC 816

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
A New Commandment Archer Mayhew  
Good Friday Anthems Powell    
Good Friday Anthems Schulz Widmar  
I Give to You a New Commandment Nardone GIA  
Lord of Lords, Adored by Angels Bouman Morning Star  
My Soul is Sad Martini/Kelley WLSM - ttb *  
Nos Autem Gloriari Anerio Arista  
Of the Glorious Body Telling Victoria/Sateren Augsburg *  
Of the Glorious Body Telling Victoria RSCM  
On Mount Olivet Martini/Keeley WLSM - ttb *  
Pange Lingua Victoria CPDL  
Pange Lingua Bruckner Peters  
Pange Lingua Ropek Alliance Publishers  
Peace is My Last Gift to You Powell Paraclete  
Renaissance Motets for Lent and Passiontide: In monte Oviveti and Tristis est anima mea (3 part) Martini ed.McCray Shawnee  
Tantum Ergo Durufle Durand  
Tantum Ergo Victoria    
Tristis Est Anima Mea Kuhnau Broude  
Ubi Caritas Durufle Durand  
Ubi Caritas Langlais    
Ubi Caritas Geilo Walton  
Ubi Caritas Raminish    
Ubi Caritas Biery Morning Star  
Ubi Caritas Wappell Morning Star  
Verbum Caro, Panem Verum French WLP  
We Glory in Your Cross Pearson Trinitas/OCP  
We Should Glory in the Cross Chiusano OCP  

* out of print

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