Saturday, April 07, 2012

Good Friday in the Cluster

I would like to share a few photos from the clustered parishes of Sweetest Heart of Mary, St. Josaphat, and St. Joseph.
High Altar at its most austere.

Fr. Roman leads the people in Gorskie żale.
Stations

The 11th Stations
I was particularly struck by the 11th station as I stood under it. The Lord's eyes looking back at you. "See how much I love you," they seem to say.

St. Josaphat before the Good Friday Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form

The tomb.

Bishop Reese and Abbé Connaughton before the Liturgy

Abbé Connaughton chants the lesson

Ecce Lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundi pependit.
Venite adoremus.

Patrick arranges flowers on the high altar at St. Joseph

Dorothy tends to the altar cloths.

Relic of the true cross on the high altar.



Almost ready for the great vigil.

Sanctuary lamp is out.

Back to Sweetest Heart for a rare Good Friday Fish Fry.

Which ended up making us late for tenebrae.

Tenebrae ends at the tomb.

And so we wait. St. Joseph's tonight for the Great Vigil!



4 comments:

Beth (JanMarie) said...

Detroit has such beautiful Churches.
I love St. Joseph's the most, though it's been probably fifty years since I've been there. I'm in Utah now, but it's on my "bucket list" to return to St. Joseph's one more time!

Andrew M. Fanco said...

Let me know if you come to Detroit, and I can make sure you get to St. Joseph!

Chris said...

I only hope the new Pope Francis does not have any effect at discouraging the success that the extraordinary form has had so far in Detroit, which is to be highly commended, especially in a city with those social and economic challenges.

The churches are beautiful and represent much of the best sacred art that latin catholicism has had in the USA in the last century or two. Really catholcism at it's best. :-)

Chris said...

I only hope the new Pope Francis does not have any effect at discouraging the success that the extraordinary form has had so far in Detroit, which is to be highly commended, especially in a city with those social and economic challenges.

The churches are beautiful and represent much of the best sacred art that latin catholicism has had in the USA in the last century or two. Really catholcism at it's best. :-)