Monday, April 9, 2012

Holy Week at Mount Michael

Holy Week Triduum

      The Triduum started out at 6:00 pm with the traditional Holy Thursday dinner in the Abbey with about 18 guests in attendance. Salmon and Chicken Manicotti were the main course. Abbot Michael served the meal. At 8:00pm all gathered in the Chapel for the Eucharist and traditional washing of the feet. The Good Friday service was held at 3:00 pm with the veneration of the cross and a communion service.   The Easter Vigil started at 8:30 pm with the lighting of the Easter Candle. There was also an Easter day service on Sunday at 9:30 pm.

Easter Triduum

Abbot Michael's Easter Homily

      The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.                   -- George Burns

      A kindergarten teacher was walking around observing her classroom of very intent pupils while they were drawing pictures. As she came up to one girl who was working diligently, she asked here what she was drawing.
      The little girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
      That gave the teacher pause so she stopped and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."
      Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."  Entire Homily

 Palm Sunday

Monks, students and guests process to the chapel for Palm Sunday Eucharist.  More Photos