Friday, April 06, 2012

Holy Thursday Altars of Repose in Scranton

On Holy Thursday it is traditional to visit seven churches to visit the Blessed Sacrament in its altar of repose.  I have heard this tradition reduced to three churches, which may be more realistic.  The last two years I was able to make it to seven, this year I accidentally skipped one and only made it to six.

Here in the Diocese of Scranton if you decide to make this little pilgrimage you won't be alone.  The churches are crawling with visitors moving from place to place.  It is nice to see folks taking part in this great tradition.

I took a photo of each altar last night.  They were more modest than usual.

St. Michael's Church (FSSP)

St. Patrick's Church

St. Ann's Basilica - (Passionists)

St. Peter's Cathedral

Nativity B.V.M. Church (Scranton)

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Moonshadow said...

Some very lovely churches, especially the Cathedral. And good pictures.

Mark of the Vineyard said...

What is the origin of this tradition?

Patrick said...

The Saint Peter's Cathedral picture is beautiful.

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