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Easter Triduum with Benedict XVI – Holy Thursday – homily during Lord’s Supper

[Vatican, April 5, 2012] At twilight, (5:00PM in Rome) Benedict XVI started the solemn celebration of the Lord’s Supper in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. This is the cathedral of the Bishops of Rome. In his homily (full text below) Holy Father highlighted events of the last supper: “To Holy Thursday also [...]

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Easter Triduum with Benedict XVI – Holy Thursday – homily during Crism Mass

[Vatican, April 5, 2012] Traditionally, at “Third Hour of the Day” (9:00AM in Rome), Pope Benedict XVI presided at the solemn Crism Mass. This is the only Eucharist celebrated in morning of Holy Thursday. And it is celebrated only in Cathedrals. Holy Oil, Crism, is consecrated during the Mass. Crism is used for [...]

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