On the Wednesday of Holy Week, in Tudor times, the priest read out the passage from the Bible concerning the veil in the Temple in Jerusalem:

“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.” Matthew 27:51(AV)

As this passage was read aloud, the Lent veil separating the chancel and the nave was dropped and put away until next year’s Lent.

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3 thoughts on “Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times”
  1. Thank you, Claire, for keeping us informed about Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter practices in Tudor times!

  2. Claire, you are a treasure – thank you for these posts about Holy Week practices ‘back in the (Tudor) day.’ I needed this as a reminder of the deep faith called upon in Christians of all times during this week.

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