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Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times

Posted By on March 27, 2013

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.

3 thoughts on “Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times”

  1. Ingrid says:

    Very interesting!

  2. C Ferry says:

    Thank you, Claire, for keeping us informed about Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter practices in Tudor times!

  3. Mary the Quene says:

    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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