Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times
Posted By Claire 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”
Thank you, Claire, for keeping us informed about Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter practices in Tudor times!
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.