Good Friday in Tudor Times

| March 29, 2013

Good Friday in Tudor Times

On Good Friday in Tudor times, people attended the ceremony known as “Creeping to the Cross”. Christ’s suffering and crucifixion, and what it meant, were commemorated by the clergy creeping up to a crucifix held up before the altar on their hands and knees. When they got to the crucifix, they would kiss the feet […]

Maundy Thursday in Tudor Times

| March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday in Tudor Times

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. In Tudor times, on Maundy Thursday, the church was prepared for Easter with water and wine being used to wash the altars, and it was traditional for people to go to confession. It was also customary […]

Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times

| March 27, 2013

Holy Wednesday in Tudor Times

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 […]

Palm Sunday in Tudor Times

| March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday in Tudor Times

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week and commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem the week before the Resurrection. It is an event which features in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and in Tudor times the priest would read out the story and then bless branches of greenery […]

Easter Sunday – Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

| April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday – Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

Happy Easter to each and every one of you, I hope you’re having a lovely Easter weekend. Today, my family and I will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the sacrifice he made on the cross on Good Friday. Christ is risen! Hallelujah! At lunchtime today it will get very noisy in the […]

Good Friday in Tudor Times

| April 6, 2012

Good Friday in Tudor Times

Today I will be going out to watch my village’s Good Friday procession which consists of mourners following men carrying a glass coffin in which a statue of Jesus Christ lies. It is a moving spectacle and I’m glad that it makes people stop and think about the sacrifice that Christ made and the suffering […]

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

| April 5, 2012

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday and in many countries it is a normal Thursday with the Easter holiday starting on Good Friday, but in Tudor times and in Catholic countries today it is still an important religious day. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his […]

Happy Easter – Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

| April 24, 2011

Happy Easter – Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

Happy Easter to you all! Today people all over the world are celebrating the resurrection of Christ with special services, processions and the giving of Easter eggs, symbols of new life and of the resurrection. In Tudor times, on Easter Sunday, the candles in the church and around the sepulchre would be put out and […]

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