Holy Thursday - The reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
As a child, I was told that, if you got home with your Holy Thursday candle still burning, you would have good luck through the year.  Well, I made it!  Holy Thursday service was one of my mother’s favorite services.  Years ago I noticed her candle had ‘notches’ in it.  When I asked her what that was all about, she told me she marked the passing of each gospel as it was read so she could keep track.  Years ago we didn’t have printed books but only listened as the priest read through the 12 passages.  If you look closely, I’ve tried to keep with her tradition.  Hope your Holy Thursday was peaceful.

Holy Thursday - The reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

As a child, I was told that, if you got home with your Holy Thursday candle still burning, you would have good luck through the year.  Well, I made it!  Holy Thursday service was one of my mother’s favorite services.  Years ago I noticed her candle had ‘notches’ in it.  When I asked her what that was all about, she told me she marked the passing of each gospel as it was read so she could keep track.  Years ago we didn’t have printed books but only listened as the priest read through the 12 passages.  If you look closely, I’ve tried to keep with her tradition.  Hope your Holy Thursday was peaceful.

Posted on April 17, 2014

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