Friday, April 20, 2012

GULP Alert: Another Holy Thursday Liturgical Abuse

And it involves a Pinoy bishop...........    :(

I think the bishop was surprised to see women seated and waiting their foot to be washed.

Or was he?

The Preparation And Celebration Of The Easter Feasts
Congregation for Divine Worship

51. The washing of the feet of chosen men [the original Latin says vir] which, according to tradition, is performed on this day, represents the service and charity of Christ, who came "not to be served, but to serve.[58] This tradition should be maintained, and its proper significance explained.
Given at Rome, at the Offices of the Congregation for Divine Worship,
January 16, 1988
Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer Prefect
Vigilio Noe Titular Archbishop of Voncaria


  1. This must be the Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Diocese of Paranaque... *facepalm*

  2. This is not liturgical abuse!!! Ask Chapungco and his proteges. lol.

  3. Actually, this is thanks to the work of Rev. Fr. Rolando R. Agustin, the rector of the Cathedral. Ever since he became rector, he has did away with most of Parañaque's known traditions. This was one of them as we used to have 12 male apostles whose feet are washed every Holy Thursday.