Sunday, April 8, 2012

GULP Alert: Remnants of Holy Week

The washing of the feet...

The woman is ticklish.  Guess she is not used to foot spas and treatments, eh?

This priest could get into trouble for doing this.


have we ever seen it done here in the Philippines, liturgical ABUSERS getting disciplined?



Keep those tambourines dancing and those liturgical dancers dancing and employed!!!

The Mass is your show!!!


I know someone of you loyal TPC readers would raise up their arms and would shout Anathema sit to this liturgical abuse.  Ok, keep your hothead cool, will yah?  A liturgical abuse IS a liturgical abuse but it is not a heretical act.  And stop using those words!  Only a bishop and an ecumenical council can do that!

Share your reasons why WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED to have their feet washed on Holy Thursday.

This priest here either was absent during his class in Theology or simply was taught dumb things by a liturgical innovator in his seminary who flaunts the, uhm...."rites of Vatican II", if their is ever one.

Oh, yeah.  Annibale taught so.



PS:  This photo and the last one all came from the Multiply account of a parish in Makati, which is under RCAM.  Such a lovely diocese for liturgical matters, eh?  And you thought they have a 'world-class liturgist' with them!

Ha!  Cracks me up all the time.


  1. Women are not allowed to participate in Washing of the Feet and even serving as an altar server.


    As an Altar Server
    - The ministry of the acolyte is for Males ONLY. Since it is the stepping stone to the gate of the Holy Orders...
    In Jewish time Males serve the Priests in preparation in sacrifices and burning of incense during the prayer.

    As a participant in washing of the Feet

    ONLY THE 12 (TWELVE) apostles which are all Males who are priests and Bishops were the only ones who had their feet washed by Christ...
    There's no mention in the Gospel of John or any traditional nor Catholic liturgical instructions that females can also attend or participate in Washing of the Feet.

    may Mali din sa Picture
    it MUST BE THE PRIEST WHO WILL POUR THE WATER (H2O) In the feet to the one who will be washed...
    Hindi ang Acolyte, EMHC or MC or any lay faithful
    It must the the Job of the Priest to pour the water

  2. Actually, even at Santuario de San Antonio, all twelve personalities whose feet were washed last Holy Thursday, were actually all women.

    But is there really a guideline or ruling of the church regarding who are only qualified by status and gender whose feet will be washed at Maundy Thursday re-enactment of our Lord'S humble example washing the feet of His twelve apostles

    1. Yes nonoy, there is. It is found in the rubric of the Sacramentary which states:

      "Depending on pastoral circumstances, the washing of feet follows the homily. The men who have been chosen (viri selecti) are led by the ministers to chairs prepared at a suitable place. Then the priest (removing his chasuble if necessary) goes to each man. With the help of the ministers he pours water over each one's feet and dries them."

      The words ('viri selecti') refers to only men.

    2. The Holy See responded to a similar question about allowing women to participate in the Mandatum. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments 3/14/03: Prot. N. 569/00/L) responded clearly in the negative:

      A-2: The rubrics for Holy Thursday clearly state that the priest washes the feet of men ("viri") in order to recall Christ's action toward his apostles. Any modification of this rite would require permission from the Holy See.