FOLLOW UP PHOTOS – Septuagesima: Burying the Alleluia for Pre-Lent

Posted February 12, 2017 11:22 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The other day I posted about burying the Alleluia on Septuagesima Sunday.  As Pre-Lent (aka Fore-Lent) begins, in the traditional Roman Rite we sing the Alleluia for the last time at 1st Vespers of Septuagesima.  There was a custom of yore of burying the “Alleluia” as if to entomb it until the Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter.
Our Alleluia and its coffin was made by a great family in the parish.

At the time of the Asperges, it got splashed with a little holy water.

Off we go… outside… into a side door… down into the undercroft or “crypt” which has a dirt

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