In a nutshell, the Divine Office of the Great Triduum is recited
largely as printed. All the historical additions of the doxologies,
hynms and blessings are omitted.
The only peculiarities would be in the instances where the office is
sung in choir: in those instances the Tenebrae candle hearse would be
set up on the epistle side of the sanctuary set with unbleached
candles, with the exception of the top most candle being white and
the usual six altar candles set with unbleached candles as well. The
book of lessons would be placed on the choir lecturn. Some kind of
devise would be needed to make the loud noise at the end, be it the
traditional wooden clapper or merely the slaming of a book on the
desk. As at the conclusion of each psalm one of the candles on the
hearse would be extinguished with exception of the top most candle.
Each of the altar candles would be extinguished at each alternate
verse of the Benedictus. After the final versicle, all kneel as the
top most candle from the hearse is hidden away; the celebrant intones
the Our Father which is said in silence in the dark and the Miserere
is chanted. The celebrant says the collect, the ending is said
inaudably and after a brief silence a loud noise is made and the top
most candle is restored to the top of the herse and all rise and
leave in silence.Choir habit would be worn by all (no copes) and all
the ornaments of the church would be still shrouded from Passiontide;
the only exception being Tenebrae of Holy Saturday, the principal
crucifix on the High Altar would be unveiled from Good Friday.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mark Forster" <mf@...> wrote:
> Any chance that Daniel might write Lesson 12 The Great Triduum
before we get
> to the Great Triduum? I need all the help I can get!
> Best wishes,
> Mark Forster