Holy Week Spirituality: Part 2


Tonight’s session started with 15 minutes of going through the chants that were covered in last week’s session.

The following chants in English were re-visited:


Father JJ then proceeded to explain the liturgy of Easter Vigil.

The following chants were presented for the purpose of Easter Vigil:

Easter Vigil Chants – Latin & Vernacular

Special mention were the music accompanying:

  • the antiphon for the gathering of the people
  • the Lumen Christi
  • Exsultet
  • Triple Alleluia chant and the corresponding Psalm 117 after the Epistle
  • the Litanyof Saints
  • “Springs of Water” after the dipping of the Paschal Candle in the Blessing of the Water
  • “Vidi Aquam” or “I Saw Water” to accompany the Sprinkling Rite
  • the Dismissal for Eastertide (Ite missa est, Alleluia)
  • Marian Antiphon Regina Caeli

Easter Sunday Chants – Latin & Vernacular

For further resource on the music provided by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL), click here.


Introduction to the Organ

This is a wonderful resource for anyone new to the pipe organ or have an interest in learning the pipe organ.

For parishes that do not yet have a pipe organ, feel free to read this to help bridge the GAP for the time being. As always, taking lessons from a competent teacher usually helps, and never be disheartened or tire from practising 🙂

Holy Week Spirituality Talk: Part 1

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem by Hippolyte Flandrin c. 1842

Tonight, Fr. JJ shared about the spirituality of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper of the Lord, and Good Friday. He also spoke about how the liturgy is celebrated for these events and gave numerous references to the bible.

Music accompanying Holy Week was also presented, albeit briefly.

Please find the compilation of chants that would accompany the Roman Missal for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and Good Friday.

See you again next Wednesday, 24 February, 8pm, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (Singapore), where Fr. JJ will talk about Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday Chants – Entrance & Propers

Holy Thursday Chants – Propers & Mandatum Options

Mandatum novum verses- Psalm 18 – English

Good Friday Chants – Adoration of the Cross, Reproaches, Crux Fidelis