Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bragan Holy Saturday

Our friend Marco da Vinha has been at it again and has a wonderful explanation of the Bragan rites on Holy Saturday, including some information on the serpentina, a Portuguese variation of the Roman triple candle. There are extra verses in the Exultet and a slightly different melody, with pictures of the notation for you to sing or see. Much like the neo-Gallican rites, litanies are prominent. There is even a unique ceremony with the extinction and re-lighting of the Paschal candle. Take a peak!

1 comment:

  1. Very similar to Sarum. Some of the Sarum books have an image of the Serpent too.