No Kyrie at Easter Vigil?
  • WJA
    Posts: 237
    Could anybody confirm what I seem to have gleaned from the rubrics: that there is no Kyrie at Easter Vigil?

    I'm assuming this is the case because (a) the Kyrie is part of the introductory, penitential rite, and that is replaced by the service of light; and (b) the liturgy of the Eucharist is preceded by the liturgy of Baptism, at which time the people are sprinkled with holy water, which takes the place of a penitential rite.

    But whatever the reason, I just need to confirm: there is no Kyrie before the liturgy of the Word or before the Gloria, which is specially inserted after the Old Testament readings.

    WJA
  • Richard R.
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    Correct.
  • WJA
    Posts: 237
    Continuing the theme of a different thread: Thank you, Mr. Rice!

    WJA
  • WJA
    Posts: 237
    Quick follow-up question: Is the Kyrie sung on Holy Thursday? On this thread, someone said it's not. But the Missal refers to "introductory rites" and the fact that the Gloria *is* sung, but doesn't say anything about the Kyrie be omitted.

    So it would seem to me that the penitential rite is included and the Kyrie is sung unless replaced by the sprinkling rite.

    Correct?

    WJA
  • JDE
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    The Kyrie should be done at the Holy Thursday Evening Mass.
  • eft94530eft94530
    Posts: 1,569
    The question of "Kyrie yes or no? (on HOLY THURSDAY)"
    might arise because of the placement of the Reception of the Holy Oils.
    Perhaps people are not singing the Kyrie because they are presenting the Oils?

    The Holy Oils, blessed at the Chrism Mass,
    are presented during the Lord's Supper Offertory, before the bread and wine.

    See:
    http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/chrismmass.shtml
    http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/holyoils.shtml
  • WJA
    Posts: 237
    Thanks, all. What a great site this is! I hope that one day I will know enough to actually answer a question.

    WJA