Gorzkie żale (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡɔʂkʲe ˈʐalɛ] 'Lenten (or Bitter) Lamentations') is a Catholic devotion containing many hymns that developed out of Poland in the 18th century. The devotion is primarily a sung reflection and meditation on the Passion of Christ and the sorrows of His Blessed Mother. The devotion consists of a three-part cycle, subdivided into five unique parts. The devotion originated in Holy Cross Church in Warsaw and from there it spread to whole of Poland.
PRIESTS WILL BE AVAILABLE to CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION DURING THIS SERVICE.
Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness") is a Christian religious service celebrated in the Holy Week within Western Christianity, on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and/or Holy Saturday. Tenebrae is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are chanted or recited.
The Roman rite of Tenebrae was widely observed in the Catholic Church, until liturgical reforms in the second half of the 20th century diminished the practice. We keep the tradition alive at Mother of Divine Mercy Parish.
For the 3rd year in a row, the choirs of Detroit Country Day School will give a concert at Sweetest Heart of Mary church. This concert will be a culmination of a day long experience of singing classical music for MSVMA adjudicator and retired choral director, Russ Larimer. No admission charge, but a free-will offering will be graciously accepted to support the church and the food pantry of Mother of Divine Mercy.