Catholic Dictionary

Altar, Stripping of the

Removal of the altar cloth(s) following Holy Thursday's evening Mass of the Lord's Supper and Good Friday's Communion rite during the "Celebration of the Lord's Passion," accompanied by the chanting of Psalm 22 prior to the liturgical reforms of 1970, but now performed in silence and without ceremonial.

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