The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday.
Many parishes offer Eucharistic Adoration after the Holy Thursday Mass. After the Mass, the altars are stripped, the holy water fonts are emptied, and the Blessed Sacrament is carried through the church in procession to a place of reposition. All the beautiful symbols of Christ's Presence in the tabernacle are removed to give us the sense of His entering most fully into His Passion.
Here are some prayers and hymns for Eucharistic Adoration. These are also availble in PDF form in English and Spanish.
- Praying with the Lord in front of the Blessed Sacrament
- Orando con el Señor frente ál Santisimo Sacramento (Español)
O Salutaris (O Saving Victim)
O salutaris hostia,
O Saving Victim, op’ning wide
To your great name be endless praise,
Tantum Ergo (Come Adore)
Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Down in adoration falling
To the ever lasting Father,
The Divine Praises / Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament
of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.