Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Holy of Holies

The other day, in detailing the resurrected rite of the Resurrexit, which will return for papal Easter, I wrote about the "Acheiropita icon of the Most Holy Saviour, formerly kept in the Sanctum Sanctorum at the Oratory of Saint Laurence near the Lateran Basilica."

As you can see from the above photo -- taken by one of our readers on a recent trip to Rome -- it's still there. I gladly eat crow on that one.

But still, four days after the release of said Holy Week schedule, where is the only place one can find a detailed description of this traditional (i.e. pre-Trent) Paschal ritual which Benedict XVI has decided to bring back to mark his first Easter as Pope, on top of all the other usual (exclusive) goodies?

Hint: You're reading it right now.