Ampleforth Hospitality

26 May 2017

EASTER TRIDUUM 2017

The Easter Triduum- A Celebration of Easter at Ampleforth

Thursday 13 – Monday 17 April 2017

Join the Ampleforth Community for Easter Conferences and the celebration of the Triduum liturgies. Booking forms will be available from January 2017. Early booking is recommended, due to large numbers attending. There is no fixed charge for the Triduum Retreat, donations are welcome. For Easter Triduum enquiries please email easter@ampleforth.org.uk



The Easter Triduum numbers continued to grow this year, and we welcomed 540 guests. We had 121 children, and this meant that a very happy development was the number of families who came to celebrate Easter together. Some 30 students joined us from a variety of Universities and representing a number of different countries, some of which were also reflected among our other guests. Thus, once again, there was a real sense of the universal church, celebrating these central Christian Mysteries. The Arcadian singers from Oxford enhanced our liturgies with their faultless singing, and they also gave a recital on Holy Saturday afternoon. All our booklets for the liturgies were adapted this year, to take account of the new translations, and a number of familiar pieces were skilfully reset.

The team from the Community of St Aelred led our children and teenager programme of events, with enormous dedication and enthusiasm, enabling parents to attend the Conferences and other Supplementary talks during the retreat. The Conferences this year explored the way in which the new translations helped us enter more deeply into the Mysteries of the Triduum, and were led by Fr Luke Beckett, recently returned from Rome. Fr Henry, Fr Matthew, Fr Andrew and Fr John took the Supplementary talks on a range of subjects.

The atmosphere of the three days was relaxed and congenial, and although the weather was not as delightful as last year, only the lighting of the New Fire suffered from a shower of rain, as did the departures on Monday morning.

We would like to thank all those who came to celebrate Easter with us, and who contributed so generously to the expenses of the weekend and the work of the Community. We would like to thank all who helped in any way, and especially the Arcadians and the Community of St Aelred. We thank especially our Catering staff who gave up their weekend to feed us all magnificently, and the Household team who prepared the Houses, kept an eye on domestic aspects during the Triduum, and have cleared the rooms and prepared the Houses for Term. Our thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare for the Easter Triduum event. We will post some of the pictures taken and comments we have received, and ask you to remain with us during the year, and enquire about Easter 2013 in January!

The Easter Triduum numbers continued to grow this year, and we welcomed 540 guests. We had 121 children, and this meant that a very happy development was the number of families who came to celebrate Easter together. Some 30 students joined us from a variety of Universities and representing a number of different countries, some of which were also reflected among our other guests. Thus, once again, there was a real sense of the universal church, celebrating these central Christian Mysteries. The Arcadian singers from Oxford enhanced our liturgies with their faultless singing, and they also gave a recital on Holy Saturday afternoon. All our booklets for the liturgies were adapted this year, to take account of the new translations, and a number of familiar pieces were skilfully reset.

The team from the Community of St Aelred led our children and teenager programme of events, with enormous dedication and enthusiasm, enabling parents to attend the Conferences and other Supplementary talks during the retreat. The Conferences this year explored the way in which the new translations helped us enter more deeply into the Mysteries of the Triduum, and were led by Fr Luke Beckett, recently returned from Rome. Fr Henry, Fr Matthew, Fr Andrew and Fr John took the Supplementary talks on a range of subjects.

The atmosphere of the three days was relaxed and congenial, and although the weather was not as delightful as last year, only the lighting of the New Fire suffered from a shower of rain, as did the departures on Monday morning.

We would like to thank all those who came to celebrate Easter with us, and who contributed so generously to the expenses of the weekend and the work of the Community. We would like to thank all who helped in any way, and especially the Arcadians and the Community of St Aelred. We thank especially our Catering staff who gave up their weekend to feed us all magnificently, and the Household team who prepared the Houses, kept an eye on domestic aspects during the Triduum, and have cleared the rooms and prepared the Houses for Term. Our thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare for the Easter Triduum event. We will post some of the pictures taken and comments we have received, and ask you to remain with us during the year, and enquire about Easter 2013 in January!

The Easter Triduum numbers continued to grow this year, and we welcomed 540 guests. We had 121 children, and this meant that a very happy development was the number of families who came to celebrate Easter together. Some 30 students joined us from a variety of Universities and representing a number of different countries, some of which were also reflected among our other guests. Thus, once again, there was a real sense of the universal church, celebrating these central Christian Mysteries. The Arcadian singers from Oxford enhanced our liturgies with their faultless singing, and they also gave a recital on Holy Saturday afternoon. All our booklets for the liturgies were adapted this year, to take account of the new translations, and a number of familiar pieces were skilfully reset.

The team from the Community of St Aelred led our children and teenager programme of events, with enormous dedication and enthusiasm, enabling parents to attend the Conferences and other Supplementary talks during the retreat. The Conferences this year explored the way in which the new translations helped us enter more deeply into the Mysteries of the Triduum, and were led by Fr Luke Beckett, recently returned from Rome. Fr Henry, Fr Matthew, Fr Andrew and Fr John took the Supplementary talks on a range of subjects.

The atmosphere of the three days was relaxed and congenial, and although the weather was not as delightful as last year, only the lighting of the New Fire suffered from a shower of rain, as did the departures on Monday morning.

We would like to thank all those who came to celebrate Easter with us, and who contributed so generously to the expenses of the weekend and the work of the Community. We would like to thank all who helped in any way, and especially the Arcadians and the Community of St Aelred. We thank especially our Catering staff who gave up their weekend to feed us all magnificently, and the Household team who prepared the Houses, kept an eye on domestic aspects during the Triduum, and have cleared the rooms and prepared the Houses for Term. Our thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare for the Easter Triduum event. We will post some of the pictures taken and comments we have received, and ask you to remain with us during the year, and enquire about Easter 2013 in January!