The tradition was primarily intended as a means to honor the Blessed Sacrament, which is placed on the Altar of Repose
on Maundy Thursday.
A procession taking the Blessed Sacrament (Holy Host) to the Altar of Repose
will also be held.
Wittliff said that what was once a normal practice of reverencing the Blessed Sacrament, stored in the tabernacle located atop the altar of repose
, was now difficult.
The priest carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession to an "altar of repose
," which blazes with candles and bursts with flowers.
To conclude the Maundy Thursday liturgy, The Blessed Sacrament will be transferred to an altar of repose
, usually decorated with flowers.
I summoned these words later when I visited a second altar of repose
on the south side of the big house.
The Blessed Sacrament is then repositioned at the Altar of Repose
, where the hosts (ostiya) for communion, consecrated during the Mass of the Lord's Supper, are placed.
following the evening Mass of the Lord's supper, and after the procession to transfer the Holy Eucharist to the Altar of Repose
inside or outside the church.
It's on the altar of repose
. That is contrary to the rethinking of the [church's] documents," he explained.
After the mass, the Blessed Sacrament is moved from the main altar to an altar of repose
for the Pagtatanod or Night Watch.
After the Mass of the Last Supper, Filipinos file out of church and walk or ride to six more, where they spend some time before the temporary Altar of Repose
, or they do the Stations of the Cross.
After the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Blessed Sacrament is placed in the tabernacle and exposed on the Altar of Repose
for the faithful's silent adoration.