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Postquam surrexit

Antiphon for Maundy Thursday

Postquam surexit (After Our Lord was risen) is the second antiphon during the Washing of the Feet ceremony on Maundy Thursday.

The antiphon comes from John 13: 4, 5, 15, and is followed by Psalm 47:2. It is one of the eight antiphons sung during the ceremony, and reminds us of the example Our Lord gave us, in showing humility and charity to our neighbor.

Postquam surrexit is here interpreted by CantArte Regensburg. Note: the psalm verse is omitted in the recording, but we have included it here for our readers.

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Latin text

Ant. Postquam surrexit Dominus a coena,
Misit aqua in pelvim:
Coepit lavare pedes discipulorum:
Hoc exemplum reliquit eis.

Ps. Magnus Dominus,
Et laudabilis nimis:
In civitate Dei nostri,
In monte sancto ejus.


English translation:

Ant. After Our Lord was risen from supper,
He put water into a basin;
And began to wash the feet of his disciples:
To whom he gave this example.

Ps. Great is the Lord,
And exceedingly to be praised:
In the city of our God,
In his holy mountain.


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