The diary of a priest, being random thoughts and various things of possible interest from the Pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio, Texas.
31 March 2010
At last... a proper strepitus!
After years of pounding pews, throwing books, stomping feet, and crashing chairs, we now have a suitable instrument for the strepitus - the noise made at the end of Tenebrae, symbolizing the earthquake which took place at the time of our Lord's death. We made it out of a piece of sheet metal and attached a wooden handle to it. When it's shaken it gives a wonderful sound, almost like an earthquake and thunder combined.
So, no more crashing and banging. We have a proper strepitus.