The diary of a priest, being random thoughts and various things of possible interest from the founding pastor (now retired) 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.
Fr. Christopher George Phillips