My family and I are planning to visit Our Lord in seven churches on Holy Thursday night. I am hoping there are people here who are familiar with the devotion and who can give me some answers…
Is there material (including special prayers) for the devotion. If so, can you please send me in the right direction.
What is the history of this devotion?
In my town, we have three Latin Rite parishes and a Syro-Malabar Catholic parish. Some questions about the Syro-Malabar Catholics:
*]Do they observe the same calendar we do? I know that some Eastern Rite churches observe the Julian Calendar (thus Holy Week and Easter are a couple of weeks off from the Western Church). Will they be observing Holy Thursday on the same night that we are?
*]Do they repose the Blessed Sacrament like the Latin Rite does?
*]Are there any special protocols that we should observe when visiting a Church of a different rite?