Sunday 1 May: Low Sunday, Class I

Cima da Conegliano, c1459-1518
National Gallery, London

The Octave Day of Easter - aka Quasimodo Sunday aka White Sunday aka...- has a lot of aliases!

The Quasimodo appellation comes from the first word of the Introit for the day ('Like newborn babies..'), which you can listen to below; the name White Sunday comes from the tradition of the neophytes putting aside their white garments; and Low Sunday comes as a contrast to the 'High' Sunday of Easter itself.

The Gospel is John 20:19-31, the story of Doubting Thomas.

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