Holy Week 2005, S. Clement's Church, Philadelphia
During Holy Week of 2005, I kept a journal of the week's proceedings at S. Clement's Church in Philadelphia. For a number of years, several of us would take Thursday and Friday off and make the Triduum a sort of working retreat that combined saying the Divine Office in common with doing the behind-the-scenes work that is necessary to pull off Holy Week in an Anglo-Catholic parish. The twelve-page journal is posted below as a PDF. Reading back over it eight years later, I think it still does something to answer the question of "Why bother with all that old stuff?"
The photo gallery and service sheets from 2004 give a more complete context.