Easter Triduum - April 1 through April 4
Holy Week and the Easter Triduum
The holiest week of the calendar year begins with Palm Sunday when the Gospel account of Jesus riding triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem is read before the priest even processes to the altar. The Passion account is read after the Gospel Acclamation, with the entire congregation reading together, entering into Christ's passion. Holy Week has begun.
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
Triduum Reflection: “The liturgies of the Easter Triduum are rich and evocative, and the depth of their meaning and impact can only be discovered if we participate fully in them. Sr Anouska Robinson-Biggin FCJ identifies three invitations that we are called to respond to over these days, and offers an Ignatian guide to how we might answer those calls in prayer and action.”
Sr. Anouska Robinson-Biggin FC ‘
Remember, stay, rejoice: Praying the Triduum’
on Thursday, April 1 at 2:31PM