“The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Latin word triduum refers to a period of three days and has long been used to describe various three-day observances that prepared for a feast day through liturgy, prayer, and fasting. But it is most often used to describe the three days prior to the great feast of Easter: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil.” -ignatiusinsight.com
During the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, we commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the priest also washes the feet of twelve parishioners in the example of Jesus, who washed the feet of the twelve apostles at the last supper. Listen to the bilingual readings and the homily here:
View the Holy Thursday photos here:
On Good Friday we remember Jesus’ passion by walking and praying the Stations of the Cross outside at noon and by participating in the Passion of the Lord and the Veneration of the Cross in the evening. There is no Mass celebrated this day, although communion is that was consecrated on Holy Thursday is distributed to the faithful. Listen to the bilingual readings and the homily here:
View the Good Friday photos here:
Beginning at sundown on Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is the high point of the Triduum. At this Mass we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and receive new members into the Church. It is a glorious celebration of our faith in our resurrected Lord. Listen to the entire Easter Vigil here:
View the Easter Vigil photos here: