Today is Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Easter Triduum, a three day feast which remembers for us the events of Christ’s Paschal mystery. Although we celebrate them over three days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday), they make up one single feast in the life of the Church. If you want to know more about what’s going on, check out the www.BustedHalo.com video Holy Week in 2 minutes (it is embedded below), and the USCCB has answers to some questions you might have about Holy Thursday (click here). [Read more…] about Meditation for Holy Thursday
With the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend, we set off into the holiest week of the Church year. This is a week that culminates with those events that make our faith what they are: Jesus’ suffering, death, and His resurrection. These events are marked by a three part celebration we call the Triduum – 3 days – which take place on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday (with the Easter Vigil late Saturday night.) I strongly encourage you to get to all three celebrations – because each one brings to light a little about who we are as Christians and what we believe about our faith.
This will be a bit of a longer post – trying help you see the beauty of each of these days – but hopefully it will help bring them to life for you.