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Holy Week Illustrated: The Triduum Made Easy

By | source:Here Apr 17th, 2023

If your religion is a Christian one, then you’re familiar with the triduum. The three days of Easter are Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This guide will help you experience all three days more fully.

The Triduum is the three days of Easter, Good Friday to Easter Sunday. It begins on Holy Thursday and ends on Easter Sunday. The Triduum is a time of preparation and anticipation for the arrival of Jesus. During this time we remember his death, burial and resurrection through liturgy (worship), prayer and fasting.

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday is a day of preparation and anticipation for the arrival of Jesus. It is also the day that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, an act that reminds us that we are all equal in God’s eyes. Jesus came to earth as a human being so that he could teach us about love, forgiveness and compassion. On Holy Thursday he showed us how we should treat each other by washing the feet of those who would follow him during his time on earth (and still do today).

Good Friday

Good Friday is a day of repentance and fasting. In other words, it’s a time for us to think about our sins and how we can better ourselves as Christians. Fasting is an important part of this process because it helps us focus on what matters most: God’s love for us and our love for him. Fasts are often prescribed by the Church as a way of helping us prepare ourselves spiritually for important events like Christmas or Easter (or even just regular Sundays!). There are different types of fasts that can be kept during Lent–some people choose not to eat meat on Fridays throughout the season; others give up something else like sweets or soda pop; still others choose not only to abstain from certain foods but also limit themselves in other ways such as not watching TV or playing video games during this period. Whatever type of fast you choose will depend on what makes sense within your own life situation!

Easter Vigil

A night of worship and celebration, The Easter Vigil is the first Mass of Easter, and it begins at sundown on Holy Saturday. It’s a time of worship and celebration, as well as renewal and new life–the culmination of weeks of preparation for this momentous occasion. The Vigil starts with a procession into the darkened church carrying lighted candles; this symbolizes that Christ has been raised from death to life by His own power (1 Corinthians 15:45). This procession ends with the singing of “Alleluia!” by everyone present in unison, followed by proclamation that Jesus has risen from death! (Matthew 28: 6-7).

The Triduum is a time of reflection and remembrance. It’s also a time for celebration, community and prayer. The Easter season is filled with hope! We hope you will use this guide to experience the triduum more fully. It is a time of great importance and significance, so we want to help you make the most of it!