We are now moving into Holy Week, marked by a very ancient observance traditionally known as the Triduum. The word Triduum means “three days.” In this context the word refers to the three-day period leading up to the Feast of the Resurrection, or Easter.
These three days are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. We mark them with three services–one in the evening of Maundy Thursday, one at noon on Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter on the evening of Holy Saturday. These three services can be thought of as three acts in an ongoing liturgy that remembers and reenacts the events leading up to Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.
This liturgy is one of the most ancient liturgies of the Christian church. To learn more about it, click here for a Powerpoint presentation presented by Rev. Mary in a recent adult forum. Better yet, join us and experience these ancient rites for yourselve! Click here for service times and places.