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The Triduum – Holy Thursday

Today is Holy Thursday; the beginning of the three days known as the Triduum. Triduum essentially means “the three days”. This is made up of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Triduum is a festival encompassing three days, but could been seen liturgically as one day. It’s a single unfolding of the Paschal Mystery. The Paschal Mystery comes from the word “Pasch”, which comes from…

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The Triduum 2018 – Holy Thursday

Today is Holy Thursday – the beginning of the three days known as the Triduum. Triduum essentially means “the three days”: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Triduum is a festival encompassing three days, but could been seen liturgically as one day. It’s a single unfolding of the Paschal Mystery. The Paschal Mystery comes from the word “Pasch”, which comes from the Jewish Passover.…

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A Last Minute Guide to Lent 2018 – Spy Wednesday of Holy Week

It’s Wednesday of Holy Week. What are we supposed to be doing again? In the old times but still presently active in the Eastern Church, today was celebrated as “Spy Wednesday” or the “Holy and Great Wednesday” in the Eastern Church. But what exactly is “Spy Wednesday” and what do we do on this day? The answer is found in today’s Gospel reading. In Matthew…

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