Holy Week is finally here. We prepare now to make that journey to Jerusalem. We wave the palms and then hear the awful truth about what lies after the triumphal entry into the city. The Triduum lies ahead.
The Triduum is the summit of the liturgical year - from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday.
Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
Our services this week include:
Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist Rite II, 7 p.m.
Good Friday Liturgy, Noon
Good Friday Taize Prayer Service, 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, The Great Vigil of Easter, Holy Eucharist Rite II, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Festal Eucharist Rite II, 10 a.m.
Please plan to take part in as many Holy Week observances as you can. Be sure to invite friends and family, and plan to stay to greet one another and welcome guests. All are welcome.
Walking with Jesus through all the stages of this journey helps us draw closer to him and to the world he loves so much.
We will pray the following collect several times this week. It reminds us that we are all called to walk in the way of the cross, and find in it the promise of new life.
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace. Amen.