The Sacred Paschal Triduum

The Sacred Paschal Triduum is the three most solemn days of the liturgical year; Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.  These most holy days celebrate the Paschal Mystery, first, the passion, suffering, and death of the Lord Jesus, followed by his resurrection, the triumph of the holy cross, and Christ’s decisive victory over sin and death.

  • Maundy Thursday, 18 April – 8:00 p.m. – which commemorates when the Eucharist was instituted at the Last Supper by Jesus.  The Mass is  followed by the Vigil before the Altar of Repose
  • Good Friday, 19 April –   9:30 a.m.  – This liturgy commemorates the Passion, Cross, and death of Jesus Christ, and therefore is a day of strict fasting.
  • Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil – 7:30 p.m. – The liturgy consists of four general parts: the Service of Light, the Liturgy of the Word, Christian Initiation, and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Christ is risen; He is risen indeed.