Category Archives: Paschal Triduum

Lectionary Reflection: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A, B and C

“Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” Jn 20:9 Is it Easter already? It … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A

The Paschal Candle shines in all its glory in the darkened Church during the Easter Vigil Liturgy. The flame in the darkened building signifies Jesus Christ, the Light of the World who shines forth in a world covered by the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Year A, B and C

Lectionary Readings: Is 52:13-53:12 / Ps 31 / Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / Jn 18:1-19:42 The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion begins not with an Entrance Hymn, but rather with the celebrant prostrating on the ground and the congregation kneeling in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Year A, B and C

Lectionary Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 / Ps 116 / 1Cor 11:23-26 / Jn 13:1-15 While the secular world sees Valentine’s Day on February 14 as a day of love, I consider Holy Thursday the Catholic Church’s day of love.  “…He … Continue reading

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Paschal Triduum Message 2018

Dear Friends in Christ,With the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, we begin the most holiest days of the year called the Paschal Triduum. During these days, we walk with Jesus on “the way of love”, walking … Continue reading

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The Long Mass: The Easter Vigil

Note: I started writing this post on Good Friday of last year and since then, I have not completed it. I finally sat down and completed this post, on my second year as the Master of Ceremonies for the Paschal … Continue reading

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Looking at the Good Friday Liturgy

The Good Friday Liturgy, known in the Roman Missal as the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion is not a Mass as some people may call it. The bread and wine is not consecrated at this celebration. Before the reform of the Liturgy, … Continue reading

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What’s with the veiled statues? Explanation to the Veiling of Statues

Some Catholics may ask, “What happened to all the statues? Why are they veiled?”. It is customary for many churches to veil statues and sacred images starting the Vespers of the Fifth Sunday of Lent (also known as the First … Continue reading

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Triduum Holy Thursday: Celebrating Eucharist, Priesthood and Love

Holy Thursday begins the climax of the Liturgical Year which we call the Triduum. The word Triduum means three days. The Triduum begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and ends with Evening Prayer II of … Continue reading

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