Advent Week 2
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The Triduum

CrossThe Triduum is the high point of the liturgical year and the central mystery of the triumph of life over death. The 40 days of Lent have been leading us to the three days where Christians gather to celebrate the mystery of the passion, death and Resurrection. With prayer and dramatic ritual we move into Easter, coming to place our hand in the baptismal waters and renew our response to the Lord. The Paschal Triduum is one single liturgical action that comes over three days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. The Triduum is not part of Lent but, in its entirity, celebrates the Easter event. The spirit of the fast during the three days is not a Lenten Fast but a Paschal Fast. The entire focus of the Triduum is on the Triumph of the Cross and Resurrection. Therefore every Catholic is greatly encouraged and invited to join in the action of the three days of the Triduum, April 17th, 18th and 19th. For every Catholic this is more than the story of Christ; it is the story of our own life, passion, death and resurrection.