By Tom White
These three days called the Holy Triduum can be intimidating in the least. They are three, they are in succession, and they are rituals we only witness once a year. So they are about what? Triduum, as a word, is so Latin it is sanitized of depth unless…
Each of us has moments when we recall personal or family events that stand out to us as singular in our history. Defining moments when we say, for all their imperfections: “That is my life, my family, my people.”
These moments have come together in me. These moments may or may not be my best but I embrace them and stand with others in theirs. These three days of the week we call Holy are given us to stand with one another in solidarity as pilgrims on our faith journey.
Holy Thursday is the Day of Love when we are told of Jesus’ gift to his friends: himself! When we give our gifts of time, kindness, care, and concern for those around us and do so in such a manner such that we actually feel exhausted, then we have an insight into what Jesus did for his friends. We are shown that the gift of love…(read more about Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday here).