Easter Triduum

A review of the cathechesis given by Fr. Bong Lunas, STL

Easter Triduum is also referred to as the Paschal Triduum. It is a liturgical season of the Catholic church that concludes LENT and welcomes the joy of EASTER SEASON. From preface “tri” which means three. It represents the three days of prayer in the garden, the three days that Christ spent in the tomb, the three most common traditions during Lent season which are ABSTINENCE, PRAYER and ALMSGIVING and the final three days of the discipline of Lent which are the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF LENT?
Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the mass of the Lord’s supper on Holy Thursday evening, and that is when the liturgical season of the EASTER TRIDUUM starts. But Holy week until the Easter Triduum starts is liturgically part of Lent. And all of the Holy week through Holy Saturday is part of the Lenten Fast.

WHAT ARE THE DAYS OF THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM?
Holy Thursday: Celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday: Commemoration of Christ’s Passion and Death
Holy Saturday: Preparation for the Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of Christ

(Blaze Cantaros | St. Joseph Parish, Sta. Cruz)

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