The Holy “Three Days”
April 12, 2022
The Paschal Triduum, the holy “Three Days”, is nearly upon us, the unique journey of the entire Church in which we, as friends and disciples of Christ, seek to participate in the mysteries of His passion, death and resurrection. As we journey, we will read and re-read the scriptural accounts which are not only momentous, but also deeply relevant for they reveal how we are loved, how Jesus is King and Messiah. We will, by our prayerful liturgical gestures, draw close to Him who “gives His life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).
In a sense one celebration with different parts, we go from Maundy Thursday, when Jesus bestows the gift of Himself in the Eucharist and shows us how love translates into service of one another, to Good Friday, when Jesus effectively gives Himself completely, unto Easter, whereby that same love raises His body from the grave, and Life is definitively victorious over death.
To know that this week is holy because one of overflowing love, we, of course, need faith. It is not immediately obvious! It is not obvious because the events that we celebrate, from the outside, do not always seem terribly loving. I wish you an increase of faith and I invite you to participate as much as possible, to set aside time for our Lord, to be together in His love.
Yours in Him,
THE REV. DOMINIQUE PERIDANS