Since 1969 the Triduum has been recognized as its own liturgical season in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. Triduum, meaning three days, is a bridge between Lent and Easter that begins at sunset on Holy Thursday and concludes at sunset on Easter Sunday. In between, the church’s liturgical life is centered on the paschal mystery—the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
In this video, Springfield Dominican Sister Margaret Schreiber, who holds a doctorate in sacred theology, unpacks the significance of the beautiful symbols and rites of this shortest of the Church’s liturgical seasons.
How will you observe the Triduum this year?