I’m on my way to New York to see Fr. James Martin SJ speak about the Seven Last Words of Christ and I didn’t want to leave you without a reflection today “Good Friday” so, I have reposted this reflection on the Triduum. You may very well be hearing from me later today for I am sure Fr. James will inspire me to write on his reflections of Jesus last words. Many Blessings to you! May today lead you closer to Jesus and your faith.
The most central event of the liturgical year is the Easter Triduum (Latin, three days) celebrating the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. These sacred three days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) are a liturgical season in themselves and not strictly part of Lent. Holy Thursday we see many things taking place such as Jesus giving us the eternal gift of Himself in the Holy Eucharist. It’s through this eternal gift that Jesus is with us until the end of time. Pope Benedict XVI in his homily, Solemnity of Corpus Domini, 26 May 2005 says,
O that night, Jesus goes out and hands himself over to the betrayer, the destroyer, and in so doing, overcomes the night of evil. Only in this way is the gift of the Eucharist, instituted in the Upper Room, fulfilled; Jesus truly gives his Body and his Blood. Crossing over the threshold of…
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