We’re in Easter season. History pivoted on the events commemorated by what we Roman Catholics call the Easter Triduum.
The Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and Christ’s Resurrection changed the world forever. The shockwaves of those three days are felt to this day. The way religious services evolved were formed by the events of the Triduum as early Christians built upon the religious practices of the Jews.
Central to Christian worship from those early days is the representation of the Last Supper, which Roman Catholics call the Eucharistic Sacrifice… More…
“The cross reveals that unless there is a Good Friday in our lives, there will never be an Easter Sunday. Unless there is a crown of thorns, there will never be the halo of light. Unless there is the scourged body, there will never be a glorified one. Death to the lower self is the condition of resurrection to the higher self. The world says to us, as it said to Him on the cross: ‘Come down, and we will believe!’ But if He came down, He never would have saved us. It is human to come down; it is divine to hang there. A broken heart, O Saviour of the world, is love’s best cradle! Smite my own, as Moses did the rock, that Thy love may enter in!” –Venerable Fulton Sheen