by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
What in the world is the “Triduum,” you ask? Is it some kind of a pill or a disease?
Actually, the Triduum is a reference to three of the most significant days in history. The days are counted beginning the evening of Maundy Thursday through Sunday morning.
The Jewish day begins after sunset. During this period of time Jesus related Passover to the New Covenant, prayed in the Garden for His Father’s will to be done, was arrested, beaten, crucified, buried, and rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples He had been with only a few days previous. It’s hard to conceive of a more significant time since the dawn of creation.
This year spend some time reading the gospel accounts. Begin today with reading John 11, the story of the raising of Lazarus. That was the event that triggered the plot to kill Jesus.
Almost half of the book of John takes place in a matter of two-three weeks. The more you immerse yourself in the accounts of those three weeks, the greater your grasp of the significance of Easter. Let the Lord speak to you.