Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Sacred Triduum Begins

This evening the Sacred Triduum of Our Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper.  As I write this our Holy Father is preparing to celebrate this Mass in Rome.  The Mass traditionally concludes with the transfer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to a place of repose away from the main altar, in preparation for the stripping of the altar and commemoration of the Passion tomorrow.  The faithful are invited, like the apostles in the garden, to keep vigil with the Lord.  For your reflection, here is the transfer of the Blessed Sacrament from last year:

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