Easter Triduum – Holy Thursday

Jesus Washing FeetThe summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

This evening, please join us for Mass of The Lord’s Supper at St. Catherine’s Church (5:30pm) and at St. John’s Church in Morton (7:30pm). This is followed by Eucharistic Adoration at both parishes. This Mass begins the Easter Triduum, and historically includes the Mandatum – or the Washing of the Feet – The Lord Jesus washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper as a sign of the new commandment that Christians should love one another: “Such as my love has been for you, so must your love be for each other. This is how all will know you for my disciples: by your love for one another” (see John 13, 34-35). For centuries the Church has imitated the Lord through the ritual enactment of the new commandment of Jesus Christ in the washing of feet on Holy Thursday.