Tagged: Holy Week

The Easter Triduum: Entering Into the Heart of Our Faith

Today begins the holiest and most important time of the Church year — the Easter Triduum. It commemorates the heart of our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sacred Triduum begins with Holy Thursday, which marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – Holy Thursday,...

Wednesday of Holy Week — Spy Wednesday

Wednesday of Holy Week is traditionally known as “Spy Wednesday” because Judas made a bargain with the high priest to hand over Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:13). Judas’s betrayal directly leads to Jesus’ being taken into custody, followed by the way of the Cross, and ultimately the crucifixion – all for thirty pieces of silver. We, too, like Judas, have betrayed Jesus....

Tuesday of Holy Week: Love, Denial, and Betrayal

Readings In his Last Supper story, John interweaves two contrasting strands: the apparent failure and ultimate triumph of Jesus. Even among the Twelve, one close follower would betray Jesus; another would deny him, and in general they did not grasp what he tried to tell them on the eve of his Passion. But the Evangelist knows that Jesus himself faced this supreme trial with a...