Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 3 of the Sacred Triduum

Holy Saturday - The Celebration of the Lord's Resurrection, The Easter Vigil - 7pm

Today we celebrate the culmination of our Lenten journey, the Sacred Triduum and the entirety of our Christian faith.

Beginning with 9 readings from Scripture we recount God's history with His people: we remember His promises and the path He prepared for the coming of Jesus, his Life and Death and Resurrection, and our own Salvation.

Through symbols of light, candles, incense, song, prayer, white garments, water, and many others, we are drawn into understanding the meaning and purpose of Jesus's Death and Resurrection. Likewise, we celebrate the Fruits of His Resurrection: the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.

In a mixture of ritual, prayer, song and symbols, we are taken to the depth and center of our Christian faith.

Come and be drawn up into the mystery that we re-present and in which we participate.

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