It is Thursday morning of Holy Week. At 7 p.m. this evening, we will celebrate the Mass of Lord’s Supper where Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, washed their feet and gave us the gift of the Eucharist. I’ll be saying more about that in my homily this evening.
But tonight is not an isolated event. To understand the significance of tonight, we need to understand the Triduum really as one event spread over three days, tonight, Good Friday, and the Resurrection at Easter.
I encourage people to come tonight, tomorrow afternoon, and for the Easter Vigil to experience the full event. There will also be Mass on Easter Sunday morning of course (in fact, we add an extra Mass).
Back in 2008, I wrote an article for my website, “The Meaning of Easter” where I speak of the interconnectedness of the days. You might want to read it now to look ahead to see the connections between the days or you might read it afterwards to pull it all together.