Virtual presentations for the Easter Triduum will present new opportunities for engaging the Holy Week rituals. Holy Week has its origin in the dramatic liturgies of the ancient Jerusalem Church: procession with palms; washing of feet; the passion narratives; veneration of the cross; the Easter Vigil with its focus on light in darkness, and rebirth …
During Easter 2020, more than ever, we long for a hope-filled sunrise on the horizon of the current pandemic that has enveloped the world. Still, the deepest hope of the resurrection has forever been that Christ dwells in us at all times and in all circumstances, no matter what is happening around us.
Below are a series of guides to help communities and individuals around the world to celebrate, with the help of video conferencing tools, liturgies of the Word for the days of the Easter Triduum in the face of the limitations imposed by the current pandemic.
Jeffrey Burwell, SJ reflects on his time this past Easter with a First Nation in Lac Brochet, Manitoba. His experiences of the Triduum in the far north reveal with clarity that the liturgies of Easter reflect a truth about God’s people.