Life involves crossing various boundaries: from childhood to adolescence, adolescence to adulthood, single life to married life for some, and ultimately life to death. Salvation also involves crossing boundaries. For Israel, the exodus meant journeying from slavery to freedom. From its earliest days, the church has celebrated Christ’s journey from death to life with a liturgical observance known as the Triduum or Three Days, which begins Maundy Thursday evening and concludes on the evening of Easter Sunday–the liturgical day being reckoned from sundown to sundown. In one continuous celebration encompassing three consecutive days, the church remembers Christ’s salvific acts and experiences his presence in the sacraments of baptism and the eucharist.
Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013: Join us for worship on Thursday with Holy Communion at St. Peter’s at 7:00pm. Prayer of the Day: Eternal God, in the sharing of a meal your Son established a new covenant for all people, and in the washing of feet he showed us the dignity of service. Grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit these signs of our life in faith may speak again to our hearts, feed our spirits, and refresh our bodies, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Good Friday, March 29, 2013: Join us for worship on Friday at Messiah at 7:00pm. Prayer of the Day: Almighty God, look with loving mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, to be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.