The Archdiocese Celebrates The Paschal Mystery
May 8, 2012
The Easter Triduum is the most important part of the Church year. From Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, Catholics around the world commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On Holy Thursday, priests wash the feet of parishioners to remember Jesus' act of love. Jesus also gave us the Eucharist this night.
Good Friday is a day of fasting and remembrance of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.
The Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday celebrates the story of our salvation. Churches turn off all their lights, symbolizing the stillness before Christ's resurrection, also represented by a candle lit in the darkness. On this day churches also welcome new Catholics to the waters of Baptism and the table of the Eucharist.
Easter Sunday is a day of rejoicing! Christ has risen! The 50-day celebration begins with a renewal of baptismal promises.
The Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Texas Catholic Herald invited readers to share "photos of faith" from this Triduum Here are some of those submissions.