Guide to celebrate the Easter Triduum at home.
As Pope Francis expressed in his video message for Easter, Christians will celebrate Easter this year in "a truly unusual way." How can we respond to Jesus' statement: "I want to celebrate Easter in your house"?
Saint Lucy's Church
invites you to celebrate it in your Domestic Church
What should we do? especially at a time when we cannot go out to the parish to celebrate these holidays. Many of us are looking for a way to celebrate the Triduum at home. Some will tune in to a live broadcast from the parish. Others may wish to celebrate a Liturgy of the Word with their families or to pray the Liturgy of the Hours together. For those interested in adapting the Triduum rituals to their home, we have prepared some liturgical guides based on the Roman Missal.
The liturgy is not only the kingdom of the ordained. It is a gift and a responsibility for all the faithful. The Second Vatican Council identified the family as "the domestic Church" in which parents are "the first preachers of the faith to their children."
Finding some creative ways to celebrate the Triduum at home can be daunting. It may even seem awkward to guide your family or roommates in ritualized prayer.
Our hope is that we can remove some of that pressure and strengthen the life of the domestic Church. Although we regret the fact that we cannot meet in our parish communities, perhaps these guides will help us make a meaningful and prayerful Triduum at home.
Click the links below to download the PDF guides for each day.
The Lectionary Texts
Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. Used with permission.
The Liturgical Texts
Excerpts adapted from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL).