Tonight begins “Tridium,” “The Three Days,” the last three days of Jesus’ life. Over these three days, we walk with Jesus through his last gathering with his disciples, betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. The church marks this as one service in three parts: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil/Easter.
Each of these days engages a powerful theological “mystery” – the mystery of the Eucharist, the mystery of the Cross, and the mystery of the Resurrection. These mysteries are not a “who done it” (we know that). They are “mysteries” because the truth they contain can only be revealed by God. And, even after revelation, the fullness of what has happened continues to exceed our comprehension. We can only apprehend, become more and more fully aware as we are present. Your Bishops and I invite you to be present as we observe the Tridium, together in-person, this year. Here is a link to the Bishop’s invitation.