Sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday is considered the most solemn part of the liturgical year. The days recount the last three days of Jesus’ life on earth, His Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Holy Thursday begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper where we relive the institution of the Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence. This day Jesus died on the Cross for the sins of the world. Our churches look different, the tabernacle is empty, Jesus is gone!
Holy Saturday, after nightfall we hold the Easter Vigil, we are waiting for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Easter Vigil is the pinnacle of the Easter Triduum.
Easter Sunday marks the end of the Triduum, a joyous celebration of resurrection, the rebirth of Jesus and mankind.