Every year I make a promise to people. I say that if they keep the triduum with me at St Mary’s then it will change their life and change their faith.
The Triduum is the three days from Maundy Thursday to Easter Day. Although the various services take place over several days, it is really one big feast, which is what makes it so extraordinary when you keep it in one place and experience the whole thing. It really is life changing stuff.
I blogged a bit about it last year, and it might be worth pointing people to those blog posts:
I’d say you’d kept the Triduum with me if you come to the Maundy Thursday evening service, two of the three services on Good Friday (try for the three hours if you can), the clean and polish on Saturday and the early fire Vigil and the main Festival Mass on Sunday.
It really is life-changing if you do it all and there are people around who will testify to just that.