We are about to leave Lent and enter the liturgical season known as "Triduum."
What is this season, and why is it does the Church say that it is "the culmination of the entire liturgical year"?
Here are 6 things you need to know.
1. What does "Triduum" mean?
It comes from Latin roots that mean, essentially, "the three days" or "period of three days" (tri- = three, -dies = days).
Today it refers to the liturgical season that follows Lent and precedes the Easter season.
According to the main document governing the celebrations connected with Easter, Paschales Solemnitatis:
38. . . . This time is called "the triduum of the crucified, buried and risen"; it is also called the "Easter...READ MORE