Sunday School Updates–Week Thirty-Five–2022-2023–“Triduum”

For Parents To Teach To Their Children

What is the Triduum?

“The Easter Triduum from USCCB”

“The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.

The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord”


The Chrism Mass, The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Each Day a Reading During the Triduum Will Be Added to This Post

“Holy Thursday, USCCB”

Luke, Chapter 4:16-21, “Rejection at Nazareth”

“Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:

            The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.

Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
            and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
‘Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.’”


“Good Friday, USCCB”

“Verse Before the Gospel”

Philippians, Chapter 2:8-9

“Christ became obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name which is above every other name.”


Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (Last Paragraph)

Gospel According to John, Chapter 18:1-1–19:43

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea,
secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews,
asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus.
And Pilate permitted it.
So he came and took his body.
Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night,
also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes
weighing about one hundred pounds.
They took the body of Jesus
and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices,
according to the Jewish burial custom.
Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden,
and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.
So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day;
for the tomb was close by.”

“Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord
Holy Saturday At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter”


Luke, Chapter 24:1-12 USCCB

“At daybreak on the first day of the week
the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus
took the spices they had prepared
and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
but when they entered,
they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were puzzling over this, behold,
two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.
They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.
They said to them,
“Why do you seek the living one among the dead?
He is not here, but he has been raised.
Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners
and be crucified, and rise on the third day.”
And they remembered his words.
Then they returned from the tomb
and announced all these things to the eleven
and to all the others.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James;
the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,
but their story seemed like nonsense
and they did not believe them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb,
bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone;
then he went home amazed at what had happened.”


Our Art Gallery

The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

Photos of  The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Our Prayer–This Cross is Called a “Jerusalem Cross”

Our Art Project–The Candles Being Lit

This is a beautiful way for your children to experience candles being lit and burning for visitors to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to say their prayers. I used a colored pencil then decided to use black, gold, and white “Kwik Stix” ( solid tempera sticks) on top of the pencil drawing. You can use whatever art supplies you have at home. I love to use cardboard and packaging materials for art projects, as well as paper.

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