In April of 2020, during these days of the coronavirus pandemic, we show our love and care for one another by not coming together for public worship. But we continue to be God's people, remembering Christ's death and resurrection and sacrificial love for us and sharing that love with a world in need.
Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday
The Three Days
Resource for worship at home, with the Service of Light, Old Testament readings and psalms, and a renewal of baptismal vows.
A pilgrimage from death to life
The Three Days, or Triduum as it is traditionally called, may seem like a series of individual worship services from Maundy Thursday through Easter, but our worship life during Holy Week is actually a pilgrimage through a single story in which we recall Jesus’ pascha (passage) from death to life.
On Maundy Thursday we remember Jesus’ new commandment (mandatum) that we love one another just as he has loved us. For this reason we remember the washing of feet during as a reminder of Christ’s hope that we, as disciples, might love and serve one another. (See John 13.) We also remember Jesus’ institution of the Lord’s Supper on this night.
On Good Friday we hear again the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ and are reminded of the most important truth of our faith—Jesus Christ, God’s only-begotten Son, died for us and for our salvation.
In the Easter Vigil readings on Saturday evening we hear once again the great stories of God’s saving works and renew our own baptismal vows.
Read more: Holy Week: the busiest, best time of the year, (article by Pastor Lyle from April, 2019)