Chaplain’s Greetings – Easter Triduum

Posted on: April 9th 2020

Dear Friends and Families of Corpus Christi High School,

I hope you and your families are well, safe and healthy.

In the midst of all that is happening around us, God blesses us with beautifully abundant sunshine, the weather, our families, our home, our jobs, the time to refocus, the time to reconnect with others and also ourselves.

In our time of isolation, many of us have given ourselves projects and goals, through gardening, DIY, daily walks/exercise, baking, cleaning, journaling, reading, organising Zoom/Skype calls with loved ones, planning activities for the kids/family, etc.

It is a beautiful time of none busyness.

For others, however, this time has been an extremely difficult and painful journey. Our hearts and prayers reach out to all especially our NHS staff and our civil servants who keep our country running, those who are suffering, those who have lost loved ones, those who are ill, the elderly, the lonely, those who are unemployed and the homeless. It is important in these times to reach out in prayer and in spirit to all our brothers and sisters especially those affected in our Corpus Christi family.

Even in our isolation, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love.

Pope Francis’ video message to all around the world during this time

In his video address, Pope Francis encourages us to be generous, to look out for the loneliest people whether it be in our neighbourhood or our very own families. How can we practice ‘creative love’?

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‘Trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be’.

Even in our isolation and solitude, we can still make a positive impact to others. As we make our journey towards the season of Easter, we continually ask God in prayer to be an instrument of love, peace and hope for others.

EASTER TRIDUUM (Paschal Triduum)

As we journey through Holy Week towards Easter, we are reminded of Christ’s Passion, death and Resurrection.

These next three days, also known as the Easter Triduum (or Paschal Triduum), is the summit of the liturgical year in the life of the Church. The Easter Triduum begins with the evening of the Lord’s Supper (Maundy Thursday), the passion and death of Jesus on the cross (Good Friday), reaching its high point on the evening of Saturday during the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) where we encounter Jesus Christ in his Resurrection.