Lent has a bunch of extra stuff. And Holy Week has even more. At the time, it’s all kind of blur that rushes through Triduum on the way to Easter.
Triduum starts with Holy Thursday (Mass plus the washing of feet, the reservation of the Sacrament and Adoration), then moves to Good Friday (Communion Service plus the Passion Gospel and the veneration of the Cross), followed on Saturday by the longest Mass in the history of ever – the Easter Vigil (Mass plus fire, deacons with giant candles, more incense, more readings, more music, more candles, more people, more Sacraments, and even brand-new Catholics), leading up to Easter Sunday (Mass plus more music and some of the best-dressed people you will ever see in a Catholic Church).
So it’s easy to lose sight of Holy Thursday.
But there’s something that happened on Holy Thursday that’s definitely worth going back for. And that’s what this Sunday – Corpus Christi – is all about.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Corpus Christi