We are still observing Easter Triduum which began last evening and will end on the evening of Easter Sunday. It is the summit of the Liturgical Year. Yesterday, Mom and I attended the Last Supper mass at 5pm. Josef had work so he was not able to attend it with us. this morning though we were early at the church for the fourteen stations of the cross, prayed the rosary afterwards then took a look at the Lenten procession going on. The procession is a yearly ritual of our town every good Friday. It depicts the 15 mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Looking forward to Easter Sunday which we locally call Pasko ng Pagkabuhay. This afternoon, there will be reflections on the Seven Last Words on local television. I always watch it which starts at exactly 1pm until 3pm. That’s the only regular program we get to watch during Good Friday. Most programs on this day are a repeat of previous ones. Even shopping malls are closed and some open at 12pm on Black Saturday. It is really a quiet celebration of the Holy Week.
I get updated again with my reading some inspirational books. Those books that I get to read during Lent particularly during Holy Week. It’s comforting to learn more about Jesus’ sufferings to redeem us from our sins. We are blessed that we have this yearly Lenten celebration to deepen our faith and say thanks for all the blessings we had throughout the year. Those times that we erred and sinned in the process, those times that we let injustices done to our friends and neighbors, those times that we just didn’t care at all – those are the times that we get to remember today and we repent. Our Lord has taken all the beatings until he died on Good Friday to resurrect on the third day which we look forward to on Easter Sunday.
Have a blessed Paschal Triduum.