May 4, 2017

Easter Triduum at St Gerard’s 2017

The highest honoured time of the year in the Catholic calendar, the Easter Triduum began with the Maundy Thursday Liturgy. We commemorated God’s love for us through the symbolic representation of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the last supper and journeying with Jesus at the beginning of His passion and death. This time was followed by adoration till midnight where the Blessed Sacrament was placed at the altar of repose.

We continued walking with Jesus through His passion and death with the Liturgy of the Hours prayed at St Gerard’s Church, the Way of the Cross at St Joseph’s church and the Liturgy of the Passion of Christ at 3:00 pm after which we watched the movie ‘Passion of the Christ’.   

On Saturday, we had the Easter Vigil Mass at our St Gerard’s Church where we celebrated the Lord’s Resurrection. Beginning with the service of light followed by the nine readings signifying the history of salvation and watching a brother and sister receive the Sacraments of Initiation. Our sister Emmanuella Teresa Ling received all the three Sacraments of Initiation with immense joy and our brother Dionisius Bisma Pradhana received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Celebration of the Lord’s resurrection continued at St. Gerard’s on Easter Sunday with mass and fellowship.