The Paschal Triduum, also called the Holy Triduum or Easter Triduum, begins this evening and consists of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends with Easter Day. It commemorates the heart of our faith: the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word Triduum comes from the Latin word meaning “three days.”
On this day, we commemorate the Last Supper where Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharsist.
Holy Thursday also remembers the agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
and the betrayal by Judas Iscariot and the arrest of Jesus, events that took place on the night before Jesus’ crucifixion.