See It, Taste It, Smell It, Feel It, Hear It

More than at any other time of the year, the liturgies of the Sacred Triduum stimulate our senses with the potential for fully engaging us. On Holy Thursday our eyes and noses are attuned to the glistening oils carried in procession, our ears hear the ring of bells at the Glory to God, we hear the splash of water during the Washing of Feet, and incense and candles invite us to the Altar of Repose. In contrast are the darkness and emptiness of Good Friday. Even more intense darkness begins the Easter Vigil until the Easter fire is lit. Thrill to the leaping flame. Enjoy the veritable feast for the senses! The lights are bright, the smell of lilies overpowering, the music boisterous, the excitement contagious. Watching the reactions of the newly baptized, we imagine the feel of water dripping into our own eyes. Come to the feast!  Don’t miss it!

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  1. Catherine Schneider on April 13, 2022 at 5:19 am


  2. Joanne Root on April 13, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I enjoy each of your blogs but this one is exceptional.