By Patrick Malloy
[This column was written prior to Holy Week 2009. Download the Diocesan Life page, Download 090402.pdf, or read it all below.]
The Triduum we will celebrate in 2009 –– the three-day feast often called “the Paschal Mystery” that celebrates the passing of Jesus from life to death to glory and our share in the pattern of his life –– will not be like the Triduum we celebrated in 2008.
It was only one year ago, but the world was different then, so the three-day feast was different, too, than the one we celebrate this year.
It will not be the same, because we are not the same. The story most people tell about their lives and their world this year is not what we told just one year ago. Yet, the wonder of how God-in-Christ passed from eternity into time, and from life into death, and from death into glory, has not changed. We have changed, our world has changed, but God remains.