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Good Friday - Shadows

  • Holy Family Church 2005 Commerce Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

The Holy Triduum (pronounced tri-doo-um). “Triduum” is a Latin word that simply refers to “Three Days”. Early Christians thought of this as one service that spanned three days. These were not three separate services but one single service. Therefore there is one worship folder and there is no benediction (sending with a blessing) until the very end.

Our service continues on Good Friday when we will have a very powerful liturgy called “Shadows”. The “Shadows” liturgy marks Jesus’ journey to Golgotha. We will listen to scripture and sing while we reflect on Jesus’ passion and death. The last part of this night is the striking of the “Strepitus”. This loud noise marks the closing of Jesus’ tomb. As we leave we will observe The Stations of the Cross.

Earlier Event: March 29
Maundy Thursday
Later Event: March 31
Easter Vigil