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.
“Maundy” means “command”. During this time we will retell the story of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples when he commanded them to love one another by washing each other’s feet. We will offer a foot washing station for those who desire to participate in this act, we will receive communion, and finally, we will strip the Altar of all of the paraments to symbolize the darkness of the Son of God’s journey to the cross.