Holy Week is the most important week of the entire liturgical year, and the Sacred Triduum is the culmination of Holy Week. Johan van Parys, Ph.D., our Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, shares a three-part "Symbols that Surround Us," video series through the rich symbology of Holy Week in our Catholic Church.
In this second episode for Good Friday, Dr. van Parys discusses the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, traditionally celebrated at 3:00pm in the afternoon (the time at which Jesus is believed to have died on the cross). Central to the service is the Passion of Christ and the instrument of his suffering and death, the cross which is honored and venerated.
[All photos were taken before COVID-19.]