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Why Are There No Old Testament Readings During the Easter Season?

The Old Testament has (almost) never been read at the Eucharist during the Easter season. St. Augustine of Hippo in the fourth century started this based…

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How I Taught My Son That Jesus Isn’t a Zombie

“Here comes Peter Cottontail,” I sang. “Hooray,” squealed my toddler. I smiled with delight as he excitedly embarked on a scavenger hunt to find the…

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More Than a Day: What the Easter Octave Teaches Us

Happy Easter! Don’t forget that Easter is more than just one day — it’s an entire season of the Church year that begins with the…

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The Signs and Symbols of Easter

Here are a few of the signs and symbols that represent Jesus' Resurrection, our Easter joy, and the experience of new life around us.

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Oh, My God: Maternal Love and the Cross

On March 7, 2008, at approximately three o’clock in the afternoon Theodore Xavier Kim had his first shots … four of them. Now, it should…

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Jesus, Remember Me: Reflecting on My Favorite Holy Week Tradition

Dating back to my preteen altar server days, I’ve always had a deep connection to the Triduum. Every year, when the volunteer ministry schedule for Holy…

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How to Carry the Meaning of Holy Week Through the Rest of the Year

I remember the first time I attended services at my church for the entire Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. I was 10 years…

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Holy Week Around the World

All my life, I’ve associated Holy Week and Easter celebrations with a range of sights, sounds, and smells — even the anticipation of the arrival…

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

Want to know why Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday; wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday; or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Look no further than Busted Halo's® two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing for Easter.

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Your Essential Guide to the Triduum

The Triduum (TRIH-du-um) is the time of the Church year when we celebrate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This three-day celebration begins…

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