After a period of silence that started with the end of the Good Friday service comes the Easter Vigil mass. For many, this period is silent because there is no mass said between the end of Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil and they believe that for over 24 hours there was no "daily sacrifice." But they are wrong. All that has transpired since the Mass of the Lord's Supper until the Easter Vigil is the sacrifice of the Mass. That is why these services make up what Catholic tradition calls the Triduum.
And, it is here in the beginning of the Easter Season with the Vigil Mass that we conclude the Mass of the Lord's Supper. We conclude it with the capstone of Christianity, the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. We do this because this one event is part of ever mass and liturgy. We do this because it is the basis for everything we now are.
To help us see that the Church gives us an abundance of readings to point us back to the gospel and see how far the Lord has brought us. And, with that, we now reflect and ponder the gospel. We see in the death, burial, and resurrection the full gospel and our part in. And, here, today we renew ourselves to this new life of relationship with our God.
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