The Little Triduum

We celebrate every week the Little Triduum in memory of the three holy days culminating with the celebration of the Resurrection on Sunday.

On Thursday night, we consider the infinate love of Jesus instituting the Eucharist and we keep Him company at Gethsémani through quiet adoration during the night.

On Friday night, we come together around the table to welcome the peace and the blessing of Shabbat using a domestic liturgy in which we borrow elements of the Jewish tradition and sing psalms and songs in hebrew. In communion with our Jewish brethren we recall the work of Creation. We give thanks and contemplate the work of Redemption accomplished by Jesus, Israel’s Messiah.

On Saturday, the seventh day of the week, we unite ourselves to the Virgin Mary who did not lose hope, even during that hour of darkness. With her, we remain in expectation of the hour when Christ will reveal his victory over evil.

On Sunday, day of the Resurrection

We experience our life through the week, thanks to our praying together as a community as well as our time of personal meditation, as an ‘ascension’ toward Sunday, day of the Lord’s Resurrection. As early as Saturday night we enter into this mystery with the celebration of Vespers of the Resurrection and Israeli dances, thus expressing our joy and our gratitude.

We take great care in our Sunday celebrations of the liturgy to emphasize the festive nature of that day seen as an anticipation of the feast of the Wedding of the Lamb. Sunday is the day par excellence when we gather together as a community, for a time of prayer and fraternal sharing thus following the example of the first Christians. In accordance with the words of Saint Paul : « There being only one bread, though we are many we are but one body, for we partake of this one bread, » Therefore, it is in the grace of the Resurrection of Christ that our life together as a community is constantly renewed.

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