I just experienced the best Triduum this year. I will always love the Paulist Center when it comes to services, they always do it right. I had the honor of helping out in the background for Holy Thursday, but I was able to attend Good Friday and Easter Vigil as an onlooker.
Holy Thursday is the celebrating of Jesus' final feast with his friends. At the last supper, he washes everyones feet. As a symbol of community and unity through "intimacy and love" as Father Paul put it, we washed everyone's feet in the chapel. This meant that everyone had their feet washed, and they washed someone else's. What I loved was Father Paul's homily, about how we should be creative with how we show our love towards another person. I don't know why, but his term "creativity" will stick with me for a while, because thats what Jesus used to express his love. At the end of the service, we went to the basement, were a worship space was created. And we sang together as a community "Stay with me, remain here with me, watch and pray, watch and pray." This brought me back to MMA, and it hurt so bad. I wanted to cry but I couldn't, and I kept telling myself to save it for the Tenebrae Service.
The Tenebrae Service is my favorite every year. Its at night on Good Friday. I spent all year waiting for it, wanting to get all my emotions out then.
There was no Tenebrae Service this year.
Oh well... maybe next year.