Jesus agonized on the cross for six hours. During his last 3 hours on the cross, from noon to 3 pm, darkness fell over the whole land. With a loud cry, Jesus gave up his spirit. There was an earthquake, tombs broke open, and the curtain in the Temple was torn from top to bottom. The centurion on guard at the site of crucifixion declared, “Truly this was God’s Son!” (Matthew 27:45–54)
11:30am Prayer Vigil
12 Noon Liturgy
Holy Week is the week before Easter Day, beginning with the Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are known as the “Triduum,” and the liturgies on these days commemorate the events leading up to Jesus’ resurrection. Holy Week ends with the Easter Vigil, usually celebrated at sundown the night before Easter.