Easter Triduum Services 2024

The Easter Triduum is the most important time in the Church’s year. It runs from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper to the Easter Vigil. The Triduum (‘three days’) is really one long liturgy from Thursday to Sunday. The Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and then waiting and praying on Holy Saturday receive the crowning glory of the Resurrection at the Paschal Vigil.

Our services in the Abbey Church at this most holy time are listed below.

A crucifix

Maundy Thursday

6:00 amMatins
7:35 amLauds
3:30 -5:30 pmConfessions
6:30 pmMass of the Lord’s Supper
until MidnightWatching at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday

8:30 amTenebrae
12 NoonChidren’s Passion Liturgy
3:00 pmCelebration of the Passion of the Lord
followed byVeneration of the Cross
4:45 – 6:45 pmConfessions
7:00 pmThe Seven Last Words
8:00 pmStations of the Cross
followed byVeneration of the Relic of the True Cross

Holy Saturday

8:30 amTenebrae
10:00 – 11:00 amConfessions
11:00 amBlessing of Easter Eggs and Baskets (Bulbeck Room)
4:00 – 6:00 pmConfessions
6:30 pmVespers
9:00 pmPaschal Vigil

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday the monks celebrate Lauds in the House Chapel.

Note that there is an extra Mass at 8 am. The midday Mass starts at 12:15 pm (not noon).

8:00 amMass
9:00 amMass
10:15 amFamily Mass in the Parish Hall
10:30 amMonastic Conventual Mass (Pontifical)
12:15 pmMass
6: 00 pmPontifical Vespers
7:00 pmMass

Easter Monday

There is no 7 am Mass on Easter Monday.

Compline will be prayed privately.

7:25 amMatins
8:45 amLauds
9:15 amMonastic Conventual Mass
6:00 pmMass
6:35 pmVespers

Tuesday – Saturday of the Easter Octave

Service times as normal except that Compline will be prayed privately.