Triduum Fast

crucifix.jpgMany Christians keep a serious fast on this day, Good Friday. Many of these Christians do not know that tomorrow, though optional, is also kept as a day of fasting, according to the guidelines given today: only one full meal, plus two small meals not quite equal to the volume of the full one.

One diocese does promote this, I see. They suggest the replacement of the usual food and entertainment with prayer, charity, and spiritual reading.

I’ve been reading some Robert Barron during Lent, especially The Strangest Way. Go to his web site, Word on Fire, for some insightful material, including a YouTube of his review of the film Fargo.

I feel so flush with stuff … stuff from reading, stuff from liturgy, stuff from prayer, stuff from my daily life, that there’s nothing really to report or say. I don’t have time to write a novel or soap opera expose, so let me just comment that this Triduum, for me, is a time to coast the rushing river, see where the current beaches me, and then I’ll have a manageable insight or two. Or maybe not. Either way I’m good to go with God.

On that note, I’ll be taking a blogging break until Easter Sunday. Next week we’ll pick up with the final sections of Ad Gentes.

May all of you readers have a blessed and holy Triduum and a joyous Easter.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to Triduum Fast

  1. Thanks for this post! Let’s not be minimalist Catholics.

    In fact, giving what Jesus says in Mark 2, fasting seems appropriate on today of all days!

    “Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, ‘Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day’ (Mark 2:18-20).

  2. hashtagcatholic says:

    Reblogged this on Blog Stew and commented:
    Short and to the point.

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