Triduum is Latin for the Three Days - Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. It is the Triduum that is the ultimate focus of Holy Week. Some have described the Triduum as a three act play, movie, or opera.
As I write this we are duplicating the Easter Vigil programs. On Wednesday evening the palms arrived for Sunday’s masses, and all week parishioners have been delivering Easter eggs and candy for the hunt on Easter Day. The violet veils in the church have been changed to passion red for Holy Week, and work on the stained glass window in the St. Mary Chapel has been finished.
Kapahulu Avenue is a busy street. Countless cars and pedestrians pass by the church every day, and it is rare that our neighborhood is not frenetic. Amidst this busyness, the life of the church continues with the celebration of liturgies, feast days, daily offices, and other ministries.
Did you know that over two-thirds of our income at St. Mark's comes from the support of parishioners and friends? Last Sunday the vestry met for their monthly meeting, and we discussed the finances and stewardship practices of the parish.
I want to thank everyone who made Sunday’s annual meeting such a success. The potluck was a great spread of delicious food, and I was especially pleased at the dedication of so many of our 8:00 am mass attendees who returned for the meeting.