Each year we try to truly engage in the Triduum as a family. Some of our traditions have grown and changed with our family, and others always stay the same. Here is what we have been up to on this Holy Thursday.
For dinner we had sparking grape juice (regular grape juice with sprite - it's cheaper than a real bottle) and unleavened bread to remind us of the Last Supper. I was able to double this up with our 4th First Communion lesson on the Last Supper, which made for perfect timing!
A new addition to our plans was the serving of chicken noodle soup for dinner. I picked chicken to remind us of the cock crowing after Peter's denial. If I keep this up I'll have an entire dinner based on Holy Thursday in the next few years.
We also made a mound of hot cross buns for Good Friday/Easter. Tomorrow we'll eat them without frosting and on Easter we'll have them with frosting. Pal kept singing "hot cross buns, hot cross buns, see how they run" in an effort to combine the two nursery rhymes together. He thought he was awfully clever.
The real highlight of the day was the kids' new Last Supper "Lego" Set. I was blessed to get it for 1/2 off with our FOCUS missionary discount from Spiritus. The thought crossed my mind to give it to them on Easter, but it was just too appropriate to give it to them today.
|The set is compatible with Legos!|
Finally, making it to the 7:00 pm service tonight with baby Peanut, who usually goes to bed at 7:00 pm, was a huge blessing. The Triduum has officially begun, I pray that yours is fruitful!