Triduum (from Latin, meaning "the three days") is the three-day period that begins with the Evening of Holy Thursday Liturgy and ends with Easter Sunday Evening Prayer. It unfolds the Paschal Mystery from the Passion, Crucifixion, Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ. Observance of the Triduum ushers in the end of the Lenten season, leading us in hopeful anticipation to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at Easter Vigil.
Taizé is a quiet, meditative prayer sung in common. The songs are short phrases that we sing repeatedly so that the words may enter our hearts. The songs may be sung in many different languages, reminding us that the Gospel is for all the world and we are all God’s people. Taizé prayer also includes a short reading, prayers of intercession (Kyrie Eleison – Lord Have Mercy), and an opportunity to adore the cross. Prayer ends in silence, and we go out to love and be of service: Taizé prayer is offered for the whole world.