Nichole Hannahs

Moving toward Easter

by Nichole Hannahs on April 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thursday marks the start of one of the most holy times in the Christian world.

Holy Thursday begins the three day march towards Easter Sunday. It’s called the Easter Triduum when salvation is complete, Jesus goes into Jerusalem is brought before Pilate, is crucified and raised from the dead.

"It seems kind of odd that we would celebrate the death of our savior," said Father Jordan Turano a priest at St. Thomas Aquinas. "Without his death we wouldn’t have eternal life."

Father Turano said in a world that is uncertain it’s nice to find hope in the salvation story.

"People are hurt. Their broken with the economy the way it is. People are just losing hope and this is our hope," said Father Turano. "If we can embrace this as a country and a people we’ll be happier and get along a lot better."

Father Turano said that one of the best things about the Easter season is seeing those that haven’t been to church in some time return to the faith.