The Easter Tridual
Jesus, as he sat at table with the apostles, was thinking to the bloody sacrifice which, in a few hours, He would have offered to the Father on the Calvary. Jesus is God and for Him there is no difference between past, present and future. He rendered actual the future and instituted the Eucharist, a mystery that includes his passion, death and resurrection. In the same manner He renders to the present what is past and we can say that Jesus suffers, dies and is resurrected in any H. Mass celebrated at different times and at different places. Mary was certainly present at the Last Supper, when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Order, two sacraments that are a function of each other. (From the Mysteries of Light written by Mons. Claudio Gatti)
On Good Friday we remember the passion and death of Jesus and with this celebration "we want to be awake to keep Jesus company", because Christ's pain that is still renewed today, must not leave us indifferent or sleepy like the apostles: they slept and Christ suffered.
EASTER OF RESURRECTION
Jesus rises from the dead and passes through the closed sepulchre. The resurrection of Jesus takes place in the most complete silence and in the midst of indifference or hostility of men. Only Mary keeps wake, prays and waits for the resurrection; first to her Jesus appears, glorious and triumphing. Thereafter he appears to the women, to the disciples of Emmaus, to the eleven and to others that were with them. (From the Glorious Mysteries written by Mons. Claudio Gatti)