The Easter Triduum begins at Vesper on Holy Thursday. The Triduum symbolises the three days of Jesus' passion, death and burial. The Triduum lasts until Vesper on Easter Sunday.
Holy Thursday is the Church's celebration of the initiation of the eucharist. The tradition of foot-washing originated in Rome, where the pope would wash the feet of the people in his household the way Jesus washed the feet of his diciples before the last supper.
Good Friday ('good' here meaning 'holy') was the longest day of Jesus' life, the day he died on the cross. Already around the year 300 did Christians follow in Jesus' footsteps up to Calvary where they venerated the cross.
"The planning for "Olsok" - the feast of St. Olav - started early in January, and thanks to hardworking colleagues the program is now complete", says a happy Unn Madsø, leader of the national Olsok committee and chancellor of Trondheim diocese. In addition to the Norwegian version, the program is also published in English, German and French, both...
This year, like last year, a group of Russian pilgrims will walk for five days from the town of Luga and southwards. On 29. July, the feast day for St. Olav, they will arrive at their goal - the St.Peter and Paul church in the ancient city of Novgorod, where St. Olav lived for some time. In the church there is a venerated icon of St. Olav (see...
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