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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim


Easter Triduum

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. Originally, the entire story of Jesus' death and resurrection was celebrated on a single day, Easter Sunday.

The last supper by Giovanni Baronzio ca 1350. Galleria Nazionale, Urbino

Pilgrims, who travelled to the Holy Land from year 300 and on, brought back graphic stories of how the churches staged dramatic events from the Gospels.

The Easter Liturgy, as we know it today, gained its present form during Pope Pius XII in 1955.

(Easter Triduum in St. Olav Cathedral: please see "Coming events" in the right column on the front page)





St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

trondheim [at] katolsk.noBank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

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Parish priest:

Egil.Mogstad [at]
73 80 87 51 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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