Most Catholics will say that the Triduum delivers their favorite liturgical celebrations of the year. Between the Holy Thursday Mass which celebrates the gift of the Eucharist and institution of the priesthood, Good Friday solemn liturgy which leaves the church in prayer until Easter, and then the Easter Vigil Mass, the longest Mass of the year when it is standing room only to welcome new Catholics into the Church, there are a lot of beautiful liturgies to attend.

Last year I was a champ and attended “The Big 3” and snapped a few photos along the way. I thought for Good Friday, it would be a wonderful way to commemorate this weekend. I only wish these photos could have also captured the sounds and smells! These liturgies are Catholic to the max!

Archbishop Gregory prepares the altar with incense

During the 2014 Holy Thursday Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Archbishop Wilton Gregory prepares the altar with incense.

During the 2014 Good Friday Solemn Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Archbishop Wilton Gregory lays prostrate with concelebrating priests and deacons.

During the 2014 Good Friday Solemn Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Archbishop Wilton Gregory lays prostrate with concelebrating priests and deacons.

Friends begin the celebration of the 2014 Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of Christ the King by lighting candles from the Easter Candle.

Friends begin the celebration of the 2014 Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of Christ the King by lighting candles from the Easter Candle.

Enter into the Triduum as we prepare for Easter Sunday!