Many standardized tests use the formula seen in the title for word analogies. If you are not familiar with the formula, it is “translated” accordingly: “Sunday is to the week as the Triduum is to the ______.”
And the answer is: year. I learned this analogy years ago from the great liturgist, Gabe Huck, who made it a point to assert that, “Sunday is to the week as the Triduum is to the year.” In other words, just as we are to set aside one day of the week, Sunday, for God’s purposes (worship, renewal, works of mercy), we are also to set aside the three days of the Triduum for God’s purposes, in order to enter into the very core of our faith: our belief that death is not the end and that death is transformed into new life.
I encourage you to set aside these three days in a way that is similar to how we set aside Sunday from the rest of the week. May the Triduum be a period of renewal for you—a time to get back to the core of our faith and to experience new life in the Risen Christ!
Lord, by your Cross and Resurrection, you have saved the world. You have set us free!