The three liturgies of the Paschal Triduum are full of beautiful, theologically rich chants most of which we only get to hear once a year in the context of the liturgy.
If you are like me, you never get to savor the depths of them while
you are actually at Church. Even if I were not reminding that child to
be quiet and this child to be still or wrestling with my toddler in
back, the chants go by before I can plunge their depths.
Because of this I started listening to the chants for Holy Thursday,
Good Friday, and Holy Saturday at home. Doing this helps me prepare my
heart for the Triduum liturgies and give my children something to notice
and enter into during the long days of the Triduum where the liturgical
year slows down to the pace of the actual events of Christ’s life. They
keep our home prayerful and peaceful during the busy Easter