The Triduum of Death: The Forgotten Season of Allhallowtide | ChurchPOP


FTA: “All Hallows Eve, All Hallows, and All Souls.

“These feasts were so important that, in the mid-15th century, Pope Sixtus IV expanded the triduum into a full octave, or 8 day observance. This expanded form of Allhallowtide lasted for centuries until 1955, when it was eliminated by Pope Pius XII as a part of a greater (pre-Vatican II) liturgical reform.This is why Allhallowtide is not normally celebrated today even by traditionalist Catholics, since the Extraordinary Form of the Mass follows the 1962 Roman Missal.”

Source: The Triduum of Death: The Forgotten Season of Allhallowtide | ChurchPOP

Pray for the dead!