Posts Tagged ‘Holy Saturday’

Jesus Descends to the Abode of the Dead

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Two days ago, life for the Apostles seemed to be business as usual. Then, with dizzying speed, everything changed. In the space of a few hours, Jesus was arrested, tried, scourged, and crucified. Now his dead body lies in the tomb as his stunned followers try to make sense of it all. The Church knows […] [Read more]

The Mystery of Death

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Our shepherd, the source of the water of life, has died. The sun was darkened when he passed away. But now man’s captor is made captive. This is the day when our Savior broke through the gates of death. He has destroyed the barricades of hell, overthrown the sovereignty of the devil. This is the […] [Read more]

The Lighting of the Easter Candle

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

“Christ yesterday and today The beginning and the End The Alpha and the Omega All time belongs to him And all ages To him be glory and power Through every age and forever” (Roman Missal, Preparation of the Paschal Candle at the Easter Vigil)   [Read more]

Moving From Death to Life

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

“As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Antiphon, Evening Prayer, Holy Saturday)      Reflection Question: How are you preparing to move from death to life? [Read more]

Holy Saturday: Learning to Live through Death

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Today, Christians awake to a silent world.  It is not a literal silence but rather a spiritual one.  We recognize spiritually the sad coldness of death.  This is the day we remember that our Lord truly died and was placed in the tomb.  This is a time for quiet reflection.  What if this were the […] [Read more]