Holy Saturday 2016

Holy Saturday: the day out of time when, in silence and stillness, earth awaits the Resurrection; the day without sacraments, when our churches are cold and bleak and we know what it is to be without Christ in our lives; the day when we do nothing because God does all. And then comes the night, brilliant with light and warmth, when Christ breaks the bonds of death, and everything is changed for ever.

Here are two posts from former years which say something about Holy Saturday and the Harrowing of Hell:

Holy Saturday 2015

Holy Saturday and the Harrowing of Hell


1 thought on “Holy Saturday 2016”

  1. I’m glad we have Holy Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, because it helps me accept the emptiness in life, the times when we feel like clocks without hands, meaningless, no map, no compass, insensible of feeling. It stops me trying to give simple meaning to suffering and makes space for not knowing. It underlines a deep reality of our Faith: paradoxically, when God seems most absent from us, then he will be able to become the one thing necessary for us.

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