Easter Memoirs: Holy Saturday

The second day of the Triduum. Nothing much happens. It is the Sabbath when all work ceases. Before Friday’s sunset, the body of Jesus has been hurriedly removed and laid in a borrowed tomb. No anointing or dressing can take place until after Saturday’s sunset, although the practical light of Sunday’s dawn suggests a moreContinue reading “Easter Memoirs: Holy Saturday”

Lectionary Haiku 16 April 2022

Holy Saturday In-between time … how do we reflect on the liminal space that separates the despair of Good Friday and the surprise of Easter Sunday. Job 14:1-14 Our mortal question:Can those who die live againThough the world goes on? ************************* Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 In life and in deathRock of Ages has a cleftthat keepsContinue reading “Lectionary Haiku 16 April 2022”

Hitting Holy Saturday “Pause”

Those who have travelled the Christian journey for two thousand years know that the Easter Saturday Pause is a mere interlude between Good Friday lamentations and Easter Sunday celebration of raised life. Prescience prevents us into entering the utter despair and hopelessness of those who experienced the first Easter. There was no expectation of deadContinue reading “Hitting Holy Saturday “Pause””

Reflecting on Holy Saturday…

Their waiting was different from ours. We wait in anticipation of resurrection celebration. They waited in despair for the Sabbath to pass so they could tend a cadaver and complete a proper entombment. Our waiting is for the completion of a cycle in a story that continues. Their story had been destroyed – pilloried on a shameful instrumentContinue reading “Reflecting on Holy Saturday…”