Articles of Faith | Saturday of Holy Week (Holy Saturday)

From a Holy Saturday Divine Office hymn we hear: "His cross stands empty in a world grown silent through hours of anguish and of dread; in stillness, earth awaits the Resurrection while Christ goes down to wake the dead." There is a stillness today, on this Holy Saturday, as we mourn the events of Good Friday and await the joy we celebrate Easter morning. For more about this day please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Divine Office | The Lord’s descent into the underworld (from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday)

"Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear." So begins today's Office of Readings from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday. For a reflection, "The Lord's descent into the underworld," please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Divine Office | The Lord’s descent into the underworld (from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday)

"Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear." So begins today's Office of Readings from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday. For a reflection on "the Lord's descent into the underworld" please click on the image. Peace be with you!