Holy Saturday

Ecce homo!”

Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Judæorum

Woman, behold your son… Behold your mother…

Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?”

Consummatum est.

Indeed, this was the Son of God.

With the pain and chaos of Good Friday, of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, still ringing in our ears, we consider the silence of the grave that descends upon this Holy Saturday. The world does not know and goes about its business. But we know. Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God, is no longer with us. He died a criminal’s death on the cross, sharing our fear and pain until the last moment. And we feel left stranded amid the debris of a sick and perverted world.

But then we look towards the east, to where the sun rises… is that a glimmer of hope we feel?

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