Holy Saturday: Entombed with Christ

Holy Saturday

April 11, 2020

Click here for readings of the Vigil Liturgy

 

Jesus in tomb
The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb by Hans Holbein (c. 1522)

Today, in Mercy, we wait, entombed with Jesus. The waiting has a surreal sense every year as we commemorate this day with no liturgy of its own.  But this year, it takes on a eerie resemblance to our own global stasis in this pandemic – a time in which we tap into many deep and unexplored feelings.

Eliot

Here are two poems that may help us explore the spiritual dimensions of Holy Saturday in this unique Year of Our Lord 2020.

meynell


levertov

Music: God Rested – Andrew Peterson