Holy saturday quotes
◆ Merciful God, release us from the time of trial and oppression, that we may witness to the eternal hope of grief becoming joy and life rising from death. Amen.
◆ This is the most blessed Sabbath on which Christ sleeps, but on the third day he shall rise again. Therefore, O Lord our God, we sing to you a hymn, a song to your burial: By your burial you have opened for us the gates of life, and by your death you have slain death and hell. O God, our deliverer, blessed are you!
◆ Merciful and everliving God, Creator of heaven and earth, the crucified body of your Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy day. Grant that we may await with him the dawning of the third day and rise in newness of life, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
- Andy Kinsey99
◆ Holy Saturday is the time to remember family and the faithful who have died as we await the Resurrection, or to honour the martyrs who have given their lives to the cause of Christ in the world. Holy Saturday is a time for reflection and waiting, a time of weeping that lasts for the night while awaiting the joy that comes at Easter.
◆ As we meditate at the Lord's tomb today, let us see in that tomb all the children who have been killed by abortion. They are there. They share the suffering of death, which God Himself chose to share in order to destroy.
- Fr Frank Pavone99
◆ On this Holy Saturday. We worship. For here is where God meets us. God is in our loss. God is in our fear. God is in our pain. The Gospel.
◆ On this Holy Saturday, the final day of Lent, let our faith be made stronger; let us be more assured that sin and death are conquered; let us know a little more of the light through the sometimes impenetrable shadows. Whether the Harrowing of Hell is literal or figurative, corporeal or spiritual, it has a message for all of us today: the highest response to evil is to free people from it. Let us rejoice that our Redeemer lives.
- Archbishop Cranmer99
◆ Holy Saturday is a day of loss, but also a day of quiet hope. "For you will not leave my soul among the dead, nor let your beloved know decay" (Psalm 15).
◆ Holy Saturday is a day to pray for those who walk among us as the living dead. Their hope is placed in all things other than Christ and, for them, death will be ultimate, final, and hopeless.
◆ Holy Saturday is a day of joy and sadness intermingled; it is the close of the season of Lent and penance and the beginning of paschal time, which is one of rejoicing.
◆ All-powerful and ever-living God, your only Son went down among the dead and rose again in glory. In your goodness raise up your faithful people, buried with him in baptism, to be one with him in the eternal life of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
◆ Holy Saturday acknowledges those struggling between post-traumatic defeat and pre-resurrection hope.
◆ The Holy Saturday moment: when all seems dark & grim and the only thing left to do is wait...on the Lord for tomorrow morning's hope is risen.
◆ Waiting, in prayer, for the final fulfillment. The raising from the dead, the Messiah in the grave. The tomb sealed by the authorities, guards stood watch the disciples, confused, waited, despairing, hoping Would the prophesy be made real. Would he rise? They waited. Lucky for us; we know the rest of the story revealed to them that first Easter 'morn.
- Raymond A Foss99
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