Saturday, April 7, 2007

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the strangest liturgical day of the year. From the onset of night on Good Friday to forty-five minutes after sundown on Holy Saturday, when the Great Easter Vigil begins, we observe a silence, a pause. We are caught between extreme sadness and great joy. Therefore, it is not as strange as we might initially think. After all, is not most of our life lived between such dramatic moments? What we do in this in between, then, takes on a great importance. Let us observe this ambivalent and ambiguous day, this day of silence in gratitude as we move toward the great Easter feast.

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