Saturday, April 7, 2012

Holy Saturday: The Triduum continues (in silencio)

Today is oddest day of the year, the quietest day of the year, a day that forcefully bids us to be still and listen to the silence. In this vein, Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, writing about how to pray, observed something highly apropos of Holy Saturday:

Prayer is primarily an encounter with God; on certain occasions we may be aware of God's presence, more often dimly so, but there are times when we can place ourselves before him only by an act of faith, without being aware of his presence at all. It is not the degree of our awareness that is relevant ...

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