Holy Saturday

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. 
– Apostles Creed

Vigil at the Tomb: On Saturday Join the Rev. Erin Flinn on Zoom for a short devotion on Zoom – Join here.

About Holy Saturday: “Positioned between Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the Christian liturgical calendar, Holy Saturday is often overshadowed by the two days and remains, in many traditions, a day that merely marks a turn between the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection… Hans Urs von Balthasar says, there is a biblical silence in the aftermath of the crucifixion; the Gospel accounts do not reveal much about the activities between cross and resurrection; the events are limited to burial negotiations and preparations. Yet the middle develops in the Christian tradition into rich literary and liturgical landscape of the underworld, filled with the images of Christ’s postdeath travels to hell.”

– Shelly Rambo, Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining p. 45

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