Do we grasp the ramifications of this historical event on Holy Saturday? Do we allow the reality of the Resurrection to sink in and save us, transform us into a light?
I am approaching Easter Triduum with joy this year, celebrating His death with the Resurrection in mind because I cannot separate the two anymore. If the priest can sing “Oh happy fault” in reference to The Fall, we should all sing, just as St. Paul surely did, “Oh happy Death”. “O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam which gained for…… Continue reading Are You Stealing Jesus’s Job? I Do!
There is a ritual on Holy Saturday night that never fails to move me to tears. After burning a bonfire outside and lighting the Pascal Candle, everyone enters the dark church. The main celebrant carries this symbol of Christ’s death and Resurrection and the lowers it so an altar server can light his own candle. From this single…… Continue reading Light Even One Candle on Holy Saturday