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An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday — Video

March 31, 2018 by  
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An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday

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“[He] suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell
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(Apostles' Creed)

This moving video presentation was created by Theophilus Peregrinus from An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday, and is used here with permission. This is the Second Reading for the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday found in the Liturgy of the Hours today.

Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death …

JesusInTombDobraVodaCrop an ancient homily on Holy Saturday

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Art for this post “An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday”: Statue of Jesus Christ in grave in baroque church of the Virgin Mary in Dobrá Voda near Horní Stropnice, south Bohemia, Chzech Republic, Karelj, own work, August 2008, PD-Worldwide, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Liz Estler

Editor, SpiritualDirection.com. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Theology (Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation), Liturgy Certificate (Boston Archdiocese), and a BS degree in Biology and Spanish (Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln). She has served as hospital chaplain associate, sacristan, translator and in other parish ministries. She was a regular columnist for a military newspaper in Europe and has been published in a professional journal. She once waded in the Trevi Fountain!

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