Sat - 23.08.14


Saturday 30th March, 2013
Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil). Romans 6:3-11. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia - Ps 117(118):1-2, 16-17, 22-23. Luke 24:1-12.

  
Meditation: mp3 | podcast
Readings: Text | mp3 | podcast

The women went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared.

While these readings are those of the Vigil, the day itself, Holy Saturday, is one wherein we are still ‘in the tomb’, so to speak. We wait in quiet anticipation to celebrate the ‘night of nights’. We have spent the past 40 days preparing for this night, through prayer, almsgiving, abstinence and fasting. The sacred oils have been blessed and consecrated. The ordained have renewed their commitment to priestly service during the Chrism Mass. The beautiful Triduum ceremonies culminate tonight.

Tonight, we renew our baptismal promises. Tonight, adults may be fully initiated through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. May we, and those becoming adopted children of God through their Christian initiation, be like the women who were the first to receive the good news. May we be ready to see with open eyes and celebrate joyfully. He is risen! Alleluia!

 

 

Brought to you by Madonna Magazine:



Prayer for another day: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Home | Contact Us
Copyright © 2014 Jesuit Communications