Friday, April 10, 2020

Holy Saturday

Read Matthew's gospel   27.57-66

Holy Saturday is the most solemn day of the year.'

It is as if the church is dead and in the tomb with Jesus.

Holy Eucharist cannot be celebrated and the bread and wine consecrated on Maundy Thursday must be totally consumed.. Not even reserved sacrament can be shared this day.

The liturgy for the day is contained on page 283 of the Book of Common Prayer. One page only.
And instead of the Prayers of the People we say the Anthem "In the midst of life", which is part of the Burial Office.

No blessing is given by the priest on this day.

Liturgically it is a day of solemnity and silence.

It is a day to 'be still and know.' that tomorrow will be a very different day....

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