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Saturday, March 26, 2005


Holy Saturday Reflections 

It was not the sermon (though it was fine) that caught my attention the most this year at the Holy Saturday Liturgy, but the readings. All of the readings had been memorized by their presenters and they performed them, almost as monologues, from the aisle. In our community we have several very theatrically gifted persons, and so the committee for Holy Saturday decided to use that talent today. It was an evocative way to do the readings, and they stick in my head because of it.

On the phone with a friend this morning, he posed to me the following question that has been bothering him since childhood, which I now pose to you, because I didn't really know the best answer to give:

For how long was Jesus dead?

-R

3 Comments:

Long enough.

By Blogger Jane Ellen+, at 6:33 PM  


I may be missing the point... wasn't Jesus dead for about a day and a half? Friday afternoon through Saturday until sometime Sunday morning...

By Blogger BrotherBeal, at 5:33 AM  


Well, yes, BrotherBeal. That is exactly the point. The question that is posed though is what was the exact amount of time. It may help you to understand the psyche of the question to know that it was M. Fox who asked it...

-R

By Blogger Ryan, at 9:58 AM  


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