Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Pilgrimage of Holy Saturday

It is Holy Saturday.

In growing up in a Methodist, and later Presbyterian, Church, we read the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds faithfully, in which there is mention, "he descended into hell," or "he descended to the dead" (Apostle's' Creed). No mention was ever made as to what day he did this, though given that he died on Friday, it only makes sense that this is what happened on Saturday. It has been my Catholic and Orthodox friends who have taught me much about Holy Saturday.

The pilgrimage of Passion Week continues, even today on Holy Saturday.

I am left to ask: so what dies and is ready for resurrection on the pilgrimage of life?

Bien camino,

Pilgrim peace, Brett