In the stillness of this solemn Holy Saturday morning, we are in the midst of the mystery of the Triduum, waiting at the Lord’s tomb in prayer as He makes the descent into Hell; holding our breathes, anticipating His Resurrection. As we take time today to be silent, here are powerful homilies for further reflection in the great silence of today
A Holy Saturday Ancient Homily http://www.vatican.va/spirit/documents/spirit_20010414_omelia-sabato-santo_en.html
Homily on the Passion or Homily on the Pascha/Passover
Fr James’ Good Friday Homily (summary below) https://youtu.be/YDsmQ5lttAY
Fr James’ Holy Thursday Homily (summary below) https://youtu.be/pDJVRJDmgZs
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Good Friday Homily | Laying it down on Friday
How does God respond to evil? For the worldly-minded, insufficiently. But for the believer, perfectly. Jesus responds to the problem of evil with His very Body and Blood–bearing our guilt, our infirmities, and our offenses in Himself. (Is 52) If we let Jesus absorb these things on the Cross, then He can show us what it means for evil to be crushed and transfigured into glory.
Holy Thursday Homily | Laying it Down on Thursday
John’s Gospel is unique for many reasons, not the least of which is his account of the Last Supper. At first, the washing of feet seems like another instance of Jesus simply telling us to “love our neighbor”. Good as that may be, there’s much more behind the foot-washing than we might expect. Father James speaks about Jesus’ challenge to us this Holy Thursday is to hear His words again and again: “Do you realize what I have done for you?” For, when it comes to our Lord, we can always go deeper.