The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Holy Saturday is the most contemplative service of the year. This liturgical worship planning resource invites into the most profound silence of the life of God, whose Son was silenced.
Holy Saturday for the Reformed and/or Task-Oriented
Debra Rienstra offers reflection and liturgy for Holy Saturday including readings, prayers, and ritual actions.
Holy Saturday: A Service of the Word
This is a full worship planning resource for Holy Saturday, based on Job 14:1–14, Psalm 31, 1 Peter 4:1-8 and Matthew 27:57-66. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more.
Holy Saturday: the Liturgical Blank
This article suggests how, rather than ignoring Holy Saturday, we might engage its Sabbath rest and despair.
‘Holy Saturday’ (poem)
Kevin Nichols' poem "Holy Saturday" meditates on the relationship of death to life and on Jesus at rest in the tomb, waiting for Sunday morning.
The Slumber of Holy Saturday
This article discusses Holy Saturday in terms of the suffering of life. It suggests that in the "slumber" of Holy Saturday there is hope.
Holy Saturday: Watching & Waiting
This blog post presents a compilation of reflections and meditations for Holy Saturday. In addition to meditations, it includes art, songs and video.
Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil
This lectionary aid offers a collection of worship planning resources and hymn suggestions for Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil.
Saturday of Harrowed Hearts
Reflecting on the liminality of Holy Saturday between Good Friday and Easter, this article by Debra Rienstra discusses both God's death and how Christians have traditionally interpreted Jesus' activities in Hell while dead.
Holy Saturday and 'The Seed'
This art piece by Polish artist Pawel Jonca is titled “The Seed.” It depicts Christ on Holy Saturday. Included also is a poem by William Coleman, entitled "Saturday Night in the Tomb."
Full Text Hymns on Holy Saturday
Ah, Holy JesusPD
O Thou Who through this holy weekPD
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This Holy Saturday devotional grapples with the silence of God, including a prayer that laments God's silence and remembers his faithfulness.
Sacred Doors into Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
... of Christ (Good Friday), the burial of Christ (Holy Saturday) and the Resurrection of Christ (Easter), and how ...
'Lamentations for Holy Saturday'
Audio of the Tallis Scholars' performance of "Lamentations for Holy Saturday" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
This is a full worship planning resource for Holy Thursday, based on Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and John 13. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more.
This worship planning resource is for a Holy Thursday service includes notes and worship songs. The article emphasizes themes of service, humility and the submission of Jesus to the will of God (Luke 22:7-65).
Holy Saturday: Vigil
Matthew 27.57-66 is a story of waiting and confusion. What happens now? Where do we go from here? All we can do is wait and hope.
This worship resource provides historical background, worship planning notes, scripture readings, and song suggestions for Holy Thursday services. It focuses on the new commandment of Christ and how Christians should practice the commandment in our lives....
Holy Week: Story through Liturgy
This article describes ancient Holy Week liturgies and their meanings. It especially focuses on Triduum and Palm and Passion Sundays.