Holy Saturday

“The Christian calendar is organized around two major centers of Sacred Time: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany; and Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, concluding at Pentecost. The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time, from the word “ordinal,” which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Pentecost, etc.).  Ordinary Time is used to focus on various aspects of the Faith, especially the mission of the church in the world.” (from Bratcher, CRI Voice, The Christian Resource Institute).

Today is Holy Saurday. Tomorrow is Easter, generally considered to be the most important Christian festival, a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs.

Perhaps you will be attending an Easter (Paschal) vigil tonight. I will be collapsed long before that. I don’t think that I am up to two whole days of curling anymore.  Perhaps it is time to stop trying to maintain the illusion of youth and vigor.

 

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