Sunday, April 24, 2011

Good Friday and Holy Saturday 102 -103/365

Good Friday is the day that Christians celebrate the day that Jesus died on the cross.  If you've never been to a Good Friday service at a Catholic church I highly recommend it. If you've never kissed the foot of the should.
Holy Saturday is the day that we "wait at the tomb" for Christ to rise from the dead.  Protestants don't do anything for Holy Saturday but Catholics really know how to celebrate our Lord.

If there's one time you ever visit a Catholic church I would recommend this service. It's hold after dark and starts with a bonfire and a "blessing of the fire." How can anything that involves fire not be awesome.
Blessing the Fire

A candle light service
"This is the night when the pillar of fire destroyed the darkness of sin!

This is the night when Christians everywhere are washed clean from sin and freed from all defilement, are restored to grace and grow together in holiness.

This is the night, when Jesus broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave. "

The fire is let to burn it self out
This is also the night when all the decorations and candles and holy symbols are put back at the front of the church and the crucifix and other statues in the church are unveiled (they were covered all week and at a very joyful time in the service all the covers were ripped off. it was very fun).

The over all theme of the night was the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus and the joy of knowing him and having salvation in him. It was beautiful and reminded me of why I believe what I believe.

1 comment:

  1. If that baby gets any cuter you may be arrested. There must be something illegal about having a kid that cute.