Holy Saturday

Everything that could be taken out of the church has been taken out, and anything that couldn’t has been covered up.  The tabernacle is empty.  It’s just like we left it on Good Friday, when everything was “wrong.” 

But it isn’t.  Something’s different tonight.  The sanctuary is still barren, but there’s something there. 

It’s silent, but it’s not quiet. 

There’s a feeling, an anticipation in the air.  As if the very stones know that there’s something different about tonight. 

Readings for the Easter Vigil: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/040415.cfm