Easter Eve – Holy Saturday – is a day of waiting before Easter. For the first disciples of Jesus it was still a day of confusion and bewilderment following the events of the previous day: the execution and hasty burial of Jesus.
Today, we have the comfort of knowing what happened next: tomorrow, Easter Day. For now, though, it is a quiet day, but in the evening of this day, when the Sun goes downm the tentative liturgies – the vigils of Easter begin.
Here is what is on in Cork, Cloyne and Ross!
DURING HOLY SATURDAY
Stations of the Cross
While you wait today you may like to reflect once more on The Stations of the Cross prepared by the Reverend Anne Skuse: CLICK HERE
Or you may like to listen in full to the Passion Gospel read by clergy from this Diocese. CLICK HERE
Sung by Peter Stobart at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork: CLICK HERE
Do you have a Cross in your Window?
If you responded to the idea of putting a cross in your window for Holy Week – read about this idea and the invitation to you HERE you might like to think of decorating it for tomorrow or of making a new paper, decorated one to celebrate Easter tomorrow.
A Service to Use at Home:
- Easter Eve – A Service to use online or to print for use at home prepared by the Reverend Paul Arbuthnot
Services Online Later:
From 8 p.m.: from St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork – Easter Eve – a short Vigil, sung Exultet and an Organ ~Fanfare heralding the start of Easter: CLICK HERE sand select ‘Easter Vigil’
The Light of Easter
The Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, together with Bishop Fintan Gavin (Cork and Ross) and Bishop William Crean (Cloyne), has requested that cathedral and churches throughout the City and County, where possible (where no travel is involved contrary to current regulations) be lit throughout the night from the time of the proclamation of Easter at the end of the Easter Vigil until Dawn tomorrow, Easter Day.
The press release is HERE
The theme of light is powerful for Christians. Jesus described himself as ‘the light of the World’. Saint John described Jesus as ‘the light of all people’ and said:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.