“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
So begins one of the richest, most powerful homilies of the ancient church. On this Holy Saturday, creation holds its breath because Christ has died.
And yet, something IS happening.
Resurrection is happening.
Here you will find prayers for Holy Saturday and the service for The Great Vigil of Easter. If you'd like to welcome Easter with us, the video will premier at 7:00 am on 12 April on the YouTube channel of St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church. Gather your candles. Open your Bible.