I didn’t come up with much of verbal reflection on this third playlist for the Triduum. If you missed the other two sonic meditations, here’s the one for Maundy Thursday and here’s the one for Good Friday.
On Holy Saturday, Jesus Christ, God incarnate, is in the grave and descends to hell. This is the Harrowing of hell. Holy Saturday ends with the Easter Vigil, that begins with a big fire, and from that new fire lighting the paschal candle and chanting “The Light of Christ”.
This is the third day of the Triduum, the liturgy o the Three days. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are together the commemoration of Christ’s passion. In this sonic meditation I begin with where we left off on Good Friday. We have this day to sit and weep. Sure we know that Easter is tomorrow and later on this evening if we attend an Easter Vigil we will on Holy Saturday proclaim Alleluia Christ is Risen… He is risen indeed, Alleluia. But we aren’t there yet. Jesus is dead and in the tomb. God incarnate dies and goes to the realm of the dead (hell, Hades, Sheol). In this moment waiting for the Easter Vigil, there’s little focus. bits of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are here, and, of course, anticipation of Resurrection.