HOLY SATURDAY

HOLY SATURDAY

Holy Saturday

The second reading of today’s Office speaks of “a great silence over all the earth; a great silence and stillness, because the King sleeps”, but also goes on to recount a traditional understanding of the words of the Creed, “He descended into hell”. Duccio’s painting shows Christ visiting the souls of the just who had died , bringing them the glad news of their redemption and releasing them from their prison.