An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday Reply

Today,  we accompany the Blessed Virgin Mother in her grief over the loss of her innocent son, as she looks back over his life and ponders all those treasures she held deeply in her heart. In turn, Mary accompanies us, and teaches us to reflect on and appreciate the graces our Lord won for us through his sacrifice on the cross.

In today’s Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church meditates on a renowned Ancient Homily, whose anonymous author presents these great mysteries of our faith as a dialogue between Jesus Christ, who has descended to the dead, and Adam, who he calls forth to join him in paradise.

Here is a video that contains the entire homily accompanied by beautiful artworks to illustrate these sacred mysteries of our faith and the great gift that Jesus Christ won for us on this day. The full text of the homily is also included below. More…