Holy Week – Easter Sunday

There seems a tradition now where people go about there business and don’t regard easter Saturday of any importance. 

In the Anglican (Church of England) tradition according to the Book of Common Prayer, Saturday before Easter day is called Easter Even. It is a time in some Christian traditions where they remember when Jesus descended into hell. Jesus pardons those who are righteous and raises them up to the heavens. It was distinguished in some thought from the hell of the damned. Those who do not have salvation.

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This is named as a limbo or a place where people wait for the time when they judged. It is a solemn time for Christians as they remember that Jesus has died. He has been placed in a tomb.

Jesus was wrapped in a burial cloth and it’s no coincidence that he was wrapped with incense and myrrh. If we think back to the gifts to Jesus at his birth in the nativity – gold, frankincense and myrrh it is a referral to this time where he has been put to death and laid in a tomb.

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Jesus has given his life for others.

John 15:13 ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’

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