By Brian Niemiec
One of my earliest memories of Holy Saturday was asking my father why Grandpop only ate bread and water on the Saturday before Easter. I don’t even remember my dad’s response, but every year my Grandpop would eat only a little bread and water as he waited for Easter morning. I used to think that his practice was a continuation of the fasting and repentance that the Church practices on Good Friday. Yet this simple meal for a humble and loving man speaks less to fasting, and more to the true nature of Holy Saturday.
Each Gospel account to a greater or lesser extent portrays the Apostles in a less than flattering light. Throughout the ministry of Jesus we come to understand that at many times these twelve men were not the sharpest knives on the first century Palestine cutting block. A particularly challenging concept for them was the Resurrection. Jesus told…
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