Navigating Holy Saturday

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Our curate, the Rev'd Rachel Greaves, has written a set of reflections to help us navigate Holy Saturday. It is a day of silence and waiting, separation and uncertainty. Perhaps this year, we can resonate with this day more than ever. 

Rachel writes: "None of us can escape Holy Saturdays, particularly during this pandemic. Holy Saturdays can come in many forms throughout our lives, maybe a redundancy, ill health, a change in our relationship with God, the loss of a loved one. Suddenly everything has changed. Something has been lost. Things are not as they were. Yet we do not know yet what they will be. We cannot go backwards, but we cannot yet move forwards, hope seems lost. We do not know how long this will last. We are forced to wait in this season of unknown. Perhaps in this time, like no other that we have experienced in Hendon, we can more easily relate to the dispersed, physical distancing of the disciples, scattered after Jesus’s arrest and death. If helpful, you may choose to read one of the reflections below focusing on one of the specific emotions that the disciples most likely felt."

Her reflections on doubt, confusion, grief and isolation can be found here.