Mark 16:1-7 Reflection – Holy Saturday – Sabbatum Sanctum

Reflection on Mark 16:1-7

Sabbatum Sanctum:
In the silence of this day my heart is stilled
The man I knew is now divine
He has left this world to rescue those before
In the silence I wait ……. for His return
while old friends go home with Him
In the silence, I pray that all of us
can be with You
in paradise.

The Angel Seated on the Stone of the Tomb, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Eastertide Reflections

Mark 16 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Resurrection of Jesus

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 16:1-7.