Holy week in Chartres (6): Silence

Entombment of Jesus, The Passion Window at Chartres Cathedral (1145-55)

Holy Saturday is a day of silence,

Mary, Jesus’s Mother, gesturing with her thumb over her lips

a time to reflect, grieve, wonder,

Faces of those preparing Jesus’s body for burial

and quietly be present with the reality of Jesus’s absence from this world after his death.

Jesus, after his crucifixion

Scriptural Touchstone

On the sabbath, they rested according to the commandment. Luke 23:56 b NRSV

Tenebrae Service early on Holy Saturday in Chartres Cathedral

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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