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Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

Parish of Kidlington
with Hampton Poyle

Video Services & Daily Prayer


Holy Saturday 11th April: 4-6pm Reflection & Discussion

This reflection and discussion is led by Martin and will take place via Zoom using the meeting ID and password contained in Meghann's emails.

Here are the resources:

Martin writes:

Holy Saturday is that strange day after the drama and sombreness of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, but before the joy of Easter Day. I've often wondered how the disciples felt; their leader was dead, what was going to happen next. I imagine some of them would meet together, perhaps at an Inn, and they would chat. They might reminisce a bit about some of the things they had done together, they might be a bit emotional, they might be a bit quiet. It might have felt like an empty day.

An Empty Day is the title of an Iona liturgy intended for Holy Saturday. It is subtitled 'A time to grieve and remember'. The liturgy is structured around the six women who appear in the Gospel stories centred on the cross; Susanna, Salome, Mary of Magdala, Joanna, Mary Clopas, and Mary the mother of Jesus.

So our plan for Saturday is to meet, using Zoom to have a slightly more structured time, with planned contributions from the liturgy, but to also allow for personal contributions as we journey along. We have allocated 2 hours, from 4pm to 6pm, not expecting everyone to stay in all the time. Like at the pub, some will turn up at the scheduled time, and others will turn up later. Some will need to go after a bit, and some will want to stay on even after everyone has gone. Please do join us for all or any part of this time if you are able to. There is no pressure to contribute anything - if you wish to join and sit quietly and listen that is fine!