A Holy Saturday Collect

Holy One of God, who endured such suffering for our sake, may we sit in silence this day, as did Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, letting the truth of your sacrifice wash over us, that our hearts may know the enormity of what you have done and be filled with awe at your humility and love, through you who died and yet now lives with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen.

‘When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.’ – Matthew 27:57-61