This is a day of waiting. It was a day of sorrow for they could not understand what had happened. Mary was one who could still hope. She belived her Son's words and pondered them in her heart. I suggest we try to imitate Mary as she waited for her Son to return.
This is copied from somewhere and I thought it interesting. I had never heard of this before.
I learned of another Holy Saturday tradition this year – the blessing of the Easter basket. A typical Eastern European Easter basket would include a variety of symbolic foods, although families can personalize to their liking.
- Bacon is a symbol of the abundance of God’s mercy.
- Bread represents the staff of life given by God.
- Butteris one of the dairy products included to celebrate the end of Lent and the richness of our salvation. The butter is often shaped into a lamb, which is symbolic of the Paschal Lamb.
- Candles symbolize Jesus, the “light of the world,”
- Colored eggs as well as uncolored hard-cooked eggs, indicate hope, new life, and Christ rising from his tomb.
- Ham as well as other meats, symbolizes great joy and abundance in celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
- Sausage links are symbolic of the chains of death that were broken when Jesus rose from the dead, as well as of God’s generosity.
- Horseradish is a reminder of the bitterness and harshness of the Passion of Jesus, and the vinegar it is mixed with symbolizes the sour wine given to Jesus on the cross.
- Salt is present to add zest to life and preserve us from corruption.
- Sweets suggest the promise of eternal life