The Harrowing of Hell

Carnazzo, Rev. Hezekias

Something strange is happening: There is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and Hades trembles with fear.
~ St. Epiphanius of Cyprus

duccio_the_harrowing_of_hellAs you pray during this silent time of the Easter Triduum, I would encourage you to print out and read a homily from St. Epiphanius of Cyprus as he tells of the Lord’s encounter with Adam in Hades. It is a beautiful telling, and well worth your time.

The entire homily is quite long, but I have an abbreviated section you can print out and read as a PDF.

To access the PDF, please click here: St. Epiphanius, “On Great and Holy Saturday”

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