Kendall Harmon’s wealth of Holy Saturday entries

April 19, 2014

It’s worth linking all of these in one place:

From the Morning Scripture Readings

A Prayer for Holy Saturday (I)

An In-between Moment

In the End A Sort of Quietness

Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Truth of Holy Saturday: Only the wound is there

With this death which makes of the dead….dead human beings in all reality

The Transition

(RNS) What did Jesus do on Holy Saturday?

A Prayer for Holy Saturday (II)

Jesus Christ was Buried

Softer Quiet, Stunning Stillness

Eugene Peterson on Holy Saturday

Music for Holy Saturday: Let all mortal flesh keep silence from Somerville College, Oxford’s Choir

Mark Judge: The Day After

Upon our Saviour’s Tomb, wherein never man was laid.

George Weigel on Holy Saturday—The King is Sleeping

A Prayer for Holy Saturday (III)

God knows our dying From the Inside

Joel Garver on the 20th century’s greatest Theologian of Holy Saturday

We Simply Have to Wait

Andy Alexander S.J.: A Reflection for Holy Saturday

The Sound is Rarely Heard

In the silence of this night…we live in the hope of the dawn of the third day

Poems for Holy Saturday

April 19, 2014

Here’s the section of Poems for Holy Saturday from our larger compilation of Poems for Holy Week.

5. Holy Saturday:

Lent and Beyond: Good Friday 2014 Index

April 18, 2014

I (Karen) have had the joy and privilege of being able to take a Holy Week retreat the past 2 days, which enabled me to find a a lot of wonderful devotional material online to share here.  I never expected to post so many entries today, but I have been so thankful to spend the day in worship, prayer and reflection through the various devotionals, hymns, poems, etc. that I’ve posted.  Here’s an index of all our Good Friday posts today, starting with the earliest entries first.

  • GOOD FRIDAY 2014 (the header post which appeared at the top of the blog throughout the day with several key links)



After the posting of “DEAD!” at 20:00 GMT this evening, I won’t post anything further until 16:00 GMT tomorrow (noon Eastern) [Jill or Torre may perhaps post some entries, however].  I’ve scheduled five posts for Holy Saturday tomorrow afternoon and evening.  I’ve so enjoyed devotional blogging this Lent and Holy Week.  I hope to be able to continue posting with some frequency throughout the 50 Days of Easter.  Stay tuned….

I and all of us here at Lent & Beyond wish a blessed Good Friday, Holy Saturday and a GLORIOUS Easter to all our readers and friends.  - Karen B.  L&B founder

Major update & reorganization of our Index of Holy Week posts

April 14, 2014

I’ve just finished a long-overdue project:  reorganizing and update our index / compilation of Holy Week entries from the past few years.

Holy Week: Index of Holy Week devotionals, prayers, quotes and resources here at Lent & Beyond

It may not be entirely complete yet, I’m still checking to make sure whether entries prior to 2010 are all listed, but it has probably 80 – 100 entries listed, re-organized by day.  So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and browse through the listings to find prayers, devotionals, music, poems, etc. which will enrich your Holy Week and help you focus on Christ in the midst of the busyness of ordinary life.

20 Worship Songs for Palm Sunday (Contemporary)

April 14, 2014

I’m not going to be able to upload all 20 of these songs tonight, but I thought I could at least post the details of 20 worship songs that are part of my 2014 Palm Sunday playlist – songs focusing largely on Christ’s kingship and majesty, several exhorting us to praise Him “before the rocks cry out,” and several focusing on His humility.  Unless otherwise noted, all the links are to the iTunes US store.  They’re in somewhat random order…  Enjoy!

Majesty of Heaven Chris Tomlin. from And If Our God Is for Us (2010), 4:45

The Splendor of a King (How Great Is Our God), Chris Tomlin.  from Arriving (2004), 4:27

King of Glory, Chris Tomlin. from Arriving (2004), 3:08

Glorious, Chris Tomlin & Christy Nockels. from Passion: Everything Glorious (2006), 5:25

The Lord Reigns, Gateway Worship.  from The First 10 Years Collection (2013), 4:12

The Glory of Our King, Matt Redman. from We Shall Not Be Shaken (2009), 4:27

You Reign, MercyMe.  from All That Is Within Me (2008),  3:50

The Lord Reigns, from Revival at Brownsville, (1996) 3:35

Sing to The King, Ross Parsley. from I Am Free (2005), 4:44

King Of Glory, Sandi Patty. from Morning Like This (1986) 2:38

King of Glory. Third Day. from Offerings: A Worship Album (2000) 6:23

Messiah. Twila Paris. from He Is Exalted (2005) 4:44

Oh Deliverer, Matthew Ward. from The Maranatha! Singers Hosanna – 15 Songs Of Freedom (1989), 2:34

Shout For Joy. Lincoln Brewster. from Real Life (2010) 4:32

Before the rocks cry out. [link is to a YouTube audio] Tim Sheppard from I Am Determined (1980) 4:03

Ain’t No Rock. Urban Hope from PMAC Yesterday & Today (2005) 3:04

Crown Him (Majesty) [feat. Kari Jobe], Chris Tomlin. from Burning Lights (2013)

Humble King. Vineyard Music (Kathryn Scott). from Hungry (2001) 4:46

Meekness and Majesty. Graham Kendrick from The Very Best of Graham Kendrick – Knowing You Jesus (2010) 3:38

The Servant King. Graham Kendrick from The Very Best of Graham Kendrick – Knowing You Jesus (2010) 4:55

This Kingdom. Hillsong. from Shout to the Lord With Hillsong Music Australia (1996) 5:46

Palm Sunday around the blogosphere…

April 13, 2014

Here are the Palm Sunday entries at some of the blogs and websites I read with some regularity…

Palm Sunday 2014 entries at Lent & Beyond

April 13, 2014

palm-branch-crossI’ve been enjoying posting a whole bunch of Palm Sunday entries today.  Here’s a list of everything I’ve posted for Palm Sunday:

For Palm Sunday entries from prior years, check out our Palm Sunday compilation, or browse through our Palm Sunday category.


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