"Suffer our sinful bodies to return to their parent dust." Friday Meditation: Jesus in the Tomb.
The following is an excerpt from the Stations of the Cross as celebrated at the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman (Victoria, BC), a quasi-parish of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter. Pay attention to the beautiful and sobering expression “parent dust”.The Fourteenth StationOfficiant: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.People: Because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.MeditationThe Body of her dearly beloved Son is taken from His Mother, and laid by the disciples in the tomb. The tomb is closed, and there the lifeless Body remains until the hour of Its glorious resurrection.PrayerWe, too,