The Harrowing of Hell


Holy Saturday: Christ descends to the grave and opens the gates for the righteous deceased.

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Anonymous said…
*ascends to heaven
FrGregACCA said…
"Fr. Hosea," an Anglican priest who is possibly on his way to [Byzantine] Orthodoxy, posted an ancient homily concerning this on his blog:

Harrowing of hell
Abu Daoud said…
Dear anonymous: I am speaking of Christ's descent to Sheol, the land of the dead, the bosom of Abraham, where the righteous souls waited until Holy Saturday. This is the catholic and orthodox tradition.

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