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For Christians, today is Holy Saturday — the day of the tomb. It is a quiet day, a day to reflect on all that has just happened.

That first Good Friday must have been a loud and raucous affair, with residents and pilgrims in Jerusalem rushing around to get everything ready, for a festival was at hand. In the middle of it all was that curious carpenter’s son from Nazareth, who created such a stir wherever he went. He had fed the 5,000, and some reported that he had even raised a man from the dead in a nearby village. But on Good Friday morning, things were not going well for him. He was on trial before the Romans and his life was on the line. The Jerusalem crowd had turned against him and were calling for his death. The order was given and soon he was carrying his cross…

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