Who knew that waking up at 5 am and having Mass at 6 am would be so life changing?
Our group woke up so early because we were able to have Mass at the Holy Sepulchre, on the exact spot where Jesus was nailed to the cross and died on Calvary.
Just let that sink in. So powerful.
All of us were able to touch the rock on which Jesus was crucified. It is under a Greek Orthodox altar and occupation. The (Roman) Catholic Church has it’s altar on the spot where Jesus was nailed to the cross. We were one of the only groups to celebrate Mass there, and it was a moving experience.
My class mate Ben agreed with me that the entire moment was indescribable. When you realize that you are celebrating the act that Jesus underwent for us, at the exact spot it happened. Wow.
It was especially beautiful inside as well, with columns and adornment in gold and silver. Our entire group had an “experience,” and in all honesty, there’s not much else I can say.
As an end note, I would like Archbishop Vigneron to know we prayed for vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit. And when I prayed for the intention, I felt a spark. God heard our prayers, and now it’s just when He will deliver.