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huh?

i’ve discovered many new things while writing through this passion narrative. it’s been really great to read these stories with fresh eyes. while doing that reading i came across the following passage and i have no idea what to make of it. i don’t remember it ever being taught in either my church or my classes. i plan on doing some more research, but i was wondering if other folks were familiar with this passage and what interpretations you had heard of it.

matthew 27:51-53: At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many.

just another one of the joys of doing theology! weird bible passages!!

have at it, friends! what does it mean?

Question

i’m not sure how many folks read this, but i have a question. i am working on some religious rituals/ceremonies for various aspects of transition. first up is a naming ritual. if you were to have (or if you have had) a naming ritual, what would you want to be included? what kinds of things would be important for you to have said or to have a religious leader say? what would you want your community to hear? feel free to email me (anarchistreverend (at) gmail) if you don’t want to make a public post.