Description: What took place between Christ's crucifixion and his resurrection? The Catholic Catechism calls that period "the Mystery of the Tomb". Christ truly died. His human soul and body were separated from one another as his body lay in the tomb. But his Divine Person retained possession of both. Divine power preserved his body from corruption, though his death by the cross ended his earthly existence. Thus Christ, by the grace of God, actually tasted death for everyone. His stay in the tomb constitutes the real link between the passible state before Easter and his glorious and risen state today. The same Person of the "Living One" can say, "I died and behold I live forever more." In that one Person, the Catechism states, "was the meeting point for death and life." This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.