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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

Black Saturday can be found every year laying between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is also known as Holy Saturday or Easter Eve. It is the last day of Lent and the last day of Holy Week. It is the only full day that Jesus Christ's body laid in the tomb. This is a day to reflect and wait for the resurrection.

The Saturday of Holy Week has also been known as  the Great Sabbath, "Joyous Saturday" or "the Saturday of Light". This day should be a calm and quiet day of the church. While Christ lies in the grave, the Church sits near and mourns. He is finally resting in peace after the great battle. His body has signs of mortal wounds but his body is still visible. The enemies of Jesus are still furious and continue to try to erase the memory of our Lord. Mary and the disciples are grief stricken. Mother Mary waits near the Lord's tomb and awaits for his resurrection.

Many on this day may take part in the Easter Vigil. This is the day that many of the faithful will stay awake to pray and do devotional exercises in anticipation of the feast. The resurrection of Christ is the foundation of our faith and hope.

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