The Holy Saturday or good Saturday is for the remembrance of the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter, happy good Saturday
WHAT IS HOLY SATURDAY
Holy Saturday, in Latin known as Sabbatum Sanctum, the Saturday of Holy Week, also known as Holy and Great Saturday, the Great Sabbath, Black Saturday, Joyous Saturday, or Easter Even and called “Joyous Saturday” or “the Saturday of Light” among Coptic Christians, is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week in which Christians prepare for Easter. It commemorates the day that Jesus’ body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell.
GOOD SATURDAY CALENDAR
Holy Saturday 2018 – Saturday, March 31, 2018
Holy Saturday 2019 – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Holy Saturday 2020 – Saturday, April 11, 2020
WHO OBSERVES GOOD SATURDAY
Good Saturday is observed by Christians all over the world every year
holy saturday catholic
GOOD SATURDAY PRAYER
May our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who alone by His powerful word governs all things, yet has buried the shame of the Cross and iron bonds,
who has broken the bars of the bronze doors and has descended into hell, who has shone with the brightness of a new light on those who were sitting in the shadow of death, may He, the sun of justice, rising from the tomb, shine upon our darkness with the marvelous light of his risen Body.”
The women sitting at the sepulchre
were weeping and lamenting for the Lord.
Let us pray.
O God, who makes this most holy night illustrious by the glory of the resurrection of our Lord, preserve in the new children of your family the spirit of adoption which You have given, that, renewed in body and soul, they may give You a pure service. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us.
Black Saturday: the darkest day. ‘There in the ground His body lay. Light of the world by darkness slain.’ Feel it. Tomorrow will be sweeter.
holy saturday 2020
God did not promise days without pain; laughter without sorrow; sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears; and light four our way.
May Lord bless you on
this auspicious day of Easter,
and May it be a new beginning
of greater prosperity,
success and happiness
how is holy saturday celebrated
When all seems dark & grim and the only thing left to do is wait…on the Lord for tomorrow morning’s hope is risen.
Eternal God, rock and refuge… we wait for revival and release. Abide with us until we come alive in the sunrise of your glory. Amen.
On this holy Saturday, the final day of Lent, let our faith be made stronger; let us be more assured that sin and death are conquered; let us know a little more of the light through the sometimes impenetrable shadows. Whether the Harrowing of Hell is literal or figurative, corporeal or spiritual, it has a message for all of us today: the highest response to evil is to free people from it. Let us rejoice that our Redeemer lives.
Holy Saturday is a day to pray for those who walk among us as the living dead. Their hope is placed in all things other than Christ and, for them, death will be ultimate, final, and hopeless.
All-powerful and ever-living God, your only Son went down among the dead and rose again in glory. In your goodness raise up your faithful people, buried with him in baptism, to be one with him in the eternal life of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
holy saturday 2016
What is Christianity? At home it’s kindness.
In business it’s honesty.
In society it’s courtesy.
At work it’s fairness.
4 d unfortunate, it’s compassion.
4 d weak, it’s help.
4 d wicked, it’s resistance.
4 d strong, it’s trust.
4 d fortunate, it’s congratulations.
4 d penitent, it’s forgiveness.
4 God, it is reverence & love.
holy saturday 2017
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.