Holy Saturday is part of Holy Week. Which also includes Maundy Thursday.
There are three important parts of Easter …
Death, Burial and Resurrection!
Joseph of Arimathea asked for the body of Jesus Christ do give a proper burial from Pilate. Jesus was buried in a rich mans grave. You can read about the burial in the four gospels: Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56 and John 19:38-42.
We cannot forget the tomb of Jesus was heavily guarded. A giant stone was rolled in front of the grave. One that would require tons of man power to move. Plus, it had a seal over it to show if it was moved or not.
Other Names for Holy Saturday
- Holy and Great Saturday
- Great Saturday
- The Great Sabbath
- Black Saturday
- Joyous Saturday
- Easter Even
- The Saturday of Light
- Sabbatum Sanctum (Latin)
- Sábado de Gloria (Spanish)
- יום שבת הקדוש (Hebrew)
- سبت النور (Arabic)
- Påskeaften (Norwegian)
- Karsamstag (German)
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Does your church do anything for this Holy Day?
If so feel free to share in the comments.