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Origin of Holy Saturday
Words nearby Holy Saturday
What is Holy Saturday?
When is Holy Saturday?
In 2021, Holy Saturday will fall on April 3. In 2022, it will fall on April 16.
Holy Saturday is always the Saturday before Easter, but Easter moves every year. This means that Holy Saturday can fall anytime between March 21 and April 24.
In the Orthodox Church, the date of Easter is calculated in a different way.
In 2021, the Orthodox Church will observe Holy Saturday on May 1. In 2022, the Orthodox Church will observe Holy Saturday on April 23.
More information and context on Holy Saturday
The first records of the term Holy Saturday come from the 1300s.
Because Christians observe Good Friday as the anniversary of the day that Jesus was crucified and died, both Good Friday and Holy Saturday are typically treated as days for somber reflection before the Easter celebration. Some people fast for the day or continue the fast they observed throughout Lent.
Some churches hold an Easter vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday.
What are some terms that often get used in discussing Holy Saturday?
How is Holy Saturday discussed in real life?
Holy Saturday is part of the Easter weekend, but it’s not talked about very often.
— Vatican News (@VaticanNews) April 12, 2020
Holy Saturday service at Faith Centered Church-Northport, AL. April 19/5pm. Pastor P & myself to bring the Word together. Don't miss it!!!!
— Felicia Poe (@PoeFelicia) April 16, 2014
Neatly arranged inside each ornate basket are tiny portions of egg, sausage, and bread to be symbolically consumed during Easter breakfast. 😋 pic.twitter.com/sn57LmSPDh
— Embassy of Poland U.S. (@PolishEmbassyUS) April 11, 2020
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True or False?
The date of Holy Saturday changes every year.
Example sentences from the Web for Holy Saturday
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy” the narrator recounts.
Because holy hell was that bland, unfunny, uncomfortable, and just plain confusing.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he was indicted in Israel last week on charges he plotted to blow up sites holy to Islam.
Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.
After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.