Holy Saturday


: the Saturday before Easter

Examples of Holy Saturday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holding a pilgrimage during Lent is significant as Holy Saturday is traditionally a day of lament within Christianity, according to organizers. Kori Skillman, ABC News, 31 Mar. 2024 Archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez celebrated Holy Saturday with a blessing of the animals on Olvera Street. Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2024 Easter Sunday is this upcoming weekend, which means the preceding Saturday is known as Holy Saturday. USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 The Triduum of Holy Week includes Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, with Easter taking place the following day. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2024 Some denominations observe Lent through Holy Saturday, which would be March 30. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Saturday Night Live opened its Holy Saturday show with a pretty straightforward re-enactment of the Last Supper, with Jesus Christ predicting his coming persecution and death on a cross. Peter Weber, The Week, 9 Apr. 2023 April 8, Holy Saturday Considered to be a day of no activity as parishioners mourn the death of Christ, churches do not practice mass. Nadia Cantú, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2023 Events such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday culminate in the observance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Jemar Tisby, CNN, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Saturday was in the 14th century

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“Holy Saturday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Saturday. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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Holy Saturday

: the Saturday before Easter

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