"On Great and Holy Saturday we celebrate the Lord's descent into Hades and His defeat of Death from within. Saturday focuses on the Tomb of Christ which, unlike an ordinary grave, filled with corruption and decay, gives life, power, and liberation. Placed between Jesus' death and Resurrection, Great Saturday is the time of watchful expectation when mourning is transformed into joy, embodying in the fullest possible sense the feeling of 'joyful-sadness' that characterizes the Great Week."…

"On Great and Holy Saturday we celebrate the Lord's descent into Hades and His defeat of Death from within. Saturday focuses on the Tomb of Christ which, unlike an ordinary grave, filled with corruption and decay, gives life, power, and liberation. Placed between Jesus' death and Resurrection, Great Saturday is the time of watchful expectation when mourning is transformed into joy, embodying in the fullest possible sense the feeling of 'joyful-sadness' that characterizes the Great Week."…

Bifolium by a late eleventh or early twelfth century gradual. The text xontains portions of the mass for palm Sunday and tracts for holy Saturday. As the text is not continuous, the bifolium apparantly formed outer leaves of a gathering. The ruling is dry point and the leaves contain twelve lines of text and music on a single line staff. https://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/westmss/002499.html Reutilization rights see: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/schcomm/copyright/

Bifolium by a late eleventh or early twelfth century gradual. The text xontains portions of the mass for palm Sunday and tracts for holy Saturday. As the text is not continuous, the bifolium apparantly formed outer leaves of a gathering. The ruling is dry point and the leaves contain twelve lines of text and music on a single line staff. https://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/westmss/002499.html Reutilization rights see: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/schcomm/copyright/

▶ Be the Bee - Christ is Risen! - YouTube -- the chant at the end is so beautiful

▶ Be the Bee - Christ is Risen! - YouTube -- the chant at the end is so beautiful

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Holy Saturday... The Great Silence. The long wait, the silent tomb, the empty space before the dawn. The gap when we don't even know what we don't know.

Holy Saturday... The Great Silence. The long wait, the silent tomb, the empty space before the dawn. The gap when we don't even know what we don't know.

TIHE HOLY FIRE ON HOLY SATURDAY IN JERUSALEM
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Holy Saturday | - Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha in the Orthodox Church

Holy Saturday | - Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha in the Orthodox Church

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