Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

Holy Saturday (Holy Saturday) is dedicated to the memories of the stay of Jesus in the tomb and the descent into hell. This day is considered the day of preparation for Easter, which is celebrated on the night from Saturday to Sunday.

According to legend, on this day Joseph of Arimathea, a member of the Sanhedrin, came to Pilate and began to ask him for the body of Jesus for burial. According to the custom of the Romans, the bodies of the crucified remained on the crosses, but with the permission of the high authorities it was possible to take them for burial.

The day of Great Saturday in the Church begins in the evening: in the middle of the temple there is an icon of Christ lying in the tomb - the Holy Shroud. After reading the canon about the crucifixion of the Lord and to the weeping of the Most Holy Theotokos - during the Matinsday of Great Saturday, a procession takes place with the funeral singing “Holy God ...”

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Also on this day, one of the main wonders of Holy Week takes place - the descent of the Holy Fire.This miracle occurs in the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection.

On Holy Saturday, after the end of the Liturgy, an Easter troparion is sung in the temple: the beginning of the feast of Easter is approaching. Breads, wine are blessed in temples, kulichi, pasok, eggs are consecrated.

Towards midnight the night of the night is celebrated, on which the canon of Great Saturday is sung. At the end of the night, the priests transfer the Shroud from the middle of the temple to the altar with the Royal Doors and place it on the Throne, where it remains until the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, in memory of the forty-day stay of Jesus Christ on earth after the Resurrection from the dead.

On this day, you can eat raw or half-baked food, it is permissible to use vegetable oil and fish caviar.

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  • Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

    Easter 2013: Great Saturday - preparation for Easter

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