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Holy Saturday: Holy Week at Holy Trinity

  • Holy Trinity (Wenonah) 11 North Monroe Avenue Wenonah, NJ, 08090 United States (map)

Holy Saturday: Remembering the Death of God

Saturday, April 20, 2019
9:00 AM in the Church

The last day of the Triduum, Holy Saturday is a service at which we remember that Christ "descended into the dead," as the Creeds say. We remember that Christ expected physical death and was placed in a tomb.

The service is very brief and somber. All are invited.
Following the service, the Altar Guild will begin decorating for Easter, so stick around to help.
What is Holy Saturday? (from the Episcopal Church website)

The Saturday after Good Friday, which recalls the day when the crucified Christ visited among the dead while his body lay in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. In the Episcopal Church there is no eucharist on Holy Saturday. The BCP provides a simple liturgy of the word with collect and readings for the Holy Saturday service. The funeral anthem "In the midst of life" (BCP, pp. 484 or 492) is used instead of the prayers of the people (BCP, p. 283). In the ancient church, those preparing for baptism and perhaps others continued the fast they began on Good Friday. Holy Saturday ends at sunset. Fasting and other preparations end at sunset or with the Easter Vigil, which begins the celebration of Easter.