On GREAT and HOLY SATURDAY the CHURCH contemplates the mystery of the Lord’s descent into Hades, the place of the dead. Death, our ultimate enemy, is defeated from within.
On this day, GREAT SATURDAY our focus is on the Tomb of Christ. This is no ordinary grave of corruption, decay and defeat. It is life-giving, a source of power, victory and liberation.
On this day, GREAT SATURDAY is the day between Jesus’ death and His resurrection. It is the day of watchful expectation, in which mourning is being transformed into joy.