Holy Week: Great Saturday

Holy Saturday, or, as it is also called, Silent Saturday — passes in peace, prayer and preparation for Easter 2018. The practices of Holy Saturday teach before Easter to forgive all offenses, gather and go to the night service.

All are solemn in their own way, but Great Saturday is an especially important day. On the eve of Easter, Jesus not only accepts his death on the cross, he descends to hell, where there is yet another landmark event.

Christ leads all souls from the underworld. It is this moment in Orthodoxy that is considered a new reading of the spiritual life of Christianity: "God became man, that man become God." This is how the mission of Christ, his sacrifice to himself, is explained in order to save the souls of all sinners.

What can you do on Holy Saturday and what can not

Since antiquity, the joyful expectation of a miracle has gathered hundreds of worshipers in the temple.

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