Definition of Holy Saturday

1. Noun. The Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent.

Generic synonyms: Christian Holy Day

Definition of Holy Saturday

1. Noun. The Saturday immediately after Good Friday and before Easter. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holy Saturday

Holy Eucharist
Holy Father
Holy Ghost
Holy Grail
Holy Innocents' Day
Holy Joe
Holy Land
Holy Mother
Holy Mother of God
Holy Roller
Holy Rollers
Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II
Holy Roman Empire
Holy Sacrament
Holy Scripture
Holy See
Holy Sepulcher
Holy Sepulchre
Holy Spirit
Holy Thursday
Holy Trinity
Holy War Warriors
Holy Wednesday
Holy Week
Holy Writ
Holy Year
Holy of Holies

Literary usage of Holy Saturday

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the primitive Church Holy Saturday was known as Great, or Grand, Saturday, Holy Saturday, the Angelic Night, the Vigil of Easter, ..."

2. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"At Rome the houses of the faithful are annually blessed on Holy Saturday. The cure or a priest of the parish in a beretta and white surplice, a prayer book ..."

3. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"AN ANCIENT OFFICE FOR Holy Saturday. POSTSCRIPT. ... in five South Italian MSS cornes between the lessons of Holy Saturday and the blessing of the font, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"On the ceremonies of Holy Saturday or Easter Saturday see EASTER, I., 4, §§ 2-3. In the Greek Orthodox Church the " great Sabbath " 6. ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The fourth day is called "Spy Wednesday ;'" the fifth ia " Maundy Thursday ; " the sixth is " Good Friday : " and the last " Holy Saturday " or the " Great ..."

6. Journal of Theological Studies (1905)
"As a matter of fact Confirmation was always administered after the Holy Saturday baptism, and penitents expelled at the beginning of Lent were received back ..."

7. A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestant Episcopal Church by John Henry Hobart, Robert Nelson (1851)
"Holy Saturday, or EASTER EVEN. A FAST. Q. WHAT it the fast of this day designed to commemorate ? A. The fast of Easter Even is designed to commemorate the ..."

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