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- n. The Saturday immediately after Good Friday and before Easter.
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- adj. the Saturday immediately preceding the festival of Easter; the vigil of Easter.
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- n. the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent
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For instance at the end of the Complin of Holy Saturday there is the rubric: "Et non flectuntur genua toto tempore Paschali", which is the Nicene rule to the letter.
It will be noticed that the three great Alleluias that usher in Easter on Holy Saturday come here in the place of the
From Holy Saturday till White Saturday (Sabbatum in albis), inclusively, two Alleluias are added to both versicle and response; in this case they have a special melody (the first in the
+ The Tract Sicut cervus of Holy Saturday must hereafter be printed with the words only, without chant notation.
The opening words of the Eastertide anthem of the Blessed Virgin, the recitation of which is prescribed in the Roman Breviary from Compline of Holy Saturday until None of the Saturday after Pentecost inclusively.
On Holy Saturday morning, my father and Johnny Frydryk carried Betty’s twin bed downstairs and set it up in the living room.
The two cases in which it occurs without the Te Deum in the Office are Maunday Thursday (when the whole Mass is an exception in Passion-tide and has no correspondence with the canonical hours) and Holy Saturday in the first Easter Mass.
Holy Saturday and the Vigil of Pentecost, there was no repetition, but the verse "Confitemini" was followed immediately (as now) by the tract "Laudate Dominum".