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Black Saturday

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A sculpture of Jesus Christ's dead body with an angel by his side on top of the Church of Santo Sepulcro in Barrio Landayan, San Pedro Tunasán, La Laguna (08/07/2010). Jesus Christ is fondly called Lolo Uweng in these parts.

Today, all Christian nations (particularly Catholic countries such as ours) commemorate the day that the Lord Jesus Christ’s brutalized body was laid in a sepulcher…

In Roman Catholic Churches, the sanctuary remains stripped completely bare (following the Mass on Maundy Thursday) while the administration of the sacraments is severely limited. Holy Communion after the Good Friday service is given only as Viaticum to the dying. Baptism, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick may be administered because they, like Viaticum, are helpful to ensuring salvation for the dying. All Masses are severely limited. No Mass at all appears in the normal liturgy for this day, although Mass can be said on Good Friday and on Holy Saturday for an extremely grave or solemn situation with a dispensation from the Vatican or the local bishop.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

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