About this title: Solesmes' He Was Placed in the Tomb contains the Gregorian Office for Holy (or "Great") Saturday, the evening service that observes the time Christ spent in the bonds of death; it is signified by the lighting of the candle of Paschali. The ancient Christian church recognized this as a time for fasting, and some churches still observe this practice on Holy Saturday -- it is a somber and serious service, though not without some element of anticipation of the joy to come when Easter arrives. This performance of the Office is ...
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