Easter Eve

Easter Eve
Easter Eve or Easter Even,
the day before Easter Sunday; Holy Saturday: »

Part of special Holy Week rites that are steeped in traditions fifteen centuries old, the liturgy of Easter Even opened with the Blessing of the New Fire (New York Times).

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