Black Saturday - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Black Saturday


Tagle at Easter Vigil: Be the love that triumphs over sin, death

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds

EASTER VIGIL. Lighted candles illuminate the faces of the Catholics who attended the Easter Vigil Mass led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Black Saturday at the Manila Cathedral on April 20, 2019. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

Cardinal Tagle on Easter 2018: Roll away 'stones' of sin

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:17 AM

'Iyong bato ng walang paggalang sa kapwa, alisin na para makalabas ang buhay ng pagdadamayan,' Cardinal Tagle says as Filipinos celebrate Easter

EASTER VIGIL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Easter Vigil at the Manila Cathedral on March 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Easter Vigil

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Easter Vigil 2018

Foreskin restoration being done in PH, says doctor

Mar 31, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Dr Ulysses Quanico says the most common reason for seeking decircumcision or foreskin restoration is an uncomfortable erection

TULI. Circumcision or 'pagtutuli' among young Filipino kids traditionally happen during the Holy Week or summertime. Photo from Shutterstock

In Siquijor, regaining healing powers while Christ is dead

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:00 PM

For 7 Fridays leading to Good Friday Siquijor s healers scour Mount Bandila an and other sources for ingredients for a powerful concoction to be mixed and brewed on Black Saturday

GOOD FRIDAY. Noel Torremocha goes to Mt. Bandila-an and atop the crosses atop the mountain where they will do the cooking. All photos by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Holy Week 2017: Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday schedule of services

Apr 14, 2017 - 4:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Check out this page for the schedule of services and Masses in select churches for Black Saturday and Easter Sunday

Devotees wipe handkerchiefs on an image of a crucified Jesus Christ in front of the Manila Cathedral onApril 14. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Holy Saturday retreat: Presence of peace

Apr 04, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Through his unconditional love on the cross Jesus taught us to look beyond the sins and shortcomings of others

Holy Saturday retreat: Closing prayer

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Is there an area in your life – or a person – causing you pain and where the Lord is inviting to take the pain out of love?

Holy Saturday retreat: The peace of Easter

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Easter hope brings peace even in the midst of turbulence

Holy Saturday retreat: Bridge-building

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Every time you build a bridge you never know how far it can take those who eventually get to cross it

Holy Saturday retreat: The Easter invitation

Mar 29, 2015 - 11:11 PM

This is the heart of Easter – to allow the love of God and the power of that love to transform us The Easter invitation is clear:
 Empty your tomb

Holy Saturday retreat: Learning from the Lord

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:54 PM

Ask the Lord to teach you how to do as he did: To drop the stone to forego flights and to discard the worldly crown

Holy Saturday retreat: The tomb of our old selves

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Are you willing to let God roll away the stone for you and to liberate you from your tomb?

Holy Saturday retreat: Making sense of disquiet

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Sometimes a sense of disquiet is but a sign that we are not in control because God is actively moving in our lives

Holy Saturday retreat: Stone, angel, and empty tomb

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Imagine yourself part of the scene feeling the mingled emotions of that first Easter morn: puzzlement excitement and fear

Holy Saturday retreat: 'An absolutely powerless God'

Mar 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Holy Saturday is an invitation to do what Jesus did: to discard our crown It is a call to self dethronement

Holy Saturday retreat: 'This man's life was a failure'

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The dead Jesus of Holy Saturday buried in a tomb he could not even call his own is the very icon of utter poverty and powerlessness

The other Black Saturdays in history

Apr 19, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Outside the Holy Week celebration the term Black Saturday has been used to describe unfortunate events in history Here s a list

Cloudy Black Saturday across the country

Apr 19, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms across the country mostly in the afternoon or evening of April 19

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu

Holy Saturday

Apr 06, 2012 - 11:02 PM

On Holy Saturday Rappler anticipates the joy of Easter

EASTER'S EVE. Rappler marks Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, with the MTV "Pagbabasbas" performed by Blue Ketchup.

Black Saturday a special nonworking day

Apr 02, 2012 - 2:27 PM

President Aquino said Black Saturday will be a special nonworking day nationwide