Gospel Verse, Ps 118:24:
This is the day the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.
Gospel (Excerpt), Mark 16:14-15:
Lastly, He showed himself to the Eleven themselves while they were at table. He reproached them for their incredulity and obstinacy.... And He said to them, "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation."
On coming out of the baptismal font on Easter Sunday, the neophytes (newly baptized) were given a white symbolic garment, which they wore throughout the Easter Octave. Easter Saturday was known as "the Saturday on which white vestments are laid aside," or Saturday "in albis (depositis)" or "White Saturday." It was also called "Low Saturday." The octave ends tomorrow, but the Easter Season continues for six more weeks.Today is usually the Optional Memorial of St. George and the Optional Memorial of St. Adalbert but both are superseded by the Easter Week Liturgy. In England where St. George is the patron and celebrated as a solemnity, the celebration of St. George has been transferred to Tuesday, April 26.
Meditation: The Power that Regenerates the World
Earthly history and the workings of the cosmos undoubtedly continue their course and are not identified with the rate at which the Kingdom of Christ develops. In fact, pain, evil, sin, death, yet claim their victims, in spite of the resurrection of Christ.
Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Station with San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John Lateran):
In Rome, the Station is at the church of St. John Lateran, the mother church of Christendom. Eight days ago the Easter vigil liturgy took place in this basilica. Today the neophytes return a final time to the place of baptism.
For further information on the Station Churches, see The Stational Church.