Holy Saturday

The Saturday between Jesus’ crucifixion and his resurrection is known to some as Holy Saturday. It was a day that no doubt was a day of grief for his followers. It was also a day of worry for his accusers. They worried that the disciples may try and steal the body of Jesus and as a result a guard was placed on watch in front of the tomb.

62The next day, which followed the preparation day, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63and said, “Sir, we remember that while this deceiver was still alive he said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64So give orders that the tomb be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come, steal him, and tell the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”

65“Take guards,” Pilate told them. “Go and make it as secure as you know how.” 66They went and secured the tomb by setting a seal on the stone and placing the guards.

Matthew 27:62-66 CSB