The key to Holy Saturday? The church is bare, the altar blackened, all hope entombed with Christ.
Black Saturday is the vigil before Easter’s Resurrection. After the Crucifixion, the black veil is removed from the altar cross, for Christ is brought down from the 300-pound cross that the Sanhedrin and the Romans intended to be His failure.
They didn’t know the key, though.
The Crucifixion and the Tomb are the beginning of His triumph.
Christ holds three keys: the key to Heaven (Matthew 16:19) and the keys to Hell and Death (Revelation 1:18). On Black Saturday, Christ descended into Hell in what is often called “Harrowing of Hell”.