In my parish, there was darkness (no light except for candles) on Holy Thursday evening, and of course there is the preparatory 'lights out' before the candles on Holy Saturday evening. I believe this is to show us that Christ is the Light.
totally. I could NOT SEE A THING in the altar on Holy Saturday evening. I was scolded by the priest for lighting the lighter so I could see which vestment was mine
the only light on Pascha is the Paschal flame, which is used to light the Church after (or while, in most cases) it is processed with by the faithful. that is...except for the candle that burns before the offerings on the table of oblation.