Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lazarus Saturday

The Raising Of Lazarus From The Dead.

Troparion - Tone 1

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, You did confirm the universal Resurrection, O Christ God! Like the children with the palms of victory, we cry out to You, O Vanquisher of death; Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Kontakion - Tone 2

Christ the Joy, the Truth and the Light of all, The Life of the World and the Resurrection Has appeared in His goodness, to those on earth. He has become the Image of our Resurrection, Granting divine forgiveness to all!


Rob said...

So, the feast of Lazarus is not fixed to April 19th, but comes at a certain point during Lent, right?

Lucian said...

Yes, it comes before Great Saturday

Rob said...

And Great Sunday is...?

Palm Sunday? (The day the Lord entered Jerusalem?)

Lucian said...

There is no Great Sunday. Great Week is the one before Easter. Today is Great Monday, when the Lord curses the unfruitful fig-tree (much to the dismay of Sola Fide Lutherans, die-hard 5-point Calvinists and unrepentant sinners alike).

Rob said...


Okay, so Great Week is Holy week. Thanks.