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First All Souls Saturday with the Evlogitaria of the Dead - Preparation for Great Lent Nineth Day Before

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Memorial
Service
Jennaz
Dead
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Dead
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgy John Chrysostom
Appendix 1, pages 94-98
The Eparchy of Newton
Liturgical Text
Dead
Evlogitaria
Statutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Euchologion
pages 89-91
The Eparchy of Newton
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
Statutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
tatutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Euchologion
pages 91 - 92
The Eparchy of Newton
Resurrection
Antiphon
Memorial
Evlogitaria
Jennaz
All
Souls
Sat.
1st
All Souls
Sat.
2d
All Souls
Sat.
Kolyva / Kollyva
Ameh
Memorial
Jennaz

 

Jesus
Christ
Death
Jesus
Christ
Resurrection
Holy
Mystery
Baptism
Great
and
Holy
Friday
Holy
and
Glor-
ious
Pascha
Great
Feast
Exaltation
of
Precious
and
Life-
giving
Holy
Cross
Veneration
of
Holy
Cross
3rd
Sun.
Great
Lent
Feast
Procession
of
Holy
Cross

 

Pascha
Cycle
Triodion Propho-
nisimon
Sun.
All
Souls
Sat.
1st
Great
Lent
Praying Fasting
Theology
Fasting
Guide-
lines
Doing
Charity
Vespers
Clean
Mon.
Serv.
For
give
ness
Clean
Mon.
Sun-
days
5
Fri.
after
5th
Sun.
Palm
Sun.
Sha-
neen-
eh
Great
Holy
Week

 

 

Triodion or Pascha Cycle
SundayNameDay
before
Great
Lent
ApostolosGospelGospel
Action
Impor-
tant
that
day
Fasting
follow-
ing
week
SecondProdigal Son15Heb.
7:26-8:2
Lk.
15:11-32
Heard
about
God's
eagerness
to
forgive
us sinners
when we
repent
 Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
First
All Souls
Saturday
 9     
ThirdMeat fare
Last
Judgement
81 Cor.
8:8-13
9:1-2
Mt.
25:31-46
Hear
about
judgement
that those
who do
not repent,
and
who do
not obey
God's will,
bring upon
themselves
Tradition
last
day
meat
from
animal
with
spine /
backbone
and
shellfish
are
eaten
until
Pascha
Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
No
meat

All Souls Saturdays celebrate the memory of all those who have "Fallen Asleep in the Lord" in the hope of eternal life. On this day, all our predecessors in the faith who have "Fallen Asleep in the Lord" are remembered.

It is important to remember that many of the faithful, who have "Fallen Asleep in the Lord", did NOT have any liturgical prayers. To enable all the faithful to have some liturgical prayers, the Fathers of the Church made a general funeral service for all the faithful departed.

Pascha Cycle

The First All Souls Saturday is within the Pascha Cycle. The First All Souls Saturday is usually the day before the Third Sunday of Triodion: Sunday of Meatfare.
It is the second Saturday or 9th day before the beginning of Great Lent.
It is the the 49th day before Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week.

Date of First All Souls Saturday

The First All Souls Saturday is on:

  • 26 February, 2000
  • 17 February, 2001
  • 26 January, 2002 - Transferred from 2 February- the Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Jesus Christ and The Purification of The Theotokos
  • 22 February, 2003
  • 14 February, 2004
  • 29 January, 2005
  • 18 February, 2006
  • 10 February, 2007
  • 26 January, 2008
  • 14 February, 2009
  • 6 February, 2010

Exceptions to Date of First All Souls Saturday.

When the First All Souls Saturday is on 25 January (St. Gregory the Theologian, Patriarch of Constantinople), the First All Souls Saturday is transferred to the day before, 24 January (Venerable Mother Xenia of Rome).

When the First All Souls Saturday is on 27 January (Transfer of the Remains of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom), the First All Souls Saturday is transferred to the day before, 26 January (Holy Father Xenophon and his relatives).

When the First All Souls Saturday is on 30 January (The three Holy Hierarchs: Our Father among the Saints Basil the Great, Our Father among the Saints Gregory the Theologian, and Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom, Great Ecumenical Doctors), the First All Souls Saturday is transferred to the following day, 31 January (Holy Cyrus and John, the Moneyless Wonderworkers).

When the First All Souls Saturday is on 2 February (Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ and The Purification of The Theotokos, the First All Souls Saturday is transferred to the previous saturday, 26 January (Holy Father Xenophon and his relatives).

When the First All Souls Saturday is on 24 February (First and Second Discoveries of the head of the Holy and Glorious Forerunner and Prophet John the Baptist), the First All Souls Saturday is transferred to the day before, 23 February (Holy Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna).

DateFeastMoved
to
Date
Feast
25 JanuaryOur Father among the Saints Gregory
the Theologian,
Patriarch of
Constantinople
24 JanuaryVenerable Mother Xenia
of Rome
27 JanuaryTransfer
of Remains
of St. John
Chrysostom
26 JanuaryHoly Father Xenophon
and
his relatives
30 JanuaryThree Holy
Hierarchs:
Our Father among the Saints Basil
the Great,
Our Father among the Saints Gregory
the Theologian,
and
St. John
Chrysostom,
Great
Ecumenical
Doctors
31 JanuaryHoly Cyrus
and John,
the Moneyless
Wonderworkers.
2 FebruaryGreat Feast
of
Holy Hypapanty
of Jesus Christ
and
The Purification
of
Theotokos
26 JanuaryHoly Father Xenophon
and
his relatives
24 FebruaryFirst and
Second
Discoveries
of head
of Holy
and Glorious
Forerunner and
Prophet
John the
Baptist
23 FebruaryHoly Hieromartyr
Polycarp,
Bishop of Smyrna

 

Pascha Cycle Triodion Prophon-
isimon
Sundays
Great
Lent
Transition
Period
Palm
Sun.
Shanee-
neh
Great
and
Holy
Week
Pascha Ascension Pentecost

 

Memorial Service

All Souls Saturdays with the Evlogitaria of the Dead has a description of the Memorial Service, including the "Evlogitaria of the Dead" prayer.

How to determine when the First All Souls Saturday occurs.

A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries

Some important dates in Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Cycle in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries for the years 2000-2010.

More Information

Primer for Melkite Worship and Ritual Please click on 40 Day Memorial for the Dead. Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States. Material prepared by Fr. Philaret Littlefield for inclusion in the St. George (Milwaukee, WI) Melkite Sunday Bulletin.

Saturday of the Dead Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

 

Ikon

Saturday of the Dead Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Triodion

 

Prophonisimon
SundayNameDay
before
Great
Lent
ApostolosGospelGospel
Action
Impor-
tant
that
day
Fasting
follow-
ing
week
FirstPharisee
and
Publican
222 Cor.
4:6-15
Lk.
18:10-14
Hear
about
how
to pray
and act
 No
fasting
SecondProdigal Son15Heb.
7:26-8:2
Lk.
15:11-32
Heard
about
God's
eagerness
to
forgive
us sinners
when we
repent
 Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
First
All Souls
Saturday
 9     
ThirdMeat fare

Last
Judgement
81 Cor.
8:8-13
9:1-2
Mt.
25:31-46
Hear
about
judgement
that those
who do
not repent,
and
who do
not obey
God's will,
bring upon
themselves
Tradition
last
day
flesh
(skin and
meat)
from a
vertebrate
and shellfish
is
eaten
until
Pascha
Normal
fasting
(Wed.
and
Fri.)
No
meat
FourthCheese fare
/
Forgiveness
1Rom.
13:11b-14:4
Mt.
6:14-21
Short
Service
Forgiveness
Hear
about
helping
someone
who is
needy or
sick or
suffering,
we are
helping
Christ-
God
Himself
Tradition
last
day
products
from
animal
with
spine /
backbone,
such as
milk,
eggs,
butter,
cheese,
yogurt,
cottage
cheese,
are
eaten
until
Pascha
Great
Lent
fasting

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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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