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Resurrection of LazarusLazarus Saturday - Transition Period First Day

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Lazarus Saturday commemorates the great miracle of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's raising Lazarus from the dead. This action was Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's greatest miracle.
This miracle revealed:

  • Holy God's desire to save all mankind from death
  • Holy God's compassion, mercy, and love
  • Holy God's power over life and death

The raising of Lazarus is the miracle of the triumph over death and the symbol of our own resurrection.

Coming a week before Holy and Glorious Pascha, the raising of Lazarus after four days in the tomb is a preview of Resurrection of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, own Resurrection on the third day after His Crucifixion, Holy and Glorious Pascha

Also, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ raising Lazarus from the dead worried the Jewish authorities because only Holy God can raise the people from the dead. This action was a reason for them to want Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ dead.

Trisagion Hymn is the Baptismal Hymn

During the Divine Liturgy, the Trisagion Hymn is the the Baptismal Hymn.

English

All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
As many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
Arabic phonetic transliteration:
Antom ol-ladheen bli-Maseeh i'tamadtom al-Maseeh qad labistom, Allilouia
Greek Phonetic transliteration:
Ossi ees Christon evaptisthiteh, Christon enedheesasthen, Allilouia

Apostolos

Heb. 12:28-13:8

Gospel

The Gospel is John 11:1-45. The story of how Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ learned his friend Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was dead. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ went to Bethany. There, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead after he had been in the tomb four days.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

TROPARION (TONE 1)
O Christ God, when You raised Lazarus from the dead, before the time of your passion, you confirmed the future resurrection of all. We too, like the children of old, carry before You the symbols of your triumph and victory and cry out to You, the Conqueror of Death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"

 

Transition Period
NameDay of
Transition
Day before
Pascha
ApostolosGospel
Lazarus Saturday1st Day9th Day
2d Saturday
Heb.
12:28-13:8
Jn.
11:1-45
Palm Sunday
Shaneeneh
2d Day8th Day
1st Sunday
Phil.
4:4-9
Jn.
12:1-18.

Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week

The Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week is Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday --Shaneeneh.

The transition period is a time of celebration:

The Transition Period is a time of feasting, not fasting.

Pascha Cycle

Lazarus Saturday is within the Pascha Cycle. Lazarus Saturday is between the last Friday in Great Lent and Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh.

How to determine when Lazarus Saturday occurs

Great Lent is Forty Days.
A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

Traditions

Traditions of Great Lent and Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Papers

Two Resurrections?? Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

More Information

The Raising of Lazarus Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Mobile Feasts of Our Lord

Saturday of Lazarus Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on The Triodion Celebrations for Great Lent

Ikon

The Raising of Lazarus Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Mobile Feasts of Our Lord

Saturday of Lazarus Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on The Triodion Celebrations for Great Lent

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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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