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Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week

Pascha
Cycle
Great
Lent
Transi-
tion
Period
Lazarus
Sat.
Triumphal
Entry
of
Jesus
Christ
into
Jerusalem
Palm
Sun.
Shanee-
neh
Divine
Liturgy
of
Palm
Sun.
Sha-
nee-
neh
with
Pro-
cess-
ion
Divine
Liurgy
Chang-
able
Prayers
Bless
Palm
Olive
Branch
Vespers
of
Great
Holy
Mon.
Matins
of
Great
Holy
Mon.

 

 

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 begins at the beginning of the Vespers of Lazarus Saturday on the evening of the Friday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent and ends just before the Vespers of Great and Holy Monday on Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh afternoon.

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

How to determine when the Transition Period occurs

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

Images

Images of Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Great and Holy Week

Great and Holy Week is within the Pascha Cycle. Great and Holy Week is between the Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week and Holy and Glorious Pascha. Great and Holy Week begins at the beginning of the Vespers of Great and Holy Monday on Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday--Shaneeneh afternoon and ends just before the Divine Liturgy of Holy and Glorious Pascha is celebrated on Great and Holy Saturday evening.

Great Lent

Great Lent is Forty Days. The 40-day count begins at the beginning of the Vespers of Clean Monday Service of Forgiveness on the evening of the Fourth Sunday of Triodion --Cheese fare / Forgiveness and ends just before the Vespers of Lazarus Saturday on the evening of the Friday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent.
Cean Monday is day 1 and the Friday after the 5th Sunday of Great Lent is day 40.
Sundays do count.

Liturgical Cycle

Liturgical Cycle
Calendar 2001 / 2002 Liturgical Cycle

Great Feast Days

Great Feast Days

Feasts Days - Specific

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
The Theotokos
The Holy Prophet and Glorious Forerunner John the Baptist


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