Please join us for Saturday of Lazarus
Saturday, March 31, 2018
8:30 am Orthos / 9:45 am Divine Liturgy
Followed by a complimentary pancake breakfast and making of the palms
The youth will also practice the palm procession for Sunday.
The Saturday of Lazaros is counted among the major feasts of the Church. It is celebrated with great reverence and joy. The event of the raising of Lazaros is recorded in the Gospel of John (11. 1-45). The resurrection of Lazaros is viewed as a prophecy in action. It prefigures both the resurrection of Christ, as well as the general resurrection of all the dead in the end times. The hymns of the feast also emphasize the biblical truth that the resurrection as such, is more than an event. It is a person, Christ Himself, who bestows eternal life now upon all who believe in Him, and not at some obscure future time (Jn 11.25-26).
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