Great Lent: From Lazarus Saturday through Pascha
9:30 AM - Divine Liturgy
Lazarus Saturday is a paschal celebration. It is the only time in the Church year that the resurrectional service of Sunday is celebrated on another day. At the liturgy of Lazarus Saturday, the Church glorifies Christ as "the Resurrection and the Life" who, by raising Lazarus, has confirmed the universal resurrection even before His own suffering and death.
By raising Lazarus from the dead before Thy passion,
Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection, 0 Christ God!
Like the children with the branches of victory, we cry out to Thee,
O Vanquisher of Death: Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!
At the Divine Liturgy of Lazarus Saturday the baptismal verse from Galatians-"As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ" (Gal 3:27)-replaces the Thrice-Holy Hymn. At Holy Trinity, parishioners gather after the morning Liturgy to weave palms for Palm Sunday. All are welcome!
To learn more about Lazarus Saturday, click here