Lazarus Saturday
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Lazarus Saturday

The somber tone of Holy Week is preceded by a two day feast commemorating the resurrection of Lazarus who had been dead for 4 days, and the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem. It is significant that Holy Week begins with Christ resurrecting Lazarus from the dead. This event confirms the power of Christ…

Holy Week and Pascha – A Story told with Slate

[link-preview url=”https://slate.adobe.com/cp/U0cyt/”] “Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let’s explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week.”   This explanation of Holy Week and Pascha…

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Fasting

Dear Faithful, We are officially halfway through the Holy Fast. Great Lent is already past its midpoint. During the middle of the Fast, it is good for us to examine ourselves.   How am I doing this Lent?  Am I repenting? Have I really attempted to repent through the means of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting?…

Prayer
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Prayer

Dear Faithful,   By the mercy of God, we have completed the third week of Great Lent. What a joy it has been to be in the Church, to attend the services, and to commune with our Triune God. We have discussed that the foundation and purpose of Lent is our repentance, our return to…