Great and Holy Saturday

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19 Saturday 9:30 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

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Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed Sabbath.

“The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this day when he said: God blessed the seventh day. This is the blessed Sabbath This is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all His works….”

(Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday)

By using this title the Church links Holy Saturday with the creative act of God. In the initial account of creation as found in the Book of Genesis, God made man in His own image and likeness. To be truly himself, man was to live in constant communion with the source and dynamic power of that image: God. Man fell from God. Now Christ, the Son of God through whom all things were created, has come to restore man to communion with God. He thereby completes creation. All things are again as they should be. His mission is consummated. On the Blessed Sabbath He rests from all His works.
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Paschal Food Blessings after Liturgy, 2 pm, 4 pm

 

The Pascha of the Lord
19 Saturday 11:30 pm Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Artos Blessing, Paschal Greeting, Blessing of Paschal Food and Agape
20 Sunday 12:00 Noon—Great Vespers,
Procession and Agape
Bright Monday
21 Monday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Bright Wednesday
23 Wednesday 7:00 pm Great Vespers at Christ the Saviour Church, Paramus
Bright Saturday
26 Saturday Blessing of Graves:
10:00 am Jersey City
11:00 am Bayview Cemetery
12:00 pm Kenilworth Cemetery
6:00 pm Vespers
Saint Thomas Sunday—April 27
27 Sunday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12:30 pm—Arlington Cemetery,
1:00 pm—Hillside
2:00 pm—Passaic Cemetery

Matins & Anointing

16 Wednesday 6:30 pm Matins & Anointing

On Great and Holy Wednesday, the hymns of the Bridegroom Service remind us of the sinful woman who poured precious ointment on Christ’s head at Simon the leper’s house (Mt. 26:7). washingfeetb
17 Thursday 9:30 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
The Saving Passion, Death and Burial of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
6:30 pm Matins and Passion Gospels
18 Friday 3:00 pm Great Vespers and Placement of the Holy Shroud in the Tomb
6:30 pm Matins and Procession with the Holy Shroud
The Blessed Sabbath
19 Saturday 9:30 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Paschal Food Blessings after Liturgy, 2 pm, 4 pm

The Pascha of the Lord
19 Saturday 11:30 pm Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Artos Blessing, Paschal Greeting, Blessing of Paschal Food and Agape
20 Sunday 12:00 Noon—Great Vespers,
Procession and Agape
Bright Monday
21 Monday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Bright Wednesday
23 Wednesday 7:00 pm Great Vespers at Christ the Saviour Church, Paramus
Bright Saturday
26 Saturday Blessing of Graves:
10:00 am Jersey City
11:00 am Bayview Cemetery
12:00 pm Kenilworth Cemetery
6:00 pm Vespers
Saint Thomas Sunday—April 27
27 Sunday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12:30 pm—Arlington Cemetery,
1:00 pm—Hillside
2:00 pm—Passaic Cemetery

The Raising of Lazarus

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The Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)
Commemorated on April 12
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Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Visible triumphs are few in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ. He preached a kingdom “not of this world.” At His nativity in the flesh there was “no room at the inn.” For nearly thirty years, while He grew “in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52), He lived in obscurity as “the son of Mary.” When He appeared from Nazareth to begin His public ministry, one of the first to hear of Him asked: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John I :46). In the end He was crucified between two thieves and laid to rest in the tomb of another man.

13 Sunday ENTRY OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM. PALM SUNDAY. Hieromartyr Artemon, Presbyter, of Laodicea in Syria (303). Martyr Crescens, of Myra in Lycia. Woman Martyr Thomaïs, of Alexandria (5th c.). Philippians 4:4-19 and John 12:1-18
9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

GREAT AND HOLY PASSION WEEK APRIL 14—21
The Barren Fig Tree
13 Sunday 5:00 pm Bridegroom Matins
The Wise and Foolish Virgins
14 Monday 6:30 pm Bridegroom Matins
The Sinful Woman
15 Tuesday 6:30 pm Bridegroom Matins
The Mystical Supper
16 Wednesday 6:30 pm Matins & Anointing
17 Thursday 9:30 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
The Saving Passion, Death and Burial of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ
6:30 pm Matins and Passion Gospels
18 Friday 3:00 pm Great Vespers and Placement of the Holy Shroud in the Tomb
6:30 pm Matins and Procession with the Holy Shroud
The Blessed Sabbath
19 Saturday 9:30 am Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Paschal Food Blessings after Liturgy, 2 pm, 4 pm

The Pascha of the Lord
19 Saturday 11:30 pm Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Artos Blessing, Paschal Greeting, Blessing of Paschal Food and Agape
20 Sunday 12:00 Noon—Great Vespers,
Procession and Agape
Bright Monday
21 Monday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Bright Wednesday
23 Wednesday 7:00 pm Great Vespers at Christ the Saviour Church, Paramus
Bright Saturday
26 Saturday Blessing of Graves:
10:00 am Jersey City
11:00 am Bayview Cemetery
12:00 pm Kenilworth Cemetery
6:00 pm Vespers
Saint Thomas Sunday—April 27
27 Sunday 9:30 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12:30 pm—Arlington Cemetery,
1:00 pm—Hillside
2:00 pm—Passaic Cemetery

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