Because God Said

Because God Said

Be Transfigured – Because God Said There is something that is special and unique in the final miracle of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. On the day before Palm Sunday the Church commemorates the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus. Jesus had performed many other miracles...

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Yes, Lord; I Believe that You Are the Christ

Yes, Lord; I Believe that You Are the Christ

Listen to the Daily Reading for April 23, 2016, Lazarus Saturday and the Feast of St. George. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8 BRETHREN, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe;...

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Lazarus Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!

Lazarus Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!

It perhaps may sound quite odd to our Orthodox Christian ears if on the Saturday of Lazarus, we were to greet each other with the words: “Lazarus is risen! Truly he is risen!” Naturally, no liturgical prescription or precedent exists for this. Nevertheless, the tone of the liturgy on this...

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Lazarus Cross

Lazarus Cross

From the Greek island of Santorini, the ‘Lazarus’ is a large wooden cross covered with rosemary and flowers. On the eve of Holy Week, it is a pre-celebration of the life-giving nature of the Cross which will soon be experienced. The cross is made on the morning of Lazarus Saturday...

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Customs for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Customs for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παραθέτει μια σειρά απο έθιμα για το Σάββατο του Λαζάρου καθώς και για την Κυριακή των Βαίων. Αυτά τα έθιμα είναι ζωντανά ακόμα και στις μέρες μας. Είναι σημαντικό να προσπαθούμε να διατηρούμε την παράδοση μας, μιας και αυτή είναι τόσο στενά δεμένη με την πίστη μας.

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