Sunday, September 25, 2022 UTC

APRIL 16: GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY

   

JERUSALEM MATINS: Holy_Saturday_Matins

HOLY SATURDAY VESPERS & DIVINE LITURGY: Holy_Saturday_Vesper_Liturgy

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

RESURRECTION SERVICES ACCORDING TO THE RUTHENIAN TRADITION: https://archpitt.org/resurrection-services-according-to-the-ruthenian-tradition/

BYZANTINE LITURGICAL THEOLOGY OF GREAT & HOLY WEEK – GREAT SATURDAY: Byzantine Liturgical Theology of Great and Holy Week Great Saturday

On Holy Saturday we hear the Gospel Matthew 28: 1-20. The faithful women visit Jesus’ tomb and an angel invites them to see the place where Jesus had been laid. They are told to tell Jesus’ disciples that He is risen. As they leave the area they encounter the risen Jesus. The guards, who were incapacitated by the angel, report to the chief priests about the incident and the priests bribe the guards to lie about what happened.