Sunday, October 21, 2018 UTC

MAR 31: GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY & VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT (BLESSING OF PASCHA BASKETS AT END OF LITURGY)

JERUSALEM MATINS: 8:00 AM; VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL: 4:00 PM; PASCHA BASKETS WILL BE BLESSED AT END OF LITURGY.

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.