Wednesday, October 27, 2021 UTC

MAR 13: 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAYS

PROPERS FOR 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY: All_Souls_Saturday_DL

PARASTAS: Parastas

All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Churches. Saturday is a traditional day for prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday.

There are several All Souls Saturdays throughout the year. These days are devoted to prayer for departed relatives and others among the faithful who might not be commemorated specifically as Saints. The Divine Services on these days have special hymns added to them to commemorate the departed.

All Byzantine Catholics observe All Soul Saturdays on Meatfare Saturday (Feb 6); Saturdays of Great Lent so the second (Feb 27), third (Mar 6), and fourth (Mar 13); and the Saturday before Pentecost (May 22).