Monday, January 30, 2023 UTC

FEB 11: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PROPERS FOR ALL SOULS SATURDAY: All_Souls_Saturday_DL

PARASTAS: Parastas

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

An Explantation of the Byzantine Rite Liturgical Practice of Observing All Souls Saturdays (from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/an-explantation-of-the-byzantine-rite-liturgical-practive-of-observing-all-souls-saturdays/

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 11); Saturdays of Great Lent so the second (March 4), third (Mar 11), and fourth (Mar 18); and the Saturday before Pentecost (May 27).