Wednesday, April 24, 2024 UTC

FEB 3: ALL SOULS SATURDAY

     PANACHIDA FOR 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY WILL BE CELEBRATED AFTER DIVINE LITURGY ON FEBRUARY 4TH.

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/directory

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 3); Saturdays of the Great Fast; so the second (Feb 24 – NOTE: The Polyeleos Feast of the First and Sedond Findings of the Head of John the Baptist replaces the 2nd All Soul’s Saturday, but for Pastorial reasons a Panachida may be observed), third (Mar 2), fourth (Mar 9 – NOTE: The Polyeleos Feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste replaces the 4th All Suul’s Saturday, but for Pastorial reasons a Panachida may be celebrated); and the Saturday before Pentecost (May 18).

Verified by MonsterInsights