Sunday, December 17, 2017 UTC

APRIL 8: LAZARUS SATURDAY & BUTTER LAMB WORKSHOP

Lazarus-01 APRIL 8: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; BUTTER LAMB WORKSHOP – 12:30 PM.

Feast commemorates the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when He raised his friend Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. The effects of this miracle were immediate: it caused many of the Jews to put their faith in the Jesus, and it led to the decision of the Sanhedrin to have him killed. At Divine Liturgy, we first hear the Troparion of Lazarus Saturday, which will be repeated on Palm Sunday: “Christ our God, before your passion you confirmed our common resurrection when you raised Lazarus from the dead. Therefore, like the children we carry the symbols of victory and cry out to you, the Victor over Death: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

At 12:30 PM in the church hall a Butter Lamb workshop will be offered by Marie Taylor.  A lamb of butter is a traditional Pascha item representing Christ, the Lamb of God. It is a tradition accompanying the Pascha/Easter meal for many Russian, Slovenian, Polish Catholics. You may also bring your butter lamb to the Pascha celebration on Sunday for it to be blessed. The demonstration is free for anyone who would like to participate.  You will need to bring two pounds of butter (in quarters), a plate to make it on, and a butter knife.  The lamb will take up a plate’s worth of space in your fridge, so prepare for that before you make it.  A cake carrier is a great container to transport the lamb. If you have any questions or would like to rsvp- contact Marie Taylor at [email protected].

 

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