Saturday of the Holy and Righteous Friend of Christ, Lazarus

Detail: Icon depicting 'Christ Raising Lazarus from the Dead'. Icon provided by Athanasios Clark and used with permission.

Learn About the Feast of the Saturday of Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and penitence, the Church combines this celebration with that of Palm Sunday. Learn More »

Listen to the Feast of the Saturday of Lazarus

Troparion of the Saturday of Lazarus, Orthros (Tone One)

O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead, before Thy Passion, thou didst confirm the universal resurrection. Wherefore, we, like babes, carry the insignia of triumph and victory, and cry to Thee, O vanquisher of death, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Listen »

Exaposteilaria, Saturday of St. Lazarus (Tone Three)

By Your word, O Word of God, Lazarus now leaps out of death, having returned to this life. Therefore the peoples honor You with their branches, O Mighty One; for You shall destroy Hades utterly by Your own death.

By means of Lazarus has Christ already plundered you, O death. Where is your victory, O Hades? For the lament of Bethany is handed over now to you. Let us all wave against it our branches of victory. Listen »

Kontakion (Tone Two)

Christ the Joy, the Truth, and the Light of All, the Life of the World and the Resurrection - has appeared in his goodness to those on earth. He has become the Image of our resurrection, granting divine forgiveness to all.

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2015 DRE Catalog

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