Friday, April 14, 2017

Holy and Great Saturday Resource Page

On Holy and Great Saturday, we celebrate the Burial of the Divine Body of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ, and His descent into Hades, through which our race was recalled from corruption, and was transplanted to eternal life.


In vain you watchmen guard the tomb.
No grave can contain the Source of Life.

Synaxarion for Holy and Great Saturday

Holy and Great Saturday: Scripture Readings

Holy and Great Saturday (Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos)

Concerning the Burial of the Lord (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

On the Lord's Passion, Death and Descent into Hades (St. John of Damascus)

The Homily on Holy Saturday by St. John of Damascus: A Summary

St. Amphilochios of Iconium: On the Burial of Our Savior

St. Epiphanios of Salamis: The Lord's Descent Into Hades

How Christ Buries Himself In Us In Order To Raise Us (St. Symeon the New Theologian)

Christ's Divine Strategy in Defeating the Devil (St. Gregory Palamas)

The Liturgical Theme of Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday in Fourth Century Jerusalem According to Nun Egeria

Who Wrote the Lamentations of Holy Saturday?

A Lamentation of the Lamentations

One of the Most Beloved and Most Beautiful Hymns of Holy Week That is Rarely Chanted

Ezekiel's Prophecy of the Resurrection

The Mystery of the Tomb of Christ

Great and Holy Saturday: The Forgotten Feast

The Lord In Hades

The Descent of Christ Into Hades

Jesus In Hades and the Sign of Jonah

Christ and the Binding of the Strong Man (Origen of Alexandria)

"Lift Up Your Gates": A Powerful Paschal Custom

Prophet Jonah Resource Page

On Leaving Church Early On Pascha After "Christ is Risen!"

Holy Light of Jerusalem Resource Page

A Prayer Before the All-Holy Sepulchre

Akathist to the Lifebearing Tomb of Christ

Video: The Holy Sepulcher, a 3D Journey Back in Time

Documentary: The Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre (Greek)

The Miraculous Wax Holy Seal of the Holy Sepulchre

One Door and No Fire Exit at Holy Sepulchre Church

Why the Shroud of Turin is Fake

Why the Shroud of Turin is a Forgery

Holy Saturday Morning In Kerkyra (Corfu)

2011 Paschal Messages of Orthodox Leaders

Protestants To Join Orthodoxy on Holy Saturday

Holy Week Resource Page

Pentecostarion Resource Page

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