Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday is a Christian holiday in the Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the Eastern Catholic Churches which follow the Byzantine Rite. It is observed the day before and shares  litergy with Palm Sunday.

Lazarus Saturday follows the 40 Days of Lent and is a day of part feast and part fast. It is The feast celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus of Bethany, the narrative of which is found in the New Testament Gospel of John. It is the first day of Holy Week in the Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches.

In Serbia, Lazarus Saturday also commemorates the Tsar Lazar who died symbolically for Serbia at the Battle of Kosovo. Branches with bells are blessed and distributed to the parishiners.

Lazarus Saturday is celebrated on...
2013 March 23rd
2014 April 12th
2015 March 28th
2016 March 19th
2017 April 8th
2018 March 24th
2019 April 13th
2020 April 4th
2021 March 27th

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