Saint Lazarus Four-Day, the Friend of Christ

Feast Day: Lazarus Saturday

& October 17th – the Removal and Placing of his Holy Relics

The Life of Saint Lazarus: Then Jesus prayed, and, shedding tears for the one who lay there, cried with a loud voice: “Lazarus, come forth.”…



Apolytikion: O Christ our God, before Your Passion, You raised Lazarus from the dead to confirm the common resurrection for all. Therefore, we carry the symbols of victory as did the youths, and we cry out to You, the Victor over death, “Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.”

Kontakion: Christ – everyone’s Joy, the Truth, the Light, Life, the Resurrection of the world – has by His Goodness appeared to those on Earth. He is the Archetype of the Resurrection, granting Divine forgiveness to all.