Today’s Holiday: Lazarus Saturday

Today’s Holiday:
Lazarus Saturday

In Russia and in all Eastern Orthodox churches, the Saturday before Palm Sunday is set aside to honor Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead. Pussywillows are blessed at the evening service in the Russian Orthodox Church, and the branches are distributed to the worshippers, who take them home and display them above their icons. On this day in Greece, Romania, and the former Yugoslavia, one custom is for groups of children to carry willow branches from house to house and sing songs and act out the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. More…:

6 responses to “Today’s Holiday: Lazarus Saturday

  1. Happy Easter!…Sau…Shalom!

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