The Saturday of Lazaros

The resurrection of Lazaros is viewed as prophecy in action. It prefigures both the resurrection of Christ, as well as the general resurrection of all the dead in the end times. The hymns of the feast also emphasize the biblical truth that the resurrection as such, is more than an event. It is a person, Christ Himself, who bestows eternal life now upon all who believe in Him, and not at some obscure future time (Jn 11.25-26). (from Great Week and Pascha in the Greek Orthodox Church, Alkiviadis Calivas)


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