Holy Saturday Hymn dedicated to the Burial of Christ


Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. This day is dedicated to the Burial and Descent of Christ into Hades. In the morning, the first Resurrection is celebrated in the church, during which the song “ἀνάστα, ὁ Θεός, κρίνων τὴν γῆν, ὅτι σὺ κατακληρονομήσεις ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι” is sung.

At midnight on Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated according to the Orthodox standard.

We are staying home during these days of the Divine Passion and through the Greek Herald, we participate in the mystagogy of these days, listening daily to the hymns of Holy Week.

Listen to the hymn here:


Το Μεγάλο Σάββατο είναι η τελευταία μέρα της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας και της Μεγάλης Σαρακοστής. Η ημέρα αυτή είναι αφιερωμένη στην Ταφή και την Κάθοδο του Χριστού στον Άδη. Το πρωί εορτάζεται στην εκκλησία η πρώτη Ανάσταση, κατά την οποία ψάλλεται το “ἀνάστα, ὁ Θεός, κρίνων τὴν γῆν, ὅτι σὺ κατακληρονομήσεις ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι”. Τα μεσάνυχτα του Μεγάλου Σαββάτου προς Κυριακή του Πάσχα εορτάζεται κατά το ορθόδοξο τυπικό η Ανάσταση του Χριστού. Μένουμε σπίτι αυτές τις ημέρες του Θείου Πάθους και μέσω του «Ελληνικού Κήρυκα» συμμετέχουμε στη μυσταγωγία των ημερών, ακούγοντας καθημερινά τους ύμνους της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας




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