The Holy Pascha: Lazarus Saturday & The Feast of Palms IIIa
He is stoned, but is not taken. He prayers, but He hears prayers. He weeps, but He causes tears to cease. He asks where Lazarus was laid, for He was Man; but He raises Lazarus, for He was God …
I know three classes among the saved; the slaves, the hired servants, the sons. If you are a slave, fear the whip. If you are a hired servant, look only to receive your wages. If you are a son, revere Him as a Father, and work that which is good, because it is good to obey a Father. And even though no reward will come to you, this is itself a reward, that you please your Father. St Greagory Nazianzen
Through the grace of God, this is the third edition of this volume. This volume includes more than 800 pages and over 1000 excerpts from the patristic writings such as the writing of St. Athanasius, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory Nazianzen, St. Basil the Great, the Scholar Origen, and many others. Additionally, each day and each hour are introduced with a brief explanation, the theme of the reading, events, and rites contained within. We have also included four additional articles: a spiritual introduction to Holy Pascha Week by the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III, a second article which provides a historical overview of the Holy Week tradition as compared with others Apostolic traditions, and two articles explaining the theological, historical, and spiritual context of some of the hymns of Great Friday. From the Preface by His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion.