Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha in the Orthodox Church

Welcome to the Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha landing page! We invite you to explore the liturgical periods of Triodion, Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecostarion and read about the Sunday feasts celebrated therein. You can also read about the Orthodox Lenten services, practices, family resources, and much more in the Articles Library. Finally, we offer an array of multimedia resources to explore and experience a glimpse of this beautiful time in our Church’s calendar.  

Lazarus Saturday - Celebrated on April 27, 2024

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and penitence, the Church combines this celebration with that of Palm Sunday. In triumph and joy the Church bears witness to the power of Christ over death and exalts Him as King before entering the most solemn week of the year, one that leads the faithful in remembrance of His suffering and death and concludes with the great and glorious Feast of Pascha. Learn More
Great Lent, Holy Week, & Pascha