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Matins of Holy Saturday


The Holy Shroud placed in the center of the Church

The Matins of Holy Saturday is the first significant change to the mood of the week. Until now, we have seen the overall mood being that of “sorrow”; with tonight’s service, however, we start to see the mood change to that of “joyful anticipation.” This Saturday is called the “most-blessed Sabbath,” because “He will rise again on the third day” (Kontakion of Holy Saturday).At the singing of the Great Doxology, the Holy Shroud is processed around the church. At the Alleluia verses, the reader chants the verse " Let God Arise, Let his Enemies be Scattered, Let those who hate Him flee from before His face".  Source: http/