This stichera hymn sung last night really grabbed my attention. So vivid, it brings a bit of excitement to my heart as we know it to be a foretaste of what is to come.
We have completed the forty days that profit our souls.Tone 8 Stichera Hymn of Lazarus Saturday
Let us sing: “Rejoice, city of Bethany, home of Lazarus!
Rejoice, Mary and Martha, his sisters!
Tomorrow Christ will come and raise your dead brother to life.
Bitter and unsatisfied, hell will hear His voice.
Shaking and groaning, it will release bound Lazarus.
The assembly of Hebrews will be amazed.
They will greet Him with palms and branches.
Though their priests and elders look on Him with envy and malice,
the children shall praise Him in song:
‘Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord,
the King of Israel!’”
May you have a very blessed Lazarus Saturday as we rejoice, “Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!”