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Synaxarion for Holy and Great Saturday

On Holy and Great Saturday, we celebrate the Burial of the Divine Body of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ, and His descent into Hades, through which our race was recalled from corruption, and was transplanted to eternal life.

Synaxarion for Holy and Great Friday

On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ – the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes – and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.