Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

This year is celebrated in:: 2020-04-04

On the 41st day of the period of Great Lent, the Armenian Church commemorates Lazarus being raised from the dead.

The Gospel according to St. John (Jn 11:11-46) relates the story. Lazarus was from a family loved by Jesus Christ. He was the brother of Mary and Martha, who often received Jesus. Lazarus dies after succumbing to an illness. Upon hearing that His friend has died, Christ goes to visit the family, and says to Martha, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies…” Christ asks Martha if she believes this, to which she replies, “Yes, Lord. I do believe that you are the Messiah, who was to come into the world.” Christ, standing before the grave, commands Lazarus to come forth, and he appears, being restored to life. By doing so, Christ proves that He is, in fact “Life and Resurrection”.

The Gospel story telling about the raising of Lazarus contains the passage: “Jesus wept.” The Jews, seeing Jesus expressing grief, said: “See how much he loved him!”
The raising of Lazarus is an example of the coming resurrection of all those who have fallen asleep in Christ. The weeping of Jesus demonstrates His great love towards mankind.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates

2019-04-13 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2020-04-04 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2021-03-27 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2022-04-09 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2023-04-01 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2024-03-23 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2025-04-12 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2026-03-28 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2027-03-20 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2028-04-08 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2029-03-24 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

2030-04-13 Commemoration of Raising of Lazarus

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