PALM SUNDAY

Troparion:
O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism,
we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life.
Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying:
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Contagion:
Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God,
receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee:
Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.

LAZARUS SATURDAY

The troparion of the feast:
By raising Lazarus from the dead before Thy passion,
Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection, O Christ God!
Like the children with the branches of victory,
we cry out to Thee, O Vanquisher of Death:
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!

April 7 - THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

SUNDAY OF THE SAINT MARY OF EGYPT

Holy mother Mary, pray to God for us!
To extinguish the flame of the passions, O Mary, thou didst ever shed rivers of tears and fire thy soul with divine love. Grant also to me, thy servant, the grace of tears.

SUNDAY OF SAINT JOHN THE CLIMACUS (JOHN OF THE LADDER)

Saint John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder) is revered by the Holy Church as a great ascetic and author of a remarkable book called the "Ladder of the Spirit" (i.e. a ladder for spiritual ascent).

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