MEMORIAL SATURDAYS

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MEMORIAL SATURDAYS - The second, third, and fourth Saturdays are called Memorial Saturdays since they are dedicated to the remembrance of the dead. On Memorial Saturdays the liturgical hymns pray universally for all of the departed, and the Matins for the dead, popularly called the parastasis or panikhida, is served with specific mention of the deceased by name. Litanies and prayers are also added to the Divine Liturgy at which the scripture readings refer to the dead and their salvation by Christ.

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