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The Lamentations of Matins of Holy and Great Saturday, and also An Homily On the Burial of the Divine Body of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on Joseph of Arimathaea, and on the Lord’s Descent Into Hades Which, After His Saving Passion, Wondrously Ensued on the Holy and Great Saturday, by our Father Among the Saints Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus

Translated from the Greek by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery

“One of the most compunctionate services of Holy Week is that of the Lamentations of the Matins of Great and Holy Saturday, which, by anticipation, is generally chanted on Friday evening in parish usage. The Lamentations (in Greek, Ἐγκώμια lit. ‘laudations’) are of a later origin than most of the Triodion hymns, in that they date from the fourteenth or fifteenth centuries. However, they quickly became one of the favorite services of the Orthodox Catholic Christians. [...]In addition to the hymns, we have appended to this publication the beautiful and most compunctionate homily of Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus ‘On Holy and Great Saturday,’ which is translated here for the first time into English[...]. Immediately following Saint Epiphanius’ homily is the majestic processional hymn which was inspired by his homily, and which is chanted during the procession with the Epitaphios.”


Translator’s Introduction
   The First Stasis
   The Second Stasis
   The Third Stasis
The Processional Hymn
Music Appendix

Item Number: BKHT343
Publication Data: Boston, MA: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1981
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: x + 58
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.8 cm × 14.8 cm × 0.7 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing, black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒913026‒51‒4

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