We celebrate the feast of Annunciation on April 7th, this year. . This week proceeds the Palm Sunday. Today we are reminded about Lord's boundless love for us, despite our sins. This feast is the call for prayer, in the example of the Holy Theotocos.

St. John’s Gospel records the story of Christ’s raising Lazarus from the dead as the last action of Christ before His entry into Jerusalem. That setting has given rise to the feast of Lazarus Saturday in the Orthodox Church – a small Pascha before Holy Week.