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Ψυχοσάββατο: What is it and what should we do?

Ψυχοσσάβατο is the common name of the Saturday before the Sunday of Carnival and on Saturday before the Sunday of Pentecost.This year, the first ψυχοσάββατο is on 18 February.If all the Saturdays of the year is dedicated to the souls of christians who have died over the centuries, with the hope of resurrection at the second coming, according to the Scriptures, the Church honours especially the memory Ψυχοσάββατο or if you prefer the above two souls ‘ night.The two souls ‘ night honoured by the faithful with memorial services in the churches, τρισάγια the graves of all who have suffered great their persons, sharing κολλύβων and handouts to the poor (“psychic”), and the custom prohibiting the work.The Ψυχοσάββατο before the Sunday of the prodigal son has the following meaning : The next day is dedicated to the second coming of the Lord, that great day when we will all stand before the throne of the great Judge. For this reason the Memorial of the departed we are asking the Lord to be merciful and to show sympathy and longsuffering, not only to us but also to προαπελθόντας brothers, and all of us included it among the sons of the Heavenly Kingdom.The Ψυχοσάββατο of Pentecost is also called the Ρουσαλιού, because it derives its origin from the roman celebration of Ρουσαλίων or Ροζαλίων. It is the day that, according to folk belief, the souls return to the underworld, since during the easter period, circulated freely on the earth. The sadness of the souls, but also their relatives, expressed by the couplet:All Saturdays, to pan, to pan and to γυρίσουνΤο Saturday of Ρουσαλιού to go, not to come back.During the two great souls ‘ night the Church calls us to a global memory of “all the of world the dead godly in hope of the resurrection of eternal life”. Mentions:* All those who have suffered “άωρον death”, in a foreign land and country, on land and at sea.* Those who died from λοιμική disease, wars, frosts, earthquakes and natural disasters.* Those who were burned or lost.* Those who were poor and destitute and couldn’t take care of anyone to the honor with the similar Sequences and Memorials.

Ψυχοσσάβατο is the common name of the Sabbath before…
the Sunday of Carnival and on Saturday before the Sunday of Pentecost.
This year, the first ψυχοσάββατο is on 18 February.
If all the Saturdays of the year is dedicated to the souls of christians who have died over the centuries, with the hope of resurrection at the second coming, according to the Scriptures, the Church honours especially the memory Ψυχοσάββατο or if you prefer the above two souls ‘ night.
The two souls ‘ night honoured by the faithful with memorial services in the churches, τρισάγια the graves of all who have suffered great their persons, sharing κολλύβων and handouts to the poor (“psychic”), and the custom prohibiting the work.
The Ψυχοσάββατο before the Sunday of the prodigal son has the following meaning : The next day is dedicated to the second coming of the Lord, that great day when we will all stand before the throne of the great Judge. For this reason the Memorial of the departed we are asking the Lord to be merciful and to show sympathy and longsuffering, not only to us but also to προαπελθόντας brothers, and all of us included it among the sons of the Heavenly Kingdom.
The Ψυχοσάββατο of Pentecost is also called the Ρουσαλιού, because it derives its origin from the roman celebration of Ρουσαλίων or Ροζαλίων. It is the day that, according to folk belief, the souls return to the underworld, since during the easter period, circulated freely on the earth. The sadness of the souls, but also their relatives, expressed by the couplet:
All the Saturdays to pan, to pan and to come back
On Saturday, the Ρουσαλιού to go, not to come back.
During the two great souls ‘ night the Church calls us to a global memory of “all the of world the dead godly in hope of the resurrection of eternal life”. Mentions:
* All those who have suffered “άωρον death”, in a foreign land and country, on land and at sea.
* Those who died from λοιμική disease, wars, frosts, earthquakes and natural disasters.
* Those who were burned or lost.
* Those who were poor and destitute and not make sure to them honour, with the appropriate Protocol
υθίες and Memorials.

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