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Why can't one do prostrations during Saturday's Liturgy? What rule would one be breaking? If one feels a desire to humble oneself before God, what would prevent one from doing that? Didn't St Paul say not to let time or season govern us, the born again in Christ?

"Let all things be done decently and in order" (1 Cor 14:40). Our Church put in order the ways to worship the Lord during the liturgies. We do not prostrate on Saturdays nor Sundays; for Sunday commemorates the resurrection of our Lord and Saturday is the Sabbath of the Lord. Our Church has arranged that those two days be days of joy and festivity concentrating on the Lord and His victory over death.

I would like to point out that there are two kinds of prostration; one is prostration of repentance and humility when we remember our sins and prostrate asking God to forgive us our sins and have mercy on us. The other is prostration of honor and glory to the Lord and this is done even on Saturdays and Sundays liturgies such as when the priest prostrates before the altar of God.
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