Reminders for Friday and Saturday
Friday evening: Lamentations and Procession at 6:00
Saturday morning: Harrowing of Hades Liturgy at 9:00
Saturday evening, April 11: Rush at 10:00, followed by Orthros and Paschal Liturgy near 11:00 with Paschal Feast near 12:30 p.m.
Great and Holy Pascha
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Welcome to the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In the liturgies of the Orthodox Church we proclaim that Christ gave Himself over to death on the Cross “For the Life of the World,” and so we invite all creation to celebrate together Christ’s miraculous and life-giving Resurrection from the dead.
English: Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Arabic: Al Maseeh Qam! Haqan Qam!
Greek: Khristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Romanian: Cristos a Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat!
Russian: Kristos Voskresey! Voyistino Voskresey!
Nourishment of the Soul:”I slept on the cross, and a sword pierced My side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in Hades. The sword that pierced Me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you. Rise, let us leave this place!” – Jesus addressing Adam in Hades (an excerpt from and Ancient Homily)
Holy Communion: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church. The choir goes first to the cup, then everyone follows as the ushers assist from front to back. Those in the overflow may follow adjacent rows.
FOLLOWING THIS EVENING’S SERVICE, please join us for the fellowship time as we break the Lenten Fast. Food has been prepared, but we appreciate donations from our parishioners.
TOMORROW at NOON (Sunday)
During the Sunday Agape Service, the Good News of the Resurrection from St. John 20:19-28 will be read in many languages. Following the service we will celebrate the Holy Feast with a procession to the Empty Tomb, an egg hunt for the children, and with delicious food prepared by our parishioners. For the safety of guests, of our elderly, and of all children, we ask there be no running and chase games in the building. Let’s help our children be safe and play on the lawn and not in the busy parking lot.
THIS WEEK: Monday, April 13 – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at noon: The Hours of Pascha will be chanted.(Don’t be late – this is a glorious 15 minute service!)
Wednesday, April 15: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, April 18: St. Thomas – Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, April 19: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 on St. Thomas Sunday
ALL SAINTS FAMILY NEWS
Happy Birthday: Subdeacon Jon (Jeff) (14th); Marvin (15th)
Blessed Name Day: Subdeacon Jon (St. John of Vilna-14th); Ayris (St. Anastasia-16th)
Anniversary Blessings: Daniel & Gala (14th)
Memory Eternal: Fr.Thomas Hopko (18th); Phyllis Walker (21st)
Prayer List: Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
A Heartfelt Thank You –We send a special thank you for all who have participated in Holy Week: Those who have served at the altar; those who worked inside and outside; those who have baked holy bread; those who have cleaned the building; those who have decorated; those who have donated decorative flowers; those who have cooked or carried in food; those who have chanted, read, and sung; those who have attended the services and those who have contributed in numberless ways. Again, thank you to all those who love our Lord and His Holy Church meeting at All Saints.
Prayer List: Julian;Margaret (Dn. Lawrence’s cousin); Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker (both in ill health); Deacon Seraphim (surgery scheduled); Vicki Gans; Kh. Marilyn; Paoli victims Melissa & Children; Jean Foley & Laham family (lung cancer – friends of Lloyd & Barbara George); Bill Bauer; Hoppe & Moore Families (OCMC Missionaries); Dye Family; Vivian Orfanos; Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Marianne (Stephanie’s friend); Dee Haney; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian, Catherine & Marah; Heather (Charles’ daughter); Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Brooke (Theckla); Elizabeth, and Gabriella); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi