Holy Pascha April 30-May 1

Great and Holy Pascha

Saturday, April 30, 2016

 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: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life.”  Romans 6:4

Enclosed in the printed bulletin is the Pascha letter from His Grace, Bp ANTHONY. Bishop of Toledo and the Midwest.

New Members: We welcome Howard and Rhonda Webb who recently relocated to our city.

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, be sure to join us as we break the fast together. Food has been prepared, but we also appreciate donations. Catch a glimpse into the future of All Saints when you are in the social hall both Saturday and Sunday!

(Helpers are needed to set out the food, Saturday Night.)


 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.


Monday, May 2 – Sunday, May 8, 2016


Monday, May 2: Divine Liturgy St. George, the Great Martyr at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at Noon: The Hours of Pascha

will be chanted.(Don’t be late – this is a glorious 15 minute service!)

Saturday, May 7: Reader Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, May 8: Typica with Eucharist at 10:00 on St. Thomas Sunday /  Mother’s Day

…Please Note that Father Peter Jon and His Family will be traveling May 3-13th.

…Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’ home resumes with a study of the Ephesian Epistle May 19th throughout June from 3-5pm each Thursday.


 Blessed Name Day: Irene Vlachos-Weber (The Great Martyr Irene – 5th)

Memory Eternal: Cathy (27th); Nassif Saliba (30th); Met. Constantine of Baghdad (20th)

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.