Holy Week and Holy Pascha

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Holy Paschal Journey

April 17-19, 2020

Beloved of All Saints,

Please find below a list of services for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  All services will be available to view/attend online through our website, www.allsaintsbloomington.org.

I miss each and every one of you terribly and look forward to the end of these trying days when God will allow, so that we may celebrate His Holy Resurrection together in-person!

Let’s stay connected as a community!

May the LORD bless and protect us all as we journey toward Jerusalem with Him,

Fr Peter Jon

Schedule of Services

Friday, April 17           Hours of Good Friday at 9am

Friday, April 17           Un-nailing of Christ/ Good Friday Vespers at 3pm

Friday, April 17           Lamentations at 6pm

Saturday, April 18       Harrowing of Hades Liturgy   at  9am

Saturday, April 18       Rush/Matins/Paschal Liturgy  at 10pm

Sunday, April 19          Agape Vespers at the Empty Tomb at Noon

A Note from Fr Seraphim and Kh Parasceva:

We want to send greetings to each of you and your families from PA for a different, but we hope a blessed Pascha.  We are well here and look forward to our return as soon as possible. Along with Fr. Peter Jon, we especially wait for our communing together again.   We pray for all of you each day. 

Christ is Risen!

Those of you on our mailing list should have received letters from His Eminence JOSEPH and His Grace Bp ANTHONY.


                       The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John (20:19-25).

            On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the Disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the Disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

            Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

            Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other Disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.”


Birthday Greetings: Gabriella C (20th); Alexander P (21st); Elizabeth A (24th); Paul B (24th); Maria V (25th)

Name Day Blessing: Griffin F (23rd-St. George); Georges T (23rd – St. George); Elizabeth A (24th-Elizabeth the Wonderworker);

Elise A (24th-Elizabeth the Wonderworker)

Memory Eternal: Rick; infant Sam; Doris Finchum

Prayer List: Friends of Petroula in Greece (Aphrodite and son Angelos); James Finchum’s family at his mother’s passing; Adam; Eileen; Violet (Vicki’s granddaughter’s newborn); Beth & Bobby Lewis (Caleb’s parents with the virus); Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin; Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Catherine with child; Rebekah with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Nikki with child;  Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith Ann; George; Dee; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation; world-wide coronavirus outbreak.


Donations to the church can be made on our web site at allsaintsbloomington.org or

by U.S. mail. Thanks to all who have been blessed to continue

 their contributions to the church.


Verse 1. Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Him flee from before His face.

A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today; a new and holy Pascha, a mystic Pascha, an all venerable Pascha, a Pascha that is Christ the Redeemer; a spotless Pascha, a great Pascha, a Pascha of the faithful, a Pascha that hath opened unto us the gates of Paradise; a Pascha that doth hallow all the faithful.

Verse 2. As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish; as wax melteth before the fire.

Come from that scene, O women, bearers of good tidings, and say to Sion; Receive from us the tidings of joy, of the Resurrection of Christ. Exult, dance, and be glad, O Jerusalem, for thou hast seen Christ the King as a bridegroom come forth from the tomb.

Verse 3. So let sinners perish at the presence of God, and let the righteous be glad.

The myrrh-bearing women at deep dawn drew nigh to the tomb of the Giver of life; they found an Angel sitting upon the stone, and he, addressing them, in this manner did say: Why seek ye the Living among the dead? Why mourn ye the Incorruptible amid corruption? Go, proclaim it unto His disciples.

Verse 4. This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad therein.

A Pascha of delight, Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha, an all venerable Pascha hath dawned for us, a Pascha whereon let us embrace one another with joy. O Pascha, ransom from sorrow! Today Christ hath shone forth from the tomb as from a bridal chamber, and hath filled the women with joy, saying: Proclaim it unto the Apostles.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

It is the day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, O brethren, even to those that hate us: Let us forgive all things on the Resurrection. And thus let us cry: Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!


Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death,

and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!


Priest:                 Christ is risen!

People:   Truly He is risen! (THRICE)

Priest:     Glory to His Holy Third-day Resurrection!

People:   We adore His Holy Third-day Resurrection!