Holy Week + Pascha 2019

FROM THE PASTOR...

My dear Parishioners, Family and Friends!

5 years ago, we celebrated this Feast in a hastily constructed tent because the loss of our temple two weeks before had left us homeless.  However, the sorrow and tears of this loss were almost immediately changed into hope-filled joy.  In retrospect, through the eyes of faith, perhaps God intentionally sent this tragedy to us to remind us that it is only through suffering that we can experience resurrection.

Is this not what takes place in our lives?  Our parents taught us: “….all things work together for good to them that love God.” (Romans 8:28).  Oftentimes it is difficult for us to accept this, but truly, this happens!  Consider the story of our families – what they have gone through.  God never abandoned us!  Look into our homes, especially at our elders.  At one time they cared for us, and now, we care for them.  In such cases we are faced if not today, then most certainly in the future, with the cross and suffering, but afterwards, there will be joy in Christ.  Let us be certain of this!

As proof, look at the photo . Behind us, the still smouldering remains of our church home, but on the faces of those present – smiles of joy!  Joy, because we knew that in Christ, things would be okay.  This is what took place in our community 5 years ago, and this is what will continue to be.  Only hold fast to Jesus!  As in this photo then, so also in the future, know that because of what we prepare to celebrate in the days ahead, He gives us Victory, Life, Resurrection – and Joy!

Mitrophoric Archpriest Roman Galadza- Pastor

May 5th 2014

May 5th 2014

Дорогі мої Парафіяни, Родино і Знайомі!

Дорогі Парафіяни, Родино й Друзі!

5 років тому, ми святкували ці свята в шатрі, бо втрата нашого храму в пожежі два тижні раніше лишила нас бездомними.  Ця втрата, через яку ми так плакали, майже відразу перемінилася на надію через яку ми раділи.  Може Бог навмисно післав цю пригоду, щоб нам пригадати, що лише через страстей, – воскресення.  

В нашім житті, чи то так не буває?  Батьки нас вчили “Нічого злого, що на добро не виходить.”  Звичайно нам тяжко розуміти і прийняти це, але дійсно, так є.  Подуймайте про історію вашої родини – що то Ви пережили, і подивіться, що тепер є….  Бог нас не опустив!  Дивімся на наші родини, а саме на наших поважного віку батьків. Колись вони нами опікувалися, а тепер, ми – ними. В такім випадку перед родиною тепер і в майбутньому хрест і терпіння, але після того, радість у Христі.  Будьмо того певні!

Доказом того подивіться на цю фотоґрафію – за нами ще теплі рештки храму, а на облицях присутніх – усмішки!  Усмішки, бо знали ми, що у Христі, після того всього буде окей. Так у нас в нашій громаді здійснилося, і далі у нас так буде!  Лише тримаймося Ісуса, як на ці фотоґрафії.  Як тоді, так і в майбутньому, знаючи що через ці Свята на які ми готуємося, Він дає нам Перемогу, Життя, Воскресення і – вічну Радість!

Митрофорний Протоієрей Роман Ґаладза- Парох

Schedule of Services

Saturday April 19th  Лазарева Субота - Saturday of Lazarus

8 a.m. - Matins

10 a.m. – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Ordination to the Diaconate of SubdeaconMichael Hayes

7 p.m. – All Night Vigil (Matins) and Blessing of Willow Branches

Sunday April 21 Квітна Неділя – Flower Sunday - Palm Sunday

9:30 a.m. – Reading of the 3rd and 6th Hours.

10 a.m. – Festal Divine Liturgy

April 22,23,24 - Holy and Great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

8-9 a.m. (each morning) - Bridegroom Matins

5-6:30 p.m. (each evening) - Presanctified Liturgy

 

April 25 – Великий Четвер - Holy and Great Thursday

The Last Supper and the Betrayal of Judas.

8 a.m. - Matins

4-6 p.m. Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

8-11 p.m. – Страсті - Matins of the Passion – Twelve Passion Gospels

April 26 – Велика Пятниця - Great and Holy Friday

Christ dies in our place.

8:00-11 a.m. - Royal Hours

6-8:30 p.m. - Vespers of Entombment

The Death and Burial of our Lord, Jesus Christ

8-10 p.m. - Jerusalem Matins

Prayers at the Grave – The Wake Service – in English only Procession with the Plashchanytsia through the Cemetery

 

April 27 – Велика Субота -  Great and Holy Saturday

9:00-10:30 a.m. – Єрусалимська Утреня

Наша Молитва перед Ісусом, що в Гробі.  Українською Мовою.

5:00 -7:30pm. - Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Confessions during all weekday services – Not on Pascha!

 

April 28th ПАСХА - PASCHA – ВОСКРEСEННЯ - RESURRECTION

Doors open at 5 a.m. for final visit to the Tomb.

5:30 a.m. – Надгробне - Removal of Burial Shroud - Plashchanytsia

6:00 a.m. – Procession and Resurrection Matins

Resurrection Matins ends with Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

Then, the Divine Liturgy, followed with outdoor Blessing of Paschal Food.

7:00 p.m. – Agape Vespers The perfect ending to the perfect day!

 April 29th Bright Monday

10am Liturgy

A FEW Very IMPORTANT GUIDELINES:

Donations for the needs of the church will be gratefully collected during the service, in the donation box at the entrance and during the blessing of food. If in any way you were touched by this weeks services we ask that you consider an extra offering to supplement what our parishioners support every week. Your generosity helps us with the many expenses of the parish and this weekend.  We thank you. 

Blessing of Paschal foods - follow the directions of our volunteers and use only the marked areas. The courtyard must remain clear for those exiting the church. 

Park safely in the parking lot. Come early and it won't be a problem. If the lot is full DO NOT park illegally. Parking is permitted on Heritage Rd.

NO parking on driveways and lanes. It is strictly PROHIBITED. If your car is parked in these areas you may be towed or worse, run over by emergency vehicles. You've been warned.

Accessible Parking will be in the first 2 rows of the lot- and a few spots beyond the drop off. Look for signs.

Children under 12 must be supervised by a responsible adult - at all times. There are many hazards on the property including high water levels at the pond. Wandering children will be instructed to return to their caregiver.

Blessing of Paschal foods - follow the directions of our volunteers and use only the marked areas. The courtyard must remain clear for those exiting the church. 

 

Great and Holy Friday 2017