Pascha 2009 - 04/19/09

On Sunday, April 19, the Orthodox world celebrated the Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha. Starting with Nocturnes, then a Procession, Matins, Paschal Hours, the Festal Divine Liturgy, and the traditional basket blessing, a festive Agape meal was had way into the early hours of the morning. It was a beautiful morning, with near perfect weather, not to mention the highest attendance for Pascha in our 5 year history! Christ is Risen!
Pascha Basket
Blessing of the Paschal foods
The Chapel decorated for Pascha
Choir
Blessed eggs
The Epistle
The Paschal Gospel read ing Slavonic, Greek, German, Latin, Spanish, Amaric, and English
Christ is Risen!
Christos Voskrese!
Christos Anesti!
Altar at Pascha
A Gift for the feast
the Pascha Princess (watch those priest's kids...)
"Thy Resurrection O Christ our Saviour..."
"...the angels in heaven sing..."
"....enable us on earth..."
"...to glorify Thee in purity of heart."
"Glory to the Holy Consubstantial, Life-creating, and undivided Trinity..."
Come receive the light!
Paschal Sermon of St. John
Christ is Risen!