The posted photos show scenes from the liturgical celebration of Holy Week and Pascha at our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, PA
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Beautifully Adorned Icon of the Triumphant Entry of Our Lord Into Jerusalem.
Palms and Willows were blessed during Great Vespers for Palm Sunday
Altarservers lead the procession into the Cathedral for the Festal Liturgy
The Cathedral clergy process into the Church on Palm Sunday
The reading of the Gospel at Palm Sunday Liturgy
Long lines of people came forward during Divine Liturgy to Receive our Lord in the Eucharist
"Receive the Body of Christ"
The willows were placed in Church near the memorial shrine to Metropolitan Nicholas
"Let My Prayer Arise..." Holy Monday and Tuesday Evening the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts was celebrated at The Cathedral.
" O Lord and Master of My Life, Take From Me The Spirit Of Laziness, Despair, Lust of Power and Idle Talk..." St Ephraim's Prayer
"Now the Powers of Heaven with us Invisibly Minister...." The procession at Presanctified Liturgy.
The Service of Holy Unction was celebrated on Holy Wednesday Evening. Joining Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro and the Cathedral Parish were the Seminarians of Christ the Saviour Seminary and Priests and Faithful of the Johnstown Deanery
Cathedral clergy, deanery clergy and seminarians participating in the
Deanery priest, Fr. Tony Joseph lights the 4th candle after the reading of
the fourth gospel.
Sub deacon Michael Vaporis chants one of the seven epistle readings.
The concelebrants raise the Book of Gospels, blessing the people.
Faithful are annointed with the newly blessed oil.
12 men and altarboys holding candles for the reading of the Holy Thursday Passion Gospels
Holy Friday at the Cathedral "Your Cross, we adore"
Decorated tomb before the Good Friday vespers.
Sunday school children processing into the Cathedral at the beginning of
Holy Friday Vespers
Altar boys in the procession
Additional children in procession.
Children carrying instruments of the crucifixion.
Protodeacon Gregory Benc with censer preceeds the Holy Shroud in
procession followed by Fr. Frank Miloro carrying the Shroud
More instruments of the crucifixion being carried by the children
The Holy Shroud lying in the tomb.
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Johnstown, PA- Sunday School students' John and Abigail take their turn guarding
the grave on Holy Saturday
Clergy remove the Shroud from the tomb prior to the start of Resurrection Matins.
Protodeacon Gregory Benc Reads the Paschal Gospel at the doors of the Cathedral at conclusion of the Paschal Procession.
"Train up a child in the way he should go..."
"Christ is Risen from the dead..."
Fr. Frank Miloro signs the Cross on the Door of the Cathedral
Altarboys leading the faithful back into the Church.
Protodeacon Gregory Benc Intones the Little Litany.
" The Angel Exclaimed..." The Clergy Sing the Irmos of the Ninth Ode of the Paschal Matins Canon
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God...." The Reading of the Paschal Gospel During Divine Liturgy.
Children holding candles during the Paschal Divine Liturgy Gospel Reading.
"Receive the Body of Christ..."
Following the Paschal Divine Liturgy, Paschal Food was blessed in the Church Auditorium
Cathedral clergy, assisted by altar and cantors, at the basket blessing.
Christ the Saviour Seminary basket of Paschal Foods waiting to be blessed.
Fr. John Brancho Blessing Paschal Foods.
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