Photo Gallery

Holy Week and Pascha Around The Diocese 2013

Scenes From Holy Week and Pascha 2013 From Throughout the Diocese

All Diocesan Parishes Are Invited To Send Photos From Holy Week and Pascha to acrodphotos@acrod.org
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Matins of Holy Friday
Christ the Saviour Cathedral- Holy Friday
Christ the Saviour cathedral - Holy Friday.
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Resurrection Matins.
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Paschal Liturgy
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - The Blessing of Paschal Foods.
Canada Deanery - The paschal light is brought out by Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack at the beginning of Paschal Matins. (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa)
Canada Deanery - Holy Friday Great Vespers (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa)
Canada Deanery - Paschal procession (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa)
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL - Father Sam Sherry anoints faithful with the oil of Unction on Holy Wednesday.
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL - Parish Youth carry items symbolic to Christ’s crucifixion during the Great & Holy Friday procession.
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL Children prepare to pass out red eggs at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy on Pascha . Christ is Risen!
Florida Deanery - young Nicholas is anointed at the conclusion of the Holy Anointing Service on Holy Wednesday at St Nectarios Mission in Lakeland, Florida
Florida Deanery - Myrrhbearers at the conclusion of the Jerusalem Matins on Great and Holy Friday at St. Nectarios Mission in Lakeland, Florida. During the Service, the Little Myrrhbearers followed the priest (who was sprinkling the church with rose water) strewing rose petals. Behind the children are Mary Flynn (Youth Leader) Fr. Nicholas and Pani Wanda Wyborski.
Florida Deanery - Small Entrance during the Paschal Liturgy at St Nectarios Mission in Lakeland, Florida.
Florida Deanery - Father Michael Shuster of Holy Trinity Church of Spring Hill Florida presented Icon eggs to Sub Deacon Gregory Orloff on Pascha for his work and dedication to Holy Trinity. Spring Hill Florida. Also in photo is Father Robert Woytek, a friend of Holy Trinity for the past several years.
Florida Deanery - Some of the Parishioners of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Spring Hill Florida are pictured with the Icon of the Resurrection.
Florida Deanery - The Blessing of Paschal Foods at Holy Trinity Church in Spring Hill Florida.
Johnstown Deanery - Faithful of Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA put together willow and palms for the blessing on Palm Sunday
Johnstown Deanery -Fr. Miles Zdinak receives some of the instruments of our Lord Passion to be placed in the tomb on Holy Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.
Johnstown Deanery - The Tomb on Holy & Great Friday at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.
Johnstown, Deanery. Father Miles Zdinak is shown incensing during the odes of the Great Canon of Resurrection Matins at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.
Johnstown, Deanery - The children of Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber prepare for the annual egg hunt.
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - Resurrection Matins at Holy Ghost Church in Phoenixville, PA
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - The Blessing of Paschal Foods at Holy Ghost Parish in Phoenixville, PA.
New England Deanery - On Holy Saturday, Christian Reeves (Center) was received into the Orthodox Faith By Chrismation at St. John The Baptist Church (Broadbridge Ave) Stratford, CT
New England Deanery - Paschal Matins at St. John The Baptist Church, (Broadbridge Ave) Stratford, CT
New England Deanery - Gospel Procession following Paschal Divine Liturgy. St John's Church (Broadbridge Ave) Stratford, CT
New England Deanery - The Reading of the Passion Gospels at St John the Baptist Church (Silver Lane) in Stratford, CT.
New Jersey Deanery - The Tomb on the morning of Holy Saturday at St. Nicholas Church in Elizabeth, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - Fr. John Pribish carries the shroud on Good Friday during the procession, preceded by Archon John Halecky, Jr. carrying the gospel, and the youth of the parish following behind him at St. Nicholas Church in Elizabeth, NJ .
New Jersey Deanery - The youth of the parish prepare to carry items used during the crucifixion during the Good Friday procession at St. Nicholas Church in Elizabeth, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - Fr. John Pribish of St. Nicholas Church in Elizabeth, NJ blesses Pascha baskets on the parish lawn.
New Jersey Deanery - The Reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel at St John's Church in Rahway, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - The Blessing of Willows and Palms at St. John's Church in Rahway, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - The Tomb at St. John the Baptist Church in Rahway, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - The Altar Table at St. John The Baptist Church in Rahway, NJ on Pascha.
New Jersey Deanery - Pascha at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ.
New Jersey Deanery - The empty Tomb at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ.
New Jersery Deanery - Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ. - The reading of the Paschal Gospel.
New Jersey Deanery - The Blessing of Paschal Foods at Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ
Pittsburgh Deanery - Pascha at St. John the Baptist Church in Ambridge, PA.
Pittsburgh, Deanery - The blessing of the Paschal Foods at St. John's Church in Ambridge, PA
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA. Holy Friday procession.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA. Resurrection Matins.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA. "And They Are Off!" - The Annual Paschal Egg Hunt
Pittsburgh Deanery -- Blessing of Paschal Foods by Fr Robert Buczak at St. Nicholas Church in Homestead, PA
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA - Parish Youth on Pascha.
Pittsburgh Deanery - Continuing the tradition of our ancestors from the Carpathians, during their overnight stay as tomb guards, the children of St. Michael's Parish in Rankin, PA have an opportunity to learn how to operate the 100 year old klepach. Creating the thunderous sound of the hammering of the nails, the klepach adds to the solemn atmosphere of the Great Friday burial service.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St Michael's Church in Rankin, PA on Pascha.
Pittsburgh Deanery - Prior to the Liturgy at St. Michael's Church in Rankin, PA , with the now empty tomb adorned with white flowers, the Paschal Matins express the joy of the Resurrection.
Pittsburgh Deanery - Fr. John Lazarek, Pastor of St. Michael's Church in Ranking poses with the parish youth who distributed the antidoran, bulletins and blessed eggs at the conclusion of Paschal Divine LIturgy
Pocono Deanery - The reading of the twelve Passion Gospels at St. George's Church, Taylor, PA
Pocono Deanery - The Paschal Divine Liturgy in St. George Church in Taylor, PA
Southern Tier Deanery - As the congregation and choir of St. Michael's in Binghamton, NY sang "The Noble Joseph," the Plascanitza was carried in procession to the Tomb of the Lord by Fr. James Dutko and Fr. Deacon Charles Ellis. Children of the Church School shared in the sorrowful journey, carrying symbols of the instruments of the Passion of the Lord.
Southern Tier Deanery - On Holy Saturday, the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation were celebrated by for four young girls being received into the Holy Orthodox faith at St. Michael's in Binghamton, NY. They included from right to left: Maria Delgado, Cecilia Rivera, Neysha Delgado and Dynoshka Rivera. The girls were blessed to receive the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord at the Paschal Divine Liturgy the following day.
Southern Tier Deanery - St. Michael's also welcomed Daniel Augenstern through the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation and Bill Delahanty through the Sacrament of Chrismation into the fullness of our Holy Orthodox faith on Holy Saturday. Both men were likewise blessed to receive the Holy Eucharist at the Paschal Divine Liturgy.
Southern Tier Deanery - St. Michael's was filled to capacity for the Paschal Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, by faithful who returned to the Church in the morning, following the Saturday night celebration of the Pachal Matins.
Southern Tier Deanery - Baskets of Easter foods, marking the end of the Fast of Lent, were blessed on the spacious grounds of St. Michael's Church and Atrium following the Divine Liturgy. The magnificent weather made it possible to celebrate the traditional blessing outdoors.
Southern Tier Deanery - Holy Friday Vespers at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Cheektowaga, NY.
Southern Tier Deanery - The Reading of the Paschal Liturgy Gospel at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Cheektowaga, NY.
Southern Tier Deanery - Blessing of Paschal Foods at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Cheektowaga, NY.
Southern Tier Deanery - Egg Hunt at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, in Cheektowaga, NY.
Tri-State Deanery - Reading of the Paschal Gospel at the Nativity of the Mother of God Parish in Morgantown, WV
Tri-State Deanery - The Blessing of the Artos at The Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Morgantown, WV
Tri-State Deanery - Very Rev. Father Edward Pehanich and Subdeacon Michael Owcza of Cary, North Carolina chanting the Pascal Tropar surrounded by parish children bearing icons, at St. Nicholas Church in Monongahela, PA
Tri-State Deanery - Very Rev. Edward Pehanich blesses Pascal foods at St. Nicholas Church in Monongahela, PA.,
Tri-State Deanery - Parish Children of St. Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA., Pascha, 2013.
Washington DC Deanery -- Psalms were read at the Lord's Tomb following Holy Friday Vespers at Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD
Washington, DC Deanery -- Reading of The Archpastoral Homily at the Paschal Divine Liturgy - Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD
Washington, DC Deanery -- The Paschal Egg Hunt at Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD.
Washington, DC Deanery - Distribution of the Palms and Willows at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waldorf, MD.
Washington, DC Deanery - Blessing of the Baskets at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waldorf, MD.
Washington DC Deanery - Ready, Get Set, GO! The Egg Hunt is On at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waldorf, MD.
Washington, DC Deanery - The choir prepares to sing at the beginning of Resurrection Matins at St. Elizabeth Church in Woodstock, GA.
Washington, DC Deanery -- Arie receives the Light at Paschal Matins at St Elizabeth Church in Woodstock, GA
Youngstown, Deanery - "Your Resurrection O Christ Our Saviour." The procession during Resurrection Matins at St. John's Church in Hermitage, PA.
Youngstown Deanery -- Fr. David Mastroberte blessed the Paschal foods at St. John the Baptist Church in Hermitage, PA
Youngstown, Deanery -- The Church is filled with people at Resurrection Matins at the newly built St. John's Church in Hermitage, PA
Youngstown, Deanery - These young men actively took part in the Resurrection Matins Service at St. John's Church in Hermitage, PA
Pocono Deanery - Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger preaches the homily at the conclusion of Holy Friday Vespers at St. Michael's Church in Freeland, PA