Photo Gallery

2017 Holy Week & Pascha Throughout The Diocese

Views from the photographer's lens of Holy Week and Pascha in the Parishes of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America.

Photos are organized by Deanery.

Updated: 4/23/17

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Christ The Saviour Cathedral - Palm Sunday Liturgy
Christ The Saviour Cathedral - Bridegroom Matins - Holy Tuesday Evening
Nocturn Service - Holy Saturday. (St. John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St. John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
Blessing of the Artos. (St. John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
Father Matthew placing the Holy Shroud in the Tomb on Holy Friday. (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Homer, City, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Food. (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Homer, City, PA)
Valerie Gulick, leads the start of the Resurrection Matins Procession. (Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Huntingdon, PA)
Recently Baptized and Chrismated diocesan youth, Matthew, is shown holding the Gospel Book during the Resurrection Matins Procession. (Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Huntingdon, PA)
Father Thomas Klein, assisted by Protodeacon Emil Gulick and Cantor Evelyn East, prepares for the blessing of Paschal foods. (Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Huntingdon, PA)
The faithful kneel in prayer at the Unction service on Great and Holy Wednesday. (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON Canada)
Following the procession on Great and Holy Friday, the faithful pass beneath the Shroud to venerate the Gospel book, in accordance with parish custom. (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON Canada)
Stefan, wearing traditional Bukovynian garb, bears the Light of Christ at the beginning of Paschal Matins. (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON Canada)

The community gathered in the narthex around the Tomb for the readings at the Liturgy of St Basil on Holy Saturday (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON)
The community proclaims the Resurrection in the narthex during the night of Pascha (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON)
The festal meal in the narthex after Agape vespers - "You rich and poor together, hold high festival...The table is full-laden; feast ye all sumptuously. The calf is fatted; let no one go hungry away." (St John Chrysostom) (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON)
​Chrismation of three new parishioners. (St Alexis Church, Battle Creek, IN)
Little Entrance at Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St Alexis Church, Battle Creek, IN)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St Alexis Church, Battle Creek, IN)
Fr. David Mastroberte blesses baskets of Paschal foods after Resurrection Matins (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
The Great Entrance at the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
Ready to distribute red eggs, prayer cards, and church bulletins following the Resurrection Divine Liturgy (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
A little one anxiously waits to partake of his blessed food basket (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
Sarah receiving the light before Paschal Matins. (Christ The Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
The Great Entrance with many visitors on Pascha Morning! (Christ The Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
Blessing the Paschal food. (Christ the Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
Inside the Tomb (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Nicholas DiMaggio with Father Lev Holowaty who was Chrismated into the Orthodox faith on Holy Saturday. (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Christ is Risen! (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Pascha Gallery
Myrrh Bearers from Holy Friday (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Blessing the eggs on Pascha.(St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Blessing the Paschal Foods. (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
The Lord's Tomb. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Fathers Bill Mattis, Michael Shuster and Michael Miklos reads The Paschal Gospels in Greek, Slavonic, and English. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, Florida)
Children kneel after the procession during Holy Friday Vespers (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
The faithful in attendance for Divine Liturgy on Pascha (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
Makenzie hands out Antidoron to the faithful in attendance after Divine Liturgy on Pascha. (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
Holy Friday Procession (St. Nicholas Church, Lansford, PA)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St. Nicholas Church, Lansford, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. Nicholas Church, Lansford, PA)
Holy Friday Procession (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Resurrection Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
"Come Receive the Light!" (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
"Glory To The Holy Consubstantial, Life Creating and Undivided Trinity!" (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
The Paschal Homily of St John Chrysostom (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
The Asante Family was received into the Orthodox Faith through Baptism and Chrismation on Holy Saturday (St John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Broadbridge)
Resurrection Matins Gospel Reading (St John The Baptist, Stratford, CT - Broadbridge)
Paschal Procession With Reading of Gospels (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Broadbridge)
Holy Wednesday Unction Service, faithful come forward for anointing (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
Parish faithful worked together to bring in all the beautiful flowers for the tomb. (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
"The table is richly laden..." Faithful brought their baskets to be blessed, decorated in every color and filled with every kind of traditional food. (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
Fr. Michael Chendorain distributing the Light with candles from the Holy Sepulchre brought back by +Fr. Michael Rosco. (St John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St. John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Blessing of Paschal Baskets after Paschal Divine Liturgy (St. John The Baptist - Perth Amboy, NJ)
The Icon of The Bridegroom (St. John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St. John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
Anna stands on guard at the Tomb of the Lord on Holy Friday. (St. John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
Paschal Homily (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Egg Hunt (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Blessing of Artos at Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Procession on Holy Friday. (St. John The Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
At Tomb of the Lord on Holy Friday. (St. John The Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Gospel Reading At Paschal Liturgy. (St. John The Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods - (St John The Baptist Church, East Pittsburgh, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods - (St John The Baptist Church, East Pittsburgh, PA)
Blessing of Artos - (St John The Baptist Church, East Pittsburgh, PA)
Preparing for 19th annual Charity Easter Dinner For The Local Community (St. Stephen Church, Latrobe, PA)
Parishioners take joy in providing a free meal for those in need in the local community and who would otherwise be alone. (St. Stephen Church, Latrobe, PA)
Approximately 66 people were seated for the meal and another 40-50 take out dinners were distributed. (St. Stephen Church, Latrobe, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession. (St. Michael Church, Rankin, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St. Michael Church, Rankin,PA)
Father Nik Ferencz and parish altar servers. (St. Michael Church, Rankin,PA)
Gospel Reading, Holy Friday Vespers. (St Michael Church, Freeland, PA)
Fr Lawrence Barriger carryies the Plaschanitsa in the Holy Friday Vespers Procession (St Michael Church, Freeland, PA)
Preparing to cense before the Gospel during the procession of Resurrection Matins. (St Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
The reading of the Paschal Gospel in Greek, Slavonic, and English. (St Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
The Paschal procession around the church with the reading of the Holy Gospel on each side. (St Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
Holy Thursday (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Holy Friday - Protopresbyter Mark Leasure reads the Gospel. (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Come Receive The Light (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
St. Michael's Church School Kids and Teachers, Baked Paskas for the Sick at Home, Hospitals and Nursing Homes (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Altar Boy Thomas Beebe Prepared Candles for the Resurrection Matins Procession! (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
The Joy of Pascha Following the Easter Tuesday Divine Liturgy at Hilltop Nursing Home Chapel (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Tomb of Our Lord - Holy and Great Friday (Dormition of the Mother of God Church, Bluefield, WV)
Holy Saturday Liturgy - Joyful Faces (Dormition of the Mother of God Church, Bluefield, WV)
Clergy and servers post Resurrection Matins (Dormition of the Mother of God Church, Bluefield, WV)
The children of the parish with the instruments of the Passion on Good Friday. (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
The reading of the Holy Gospel during Divine Liturgy on Pascha. (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Procession during the reading of the 4 Gospels at the corners of the Church. (Daddy needs help processing with the cross) (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Children place flowers around the tomb of Christ after the Good Friday procession. (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Faithful sing the Odes of the Resurrection Matins Canon. (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Fr. Edward Pehanich and altar boys after the Paschal Liturgy. (St. Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Some of the parish youth assisted with the Blessing of the Palms and Willows on Palm Sunday (St Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
The faithful prepare for the Great Entrance with the Holy Gifts. (St Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
Some of the parish youth assisted with the Blessing of the Artos Bread on the Feast (St Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
Fr. Peter, Sbdn. Anastasios & Altar Boys getting ready to bless Pascha Baskets. (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Blessing Paschal Food Baskets. (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
After Basket Blessings, it's time for the Egg Hunt! (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
The blessing of the baskets (St Thomas The Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
The Egg Hunt on the Lawn (St Thomas The Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
Returning of Holy Shroud to the Altar (St Mary Church, Akron, OH)
Resurrection Gospel (St Mary Church, Akron, OH)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St Mary Church, Akron, OH)
The clergy and faithful gather before the church after the procession at Resurrection Matins. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
Fr. David Mastroberte, V. Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka, V. Rev. Thomas Blaschak, Deacon John Anderson and altar servers following Divine Liturgy on Pascha morning. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
Happy Little Orthodox Lady! (St Alexis Church, Battle Creek, IN)