Photo Gallery

Holy Week & Pascha Around The Diocese 2018

Views from the photographer's lens of Holy Week and Pascha 2018 in the Parishes of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America.

Photos are organized by Deanery.

Updated: 4/18/18

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Teacher Anastasia Lysack prepares to lead the Sunday School children in the singing of the Prichasten on Palm Sunday.
(Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON)

The faithful kneel in prayer as Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack (shown together with Fr. Ihor Okhrimtchouk and Deacon Michael Laliberté) reads the Gospel at the Holy Wednesday Anointing service.
(Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa)
Stefan assists in the reading of the Book of Acts before Paschal Matins.
(Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON)

The Palm Sunday procession into the streets of Toronto. The censer is Ethiopian and is made of melted down bullets from the civil war there. (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The Lord's Tomb. (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Agape vespers on Pascha. Japanese was added to our usual list of gospel languages this year. The Agape Vespers was followed by a lamb feast attended by the whole community - from both the Mission and the parish, from homes and the street. (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Service of Holy Unction. (St. Alexis Church, Battleground, IN)
Service of Holy Unction. (St. Alexis Church, Battleground, IN)
Resurrection Matins (St Alexis Church, Battleground, IN)
Holy Unction Service (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
The Lord's Tomb on Holy Friday (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
12 new members were received on Holy Saturday through Chrismation and 2 through Baptism with 3 more to go on Bright Tuesday! (Christ the Saviour Church, Rockford, IL)
Anthousa is tonsured with her family On Holy Saturday morning after attending many services and classes learning about the Orthodox Faith. (Christ the Saviour Church, Rockford, IL)
The local news visited our community to learn about this outdoor tradition of our founding members with blessing the Paschal foods!(Christ the Saviour Church, Rockford, IL)
On Holy Thursday morning parishioners washed each other’s feet in imitation of Our Lord. (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)
A new cupola was installed on the entry way to the church in time for Pascha. (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)
The altar team at Holy Transfiguration gathered for a picture at the conclusion of the Paschal Liturgy (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)
Reading of the Holy Gospel on Good Friday (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Preparing to remove the Shroud on Holy Saturday (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)


Divine Liturgy - Pascha Sunday (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Fr. Frederick Watson along with Subdeacons Joseph Brown and Peter Flynn venerate the Holy Shroud at the Great and Holy Friday Vespers. (St. Nectarios Mission, Lakeland, FL.)
The decorated icon of the Resurrection for Paschal Liturgy. (St. Nectarios Mission, Lakeland, FL.)
Fr. Frederick Watson censes the Pascha Baskets of the faithful. (St. Nectarios Mission, Lakeland, FL.)
Panoramic View of Paschal Divine Liturgy (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Blessing Paschal Foods. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Clergy family, Father Michael and Pani Karen Miklos, Father Michael and Matushka Nancy Shuster and Father Bill and Presbytera Mary Mattis. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Matins of Holy Friday -Reading of The 12 Passion Gospels (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Holy Friday Vespers and Procession With Winding Sheet. (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Holy Saturday Resurrection Matins. (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Father Thomas Klein and Protodeacon Emil Gulick serving Resurrection Matins (Epiphany of Lord Orthodox Church, Huntington, PA)
Father Thomas Klein sharing the Homily of Saint John Chrysostom.(Epiphany of Lord Orthodox Church, Huntington, PA)
Traditional blessed Carpatho-Rusyn Pascha basket (Epiphany of Lord Orthodox Church, Huntington, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. Stephen Church, Latrobe, PA)
The children gather around the tomb following the procession on Holy Friday. (Protection of Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
Those in attendance for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning await the Great Entrance. (Protection of Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
Some of the children in attendance on Sunday morning with their priest, Fr. Robert Rebeck. (Protection of Virgin Mary Church, Allentown, PA)
Father John passes the light at Resurrection Matins using The Holy Light candle he brought from Holy Land 35 years ago. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Gospel Reading at the Paschal Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
The Blessing of Children's Baskets. (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Fr. David Cochran with some of the parish altarboys following the Paschal Liturgy. (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Resurrection Matins
Blessing of the Artos at Resurrection Matins (St John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Broadbridge Ave)
Reading of Resurrectional Gospel. (St John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Broadbridge Ave)
Gospel Reading at Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St .Paul The Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ)
Father Lucas reads the Gospel at Resurrection Matins (St .Paul The Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ)
Sarah rings the bells during the Resurrection Matins. (St .Paul The Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ)
Procession With Holy Shroud on Holy Friday (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Holy Saturday Annunciation Liturgy ( Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Resurrection Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
The St. Nicholas parish family is preparing to process with the Plaschanitsa to the Tomb on Good Friday (St Nicholas Church, New York ,NY)
The St. Nicholas parish family processing with candles on Good Friday, led by parish youth & teachers. (St Nicholas Church, New York ,NY)
The Service for the Removal of the Plaschanitsa from the Tomb to begin Resurrection Matins, led by Fr. William (St Nicholas Church, New York ,NY)
Fr. Michael Chendorain blesses the faithful after the reading of the Paschal Gospel. (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
The Altarboys along with Sub-deacon Andrew Wythe and Fr. Michael are shown after liturgy on Pascha Sunday. (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
The faithful are gently sprinkled with holy water in the traditional manner after the paschal food and baskets have been blessed. (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Sophia & Marina help Elizabeth, Daria, Lev and Michael prepare nearly 300 red eggs for Pascha. (St John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)


The Gospel announced in English and Church Slavonic, Altarboys Vladimir and Dmitri. (St John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
Fathers. Andrew Fetchina & Stephen Krivonak devise a plan to share one large Chocolate Easter Bunny with all the parish children. (St John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
The Reading of the Holy Gospel at the Paschal Divine Liturgy. (Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ)
Parish youth holding candles during the Paschal Liturgy. (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Festal Annointing (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Holy Friday Procession (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Fr. Alexander venerates the Shroud on Holy Friday . (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Fr. Alexander offers the Homily at the conclusion of Holy Friday Vespers. (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Praying at the Tomb of Our Lord (St John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Reading of the Paschal Gospel (St John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Holy Friday Procession. (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Resurrection Matins. (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Resurrection Matins (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
"Come Receive The Light" (St. John the Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA)
Parish Family After Paschal Liturgy . (St. John The Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA)
Just warm enough for the parish's annual egg hunt. (St. John The Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA)
Holy Friday Procession (St. John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
The Candlebearers at Paschal Divine Liturgy (St. John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
“In Your Name, O Lord God of truth, and in the Name of Your Only-begotten Son and in the Name of Your Most Holy Spirit, look upon Your servant, Michael...” From the Chrismation of Michael Coviello on Holy Saturday. (St. Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
The reading from the Holy Gospel during the Paschal Procession. (St. Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)


“He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him” (Mk. 16:6). -The Empty Tomb. (St. Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
Blessing of Artos. (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Paschal Liturgy (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Altar Servers Nelson and Nicholas Guard Tomb on Holy Saturday (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Artos and Icon of the Resurrection. (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
The beautiful church before Liturgy on Pascha. (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
The Tomb of the Lord (St Mary Church, Endicott, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St Mary Church, Endicott, NY)
Parish Youth at Basket Blessings. (St Mary Church, Endicott, NY)
The church school children and teachers with the instruments of the crucifixion at the tomb of Our Lord on Holy Friday. (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Every Pascha 12 of the men of the parish hold candles during the reading of the Holy Gospel at Divine Liturgy. .
A view of the packed Church during the Homily at the Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Blessing of Willows on Palm Sunday (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Blessing of Artos (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Rev. John Zboyovski, Very Rev. Jonathon Tobias and Rev. Photios Parks during the Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Holy and Great Saturday morning. (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
The knocking on the door as we re-enter the Church ( which symbolically represents the tomb of Christ) during Resurrection Matins on Holy and Great Saturday. (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
The Blessing of the Baskets on Pascha. (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
Fr. Nectarios Trevino signing the Cross on the Church entry doors at Resurrection Matins. (Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manasses, VA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manasses, VA)
Over 200 votive candles were offered on Pascha for
health, special intentions and blessed memory. (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
The Great Entrance Procession at the Paschal Divine Liturgy (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Procession during Paschal Liturgy (St Elizabeth Church, Woodstock, GA)
Altarboys listening intently to the Gospel Reading during the Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St Elizabeth Church, Woodstock, GA)
Resurrection Matins Procession. (St Elizabeth Church, Woodstock, GA)
"The Littlest Troitsa Bearer" Eight-year-old Luke stoically held the troitsa for the first, and longest, of the 12 Passion Gospels. (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
"Come Receive the Light" Young Jocelyn carries her little friend Amelia during the snowy Resurrection procession. (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
"3, 2, 1...GO!" Fr Joseph releases the children for the annual egg hunt on the parish lawn. (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
Father Myron blessing baskets assisted by Sub-Deacon Gregory (Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, Akron, OH)
Juliana & Katherine with blessed baskets (Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, Akron, OH)
Zuder family following Paschal Liturgy (Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, Akron, OH)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA)
The Proclamation of the Empty Tomb The Proclamation of the Empty Tomb