View Photos From Holy Week and Pascha (April 17-24, 2011) From Parishes throughout the Diocese. Arranged Alphabetically by State.
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His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Locum Tenens of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA reads paschal message of St. John Chrysostom during the Resurrection Divine Liturgy held at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas in Flushing, NY (photo by Dimitrios Panagos)
Keeping watch at the tomb on Holy Saturday at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA
Beginning of Matins outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, PA
Christ the Saviour Cathedral was filled to capacity for the Paschal Liturgy.
Father Luke Mihaly Reads the First Passion Gospel During Matins of Holy Friday at Holy Trinity Church in Danbury, CT
Paul Toasa of Holy Trinity Church in Danbury, CT Venerates the Crucifix of our Saviour On Holy Thursday Evening
Very Rev. Fr. E. Michael Macura of St. John the Baptist Church of Stratford, CT (Silver Lane) Blesses Paschal Food After the Paschal Divine Liturgy
The new church building is blessed by Fr. Frederick Watson prior to Divine Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Mission, Woodstock, Georgia
The faithful of St. Elizabeth of Woodstock, Georgia, gather for the first Divine Liturgy in their new church.
Fr. Frederick blesses the Paschal Artos at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Mission, Woodstock, Georgia
The tomb at SS Peter & Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ, beautifully decorated for the Resurrection.
Fr. Michael Chendorain offers the dismissal prayer following the blessing of baskets after the Paschal Divine Liturgy at SS Peter & Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ.
"What proves God loves us is that Jesus died for us while we were still sinners." (Romans 5:8) - The Plascanitza in the Tomb, Holy Saturday at St. Michael's in Binghamton, NY
"This is the day created by the Lord! Let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24) - The dawn of Pascha at St. Michael's in Binghamton, NY
The Icon of the Risen Christ at the Tomb adorned with Lillies, St. Michael's, Binghamton, NY
The grave at St. Nicholas Church (10th Street). New York, NY. Pastor Fr. Joseph Gingrich
Christos Voskres is sung at the doors of St. Nicholas Church (10th Street) New York, NY and the bells are rung to proclaim that Christ is Risen!. Pastor Fr. Joseph Gingrich
Father Joseph Gingrich of St. Nicholas Church, NYC Blesses Paschal Foods.
The procession leaving the church for the burial service on Great and Holy Friday at St. Nicholas Mission, Murphy, NC
Chrismation of Tony and Paula Visconti, right before the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil on Great and Holy Saturday at St. Nicholas Mission, Murphy, NC.
Resurrection Matins at St. Nicholas Mission, Murphy, NC
The congregation of St. Nicholas Church in Barton Ohio following the procession with the palms & branches on Palm Sunday.
Very Rev. Michael Kabel of St. Nicholas in Barton, OH blessing the artos on Pascha at the end of the Divine Liturgy
Children of St. Silouan The Athonite Mission in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) decorate the tomb of Christ
Vespers on Holy Friday at St. Silouan The Athonite Mission in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Maximos and Maria Holland were chrismated at the Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil on Holy Saturday at St. Silouan The Athonite Mission in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
The Resurrection of Christ is Proclaimed on the Steps of St John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Tomb of of Christ on Great & Holy Friday at St. Mary's Church, Jenners, PA
Anticipating the Resurrection in the fading light of Holy Saturday evening at St. Mary's Church, Jenners, PA
Iconostas on the Bright and Glorious Day - St. Mary's Church, Jenners, PA
The Grave of our Lord as adorned on Great and Holy Friday at Saint Nicholas Church, Lansford, PA.
At Saint Nicholas Church, Lansford, PA, after the 6th Gospel on Holy Thursday evening, the tower bells remain silent until the first proclamation of "Christ is Risen" at the Resurrection Matins. The "klapatch" is used to call the faithful to attention at the beginning of the services and during the solemn Burial Procession of our Lord. This unique piece has been in continuous use since the 1940's and was hand-crafted by the late Peter Daderko Sr.
The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Paul Herbert conducted Holy Week services at his home parish of Saint Nicholas Church of Lansford, PA. He is shown blessing the Paschal Foods for the faithful
The Tomb at St. James Mission in Farmville, Virginia on Holy Friday.