Photo Gallery

2016 Holy Week and 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 the USA.

Photos are organized by Deanery.

Updated: 5/8/16

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Preparing for the procession with the Holy Shroud at Great Vespers on Holy Friday (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada)

Server Thomas Howarth and icon-bearer Danielle Kouzev during the procession at the beginning of Paschal Matins (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada)
A full church at Paschal Matins. (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada)
The flowery tomb on Holy Saturday awaits the Resurrection (St. Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The Church proclaims the Resurrection to the street! (St. Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Alight with joy on the night of Pascha. (St. Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Father Alexis Miller baptizes Nicholas Van Cleave on Holy Saturday. (Holy Transfiguration, Church, Crawfordsville, Indiana,)
The youth of Saint Michael’s Church participate in the Good Friday procession by carrying items symbolic of our Lord’s crucifixion. (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
On Thursday evening of Holy Week, it is the tradition at Saint Michael's Church for twelve of the faithful to hold candles during the Twelve Gospel readings. The readings witness for us, the betrayal and arrest of Jesus, His trial and conviction, His torture, and finally, His crucifixion and death ... at the hands of a sinful humanity. Jesus endured all of this suffering for our sake. (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
The traditional Blessing of Paschal Food Baskets took place following the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection. Christ is Risen! (St. Michael's Church, Niles, IL)
Celebrating the Joy of the Resurrection in Hades with the throwing of rose petals! These will be placed in bags as a blessing for the prayer corners at home after the Paschal season is over. (Christ The Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
God's house filled to the brim on Pascha! Attendees included extended family members, members of the local community and students from a local college's World Religion Class.(Christ The Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
Outdoor blessing of Paschal Foods. (Christ The Savior Church, Rockford, IL)
Blessing of the palm branches and Pussy willows on Palm Sunday (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Children receiving Holy Unction on Holy Wednesday (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
One of the myrrh-bearing ladies on Good Friday
(St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
The Tomb of the Lord. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
The Very Reverend Father Michael Miklos, The Dean of the Florida Deanery, Blessing the members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Spring Hill! Florida.
Father Michael Shuster, Blessing the Paschal Baskets. (Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL)
Palm Sunday (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Deanery Holy Unction Service (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Reading of the Passion Gospels - Holy Thursday (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Procession with the Shroud - Holy Friday Vespers (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Come Receive the Light! - Resurrection Matins (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Resurrection Matins (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy - (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Bishop Gregory offers Paschal greetings at the conclusion of the Paschal Liturgy (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Christ The Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Come Receive the Light! (St John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
Proclaiming the Resurrection. (St John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
The reading of the Paschal Gospel (St John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA)
Fr Robert Rebeck reads the Gospel during Holy Friday Vespers. (St Mary's Protection Church, Allentown, PA)
Resurrection Matins (St Mary's Protection Church, Allentown, PA)
A packed Church on Pascha (St Mary's Protection Church, Allentown, PA)
Palm Sunday (St John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St John The Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Proclamation of the Resurrection (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Clergy and Altarservers following Paschal Divine Liturgy (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Proclaiming the Resurrection Resurrection Matins (St. John The Baptist Church - Broadbridge Ave - Stratford, CT)
Resurrection Matins (St. John The Baptist Church - Broadbridge Ave - Stratford, CT)
Procession with the reading of the Resurrectional Gospels. (St. John The Baptist Church - Broadbridge Ave - Stratford, CT)
Palm Sunday (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
Matins of Holy Friday ( St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT - Silver Lane)
Bridegroom Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Jerusalem Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Blessing of Paschal Food (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Paschal Baskets ready to be blessed. (St Mary's Church, NY, NY)
Come Receive the Light from the Light Eternal (St John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Protodeacon Gregory Benc makes the Great Incensing at the beginning of the Paschal Liturgy. (St John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
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The Great Entrance at the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Palm Sunday Vesper. (St. John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ).
Holy Saturday Nocturnes (St. John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ. )
Delicious Paschal Foods (St John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
Paschal Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ)
Willows and Palms (St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Blessing of Palms and Willows (St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Resurrection Matins - (St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Mary's Church, Yonkers, NY)
Great Friday Procession (St John The Baptist Church - Ambridge, PA)
Altar Servers with Very Rev. Robert Prepelka following the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church - Ambridge, PA)
The Blessing of Paschal Foods (St John The Baptist Church - Ambridge, PA)
The Tomb of Our Lord (St John The Baptist Church - East Pittsburgh, PA)
Fr Jonathan Tobias blesses the Paschal Foods. (St John The Baptist Church - East Pittsburgh, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St John The Baptist Church - East Pittsburgh, PA)
Parish children take part in the Holy Friday procession (St Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Fr. Michael Zak and Deacon Marc Wisnosky carry the Winding Sheet. (St Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
The Lord's Tomb (St Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Palm Sunday Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church Northside, Pittsburgh, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St John the Baptist Church, Northside Pittsburgh, PA)
Parish Family at Pascha. (St John the Baptist Church, Northside Pittsburgh, PA)
Receive the Body of Christ - Holy Tuesday. (St. Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA)
Holy Wednesday - Fr. Mark welcomes His Grace, Bishop Gregory to St. George's in Taylor, PA.
Holy Wednesday - "Celebrate this Pascha like it is your last!" -Bishop Gregory (St George's Church, Taylor, PA)
Holy Thursday - Vesperal Divine Liturgy commemorating the Mystical Supper. (St George's Church, Taylor, PA)
Holy Thursday - The reading of the 12 Passion Gospels (St George's Church, Taylor, PA)
Holy Thursday - The reading of the 12 Passion Gospels (St George's Church, Taylor, PA)
Fr. James Dutko welcomes Bishop Gregory to St. Michael's in Binghamton for the Bridegroom Matins on Monday evening
The Placement of the Plascanitza in the Tomb (St Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY)
Packed church on Pascha! (St Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY)
Bishop Gregory is greeted by Fr. Michael Kleban and offered the parish hand cross before the Palm Sunday Liturgy (St. Mary's Church, Endicott, NY
Cemetery addition blessing. (St Mary's Church, Endicott, NY)
Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Unction on Great & Holy Wednesday (St Nicholas Church - Barton, OH)
Praying before the grave of Our Lord on Great & Holy Friday. (St Nicholas Church - Barton, OH)
The Gospel Reading at the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church - Barton, OH)
Rain could not stop the proclamation of the Resurrection following the procession of Resurrection Matins. (St. Mary's Church, Morgantown, WV)
Parish youth raise the Artos Bread following its blessing at the conclusion of the Paschal Divine Liturgy as they sang Christ is Risen in Church Slavonic & English loudly on their own. (St Mary's Church, Morgantown, WV)
Procession on Palm Sunday. (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission, Candler, NC)
The Makarova Family listening to the Holy Gospel at Resurrection Matins. The family celebrated Palm Sunday in Moscow. On Monday they boarded a plane and flew to the U.S., arriving on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening, the family was in Church for the Sacrament of Holy Unction. Never missing a service during Holy Week, they gave glory to God for their opportunity to immigrate to America - culminating with Pascha. (Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manassas, VA)
Fr. Nectarios Trevino blessing the faithful at the end of the Mystery of Holy Eucharist at the Paschal Service. (Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manassas, VA)
Holy Unction Service (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Preparing for the Resurrection Procession, (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Distributing the mini Paska Breads at the end of the Paschal Liturgy. (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Dormition of the Theotokos Chapel, Akron, Ohio)
Parish Children on Pascha (Dormition of the Theotokos Chapel, Akron, Ohio)
The Zuder Family at Pascha (The Dormition of the Theotokos Chapel, Akron, Ohio)
Paschal Matins (Holy Cross Mission, Columbus, OH)
Paschal Liturgy (Holy Cross Mission, Columbus, OH)
The parish children in procession on Good Friday. (Christ The Saviour Church - North Royalton, Ohio)
The Tomb of Our Lord. (Christ The Saviour Church - North Royalton, Ohio)
The rainy weather didn't stop the parish from announcing the Resurrection to the world (Christ The Saviour Church - North Royalton, Ohio)
Vespers of Great Friday. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
The Gospel Reading at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)


The faithful venerating the Cross, Gospel, and Icon during the Paschal Stichiri at Resurrection Matins. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
Great Censing at The Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio)
Great Entrance during the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio)
Blessing of the Artos (St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio)