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Pascha Around The Diocese 2021 (Updated: 5/6/2021)

Scenes from 2021 Holy Week and Pascha in the Parishes of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America.
Paschal Procession. (St Alexis Church, Battle Ground IN)
Lamentations at the Tomb (St Alexis Church, Battle Ground IN)
Father Alexis Miller washes the feet of Basil on Holy Thursday morning
(Holy Transfiguration Crawfordsville Indiana)
Holy Friday Procession. (Holy Transfiguration Crawfordsville Indiana)
On Good Friday the outdoor procession with the burial shroud concludes the service with young and older members participating
(Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, Rockford, IL)

The faithful prepare bay leaves for Holy Saturday morning (Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, Rockford, IL)
Children hold a banner a young girl made for Sunday morning with Paschal messages written on it
(Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, Rockford, IL)
Final Blessing - Holy Wednesday
(Descent of the Holy Spirit Church - Schererville, IN)
Reading of the 5th Passion Gospel - Holy Thursday Final Blessing - Holy Wednesday
(Descent of the Holy Spirit Church - Schererville, IN)
Final Blessing - Pascha
(Descent of the Holy Spirit Church - Schererville, IN)


Ringing the Bells on Holy Thursday (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Peter is eager to receive the Light. (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Fr. Demetri Glimidakis reads the younger children a story about Jesus’ Resurrection on Pascha Sunday. (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Holy Friday (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary CHurch, Allentown, PA)
HOly Friday (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary CHurch, Allentown, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary CHurch, Allentown, PA)
"Come Receive The Light!"
(Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Paschal Divine LIturgy (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Outdoor Blessing of Paschal Foods and Agape Meal. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Paschal Liturgy ( St Michael Church, St Clair, PA)
Clergy and Altar Servers ( St Michael Church, St Clair, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Michael Church, St Clair, PA)
Resurrectional Matins Gospel (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
Resurrection Matins (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
Altar Servers at Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church, NY, NY)
Hariklia and Xeniat venerate the Holy Shroud (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ)
Small Entrance - Paschal Liturgy
(Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ)
Some of the Parish Youth participate in the blessing of the Artos (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ)
Resurrection Matins (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Mary Church, Yonkers, NY)
Altarboy Derek and sister, Deanna on Holy Saturday with blessed Easter basket.
The Lord's Tomb (St. John The Baptist, Nesquehoning, PA)
Resurrection Matins (St. John The Baptist, Nesquehoning, PA)
Bell Ringers (St. John The Baptist, Nesquehoning, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas, Scranton, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Food (St Nicholas, Scranton, PA)
Distribution of Willows on Palm Sunday (St Nicholas, Scranton, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Paschal Divine LIturgy (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Padraig , Vassia and Mia review the instruments of crucifixion at the foot of the Holy Cross on Holy Saturday.(St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Altar Boys Jonathan and Daniel serve as Guards of the Tomb of Our Lord on Holy Saturday (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Vassia, a 2nd grade student, at St. Michael's, prays at the Tomb of the Lord on Holy Saturday.(St Michael Church, Binghamton,NY)
The procession at the doors of the Church at Resurrection Matins on Holy Saturday (St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Endicott, NY)


Parish youth participating in the blessing of the Artos on Pascha (St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Endicott, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Baskets (St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Endicott, NY)

Resurrection Matins Procession (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Blessing of the Artos (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
The Tomb on Great and Holy Friday. (Nativity of our Lord Church, Manasses, VA)
.The newly-illumined servants of God: Ariana, Sylvia (Emilia), and Alexander. (Nativity of our Lord Church, Manasses, VA)
The censing and blessing of Paschal Foods following Resurrection Matins on Holy Saturday. (Nativity of our Lord) Church, Manasses, VA)
Venerating the Holy Shroud on Great Friday (Holy Resurrection Church Potomac, MD)
Joyous Paschal Greeting at Resurrection Matins (Holy Resurrection Church Potomac, MD)

Fr John talks about the Holy Fire
(Holy Resurrection Church Potomac, MD)
Father Zuder blesses the Easter baskets with sub-deacon Gregory Zuder assisting. (St. Mary Dormition, Akron, OH)
The Zuder family including their 4 granddaughters and son David who was cantor at the liturgy.
(St. Mary Dormition, Akron, OH)



Father Myron and Pani Dolores Zuder following the Easter liturgy. (St. Mary Dormition, Akron, OH)
Father Myron and Pani Dolores Zuder following the Easter liturgy. (St. Mary Dormition, Akron, OH)
The procession with the shroud.
(St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA).
What a difference a year makes! A full church to celebrate the empty tomb. (St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA).
The children who attended the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA).
Anna-Marie Shears was received into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Chrismation before Resurrection Matins.
(Saint John's Orthodox Church, Hermitage, PA)

Fr. David Mastroberte, assisted by Deacon John Anderson and Reader Gregory Cross, bless baskets following Resurrection Matins.
(Saint John's Orthodox Church, Hermitage, PA)

"May the Lord God remember in His kingdom..." - The Great Entrance of the Paschal Divine Liturgy (Saint John's Orthodox Church, Hermitage, PA)