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Pascha Around The Diocese 2021 (Updated: 5/11/2021)

Scenes from 2021 Holy Week and Pascha in the Parishes of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America.
Deacon Michael Laliberté intones a litany at the Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels on Holy Thursday. (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Fr. Maxym Lysack shares the Light of Christ at Paschal Matins (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
The newly illumined Sneddon family (chrismated on Lazarus Saturday) celebrate Pascha as Orthodox Christians for the first time. (Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
" How life-giving, how much more beautiful than Paradise, and truly more resplendent than any royal palace was Thy tomb shown to be, O Christ, the source of our resurrection." (St Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto)

Parish children imitate Joseph, Nicodiomus, and the Myrrhbearing women, placing rose petals around about the Epitaphios (St. Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto)
Fr. Paul and altar serve Luka proclaiming the resurrection of our risen Lord during a pandemic lockdown in downtown Toronto (St. Silouan The Athonite Mission, Toronto)
Due to strict Covid regulations the procession on Great Thursday was very simple this year. (St. John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto)

The faithful keeping vigil at the Tomb on Great Friday. (St. John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto)


The simple joy and beauty of the Paschal Liturgy (St. John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto)
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)
Parish youth participate in the procession on Great and Holy Friday. Altar server, Matthew, turning the wooden clapper/clacker (built and used since 1936), enhances the solemnity of the evening. (St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Niles, IL)
"May the Lord God remember in His Kingdom .... " The Great Entrance of the Resurrection Divine Liturgy (St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Niles, IL)
All that church makes a guy hungry! Maxim enjoys a delicious sausage from his family's blessed Paschal Food Basket. (St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Niles, 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)
Fr. Theodore Mozes with Altar Servers Tory and Jeremy following Paschal Divine Liturgy (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Levittown, PA)
Easter Baskets awaiting to be blessed. (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Levittown, PA)
Fr. Theodore blessing Paschal Foods. (Sts Peter and Paul Church, Levittown, 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)
Paschal Liturgy (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Protopresbyter David Cochran with Parish Altar Boys after Paschal Divine Liturgy. (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Resurrection Matins (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
Iggy prays intently at the Paschal Divine Liturgy. (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
The Lord's Tomb ( St. John The Baptist Church, Stratford, CT)
Venerating the Holy Shroud (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Resurrection Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
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)
Palm Sunday
Church School children with Father Andrew Gromm following the procession with palm crosses and pussy willows (St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford NY)
Easter egg hunt in the parish yard.. (St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford NY)
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.
Holy Friday Vespers, (St. John The Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (St. John The Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Our Lord's Tomb. (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
The Artos (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
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)
Fr. Pehanich prays at Our Lord's Tomb on Holy Friday (St. Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Resurrection Matins - Passing of the Holy Light (St. Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Baskets Following Resurrection Matins on Holy Saturday (St. Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Palm Sunday Procession. (St Anthony the Great Mission, Henderson, NC)
The Lord's Tomb. (St Anthony the Great Mission, Henderson, NC)
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)
Katerina Dewey, a junior at VCU, processes around the church during Bridegroom Matins (St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)

A basket waits to be blessed following Liturgy Sunday morning. (St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
On Bright Monday, Father Joseph Edgington leads the faithful to bless the 4 corners of the sanctuary. (St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, 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)
Holy Friday procession (Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio)
Pascha Divine Liturgy (Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio))
Blessing of Pascha baskets (Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio
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)