Photo Gallery

Holy Week and Pascha Around The Diocese 2022

The faithful kneel for the reading of the Gospel at the Anointing service on Holy Wednesday. (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
The Start of Resurrection Matins (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Joyful parishioners at the Blessing of Baskets in the church hall (Christ The Savior Church, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
The last of the Twelve Gospels on Great and Holy Thursday. (St. John The Compassionate Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
The reading of the Gospel before the Cross at vespers of Great and Holy Friday. (St. John The Compassionate Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
Fr Nicolaie's son ready to hand the decorated candle to his father during the Paschal liturgy. (St. John The Compassionate Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
At the Lord's Tomb. (St Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
Resurrection Matins (St Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
Pascha (St Silouan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada)
The Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday. (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)
People gather around the priest for the reading of the 12 gospels on Holy Thursday (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)
Nicholas Van Cleave and George Morehouse assist Father Alexis Miller in the taking down from the cross at vespers on Holy Friday (Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN)

Some of the young adults and children at St. Michael's Church in Niles, IL helped to distribute blessed bread and red eggs after the Resurrection Divine Liturgy. (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
The Blessing of Easter baskets was held inside because of a windy and rainy Pascha. (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
But the rainy Pascha did not dampen anyone's spirits ... as is evident by this picture taken during the Easter Egg Hunt. May the joy of Christ's Resurrection remain with us always! (St Michael Church, Niles, IL)
An altar server receives the sacrament of Holy Unction on Wednesday of Holy Week (Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church - Rockford, IL)
Outdoor Procession with Burial Shroud at Vespers of Holy Friday
(Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church - Rockford, IL)
Red Eggs are offered to all who attended the Feast of Feasts Sunday Morning (Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church - Rockford, IL)
Holy Thursday - Reading of Passion Gospels (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
The Lord's Tomb (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
The Paschal Liturgy Gospel Reading (Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN)
Teaching Liturgy on Lazarus Sat (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Holy Unction Service (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Holy Thursday (St Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL)
Holy Friday (Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Come Receive the Light! Paschal Matins (Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Metropolitan Gregory offers the Homily at The Paschal Divine Liturgy (Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, PA)
Blessing the of baskets after Matins of the Resurrection (Sts Peter and Paul Church, WIndber, PA)
Paschal Divine Liturgy (Sts Peter and Paul Church, WIndber, PA)
Children's egg hunt (Sts Peter and Paul Church, WIndber, PA)
Come Receive The Light! - Resurrection Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Parish youth hold the Artos during the prayer of blessing at the conclusion of Resurrection Matins. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods and Agape Feast on the beautiful Church grounds. (Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA)
Our Lord's Tomb (St John The Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Resurrection Matins (St John the Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Receive the Body of Christ Paschal Divine Liturgy (St John the Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT)
Holy Friday Grave Vigil (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
The Lord's Tomb (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
Paschal Flowers (Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT)
Our Lord's Tomb on Holy Saturday (St John the Baptist Church, Stratford, CT)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St John the Baptist Church, Stratford, CT)
Father Robert Lucas with Subdeacons Daniel Korba and Alex Breno and altar servers Alex Choti, Nick Beebe, and Chris Pashos. (St Paul The Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ)
Father Robert Lucas and family on Pascha Sunday! (St Paul The Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ)
Resurrection Matins (Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Resurrection Matins
(Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Blessing of Paschal Foods
(Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ)
Great Friday Procession (St Nicholas Church, New York, NY)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St Nicholas Church, New York, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Nicholas Church, New York, NY)
Youth participate in holding candles during the reading of the Passion Gospels on Holy Thursday. (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Altarboys and other parish youth participate in the Solemn Procession with the Plascanitsa around the church exterior (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
Michael Chendorain

Apr 28, 2022, 2:58 PM (19 hours ago)

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Very Rev. Fr. Michael Chendorain invites the faithful to come forward and “receive the light” during the Resurrection Matins Service on Holy Saturday evening (St. John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ)
"Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!" Some of the young people welcome the Lord into Jerusalem during the Great Entrance on Palm Sunday. (Saints Peter and Paul, Rockaway, NJ)
Some of the young people assist with the blessing of the Artos at the end of the Paschal Divine Liturgy! (Saints Peter and Paul, Rockaway, NJ)
The Egg Hunt. (Saints Peter and Paul, Rockaway, NJ)
Fr. Andrew, the children, and a special guest at the Annual Egg Hunt! (St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY)
Fr. Marc Wisnosky carries the Holy Shroud (St John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Parish girls follow the cantor John Righetti and Fr. Marc Wisnosky in the procession around the church with the holy shroud (St John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Parish girls hold candles during the reading of the Paschal Gospel.
(St. John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA)
Nocturne Service Holy Saturday (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Come Receive the Light (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession. (St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St. John the Baptist Church, Northside Pittsburgh, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St Michael Church, Rankin, PA)
Festal Annointing (St Michael Church, Rankin, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St Michael Church, Rankin, PA)
Reader Gabriel Thomas chants the Good Friday epistle (St. John the Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods. (St. John the Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Fr Robert Teklinski proclaims the Paschal Gospel (St. John the Baptist Church, Nesquehoning, PA)
Come Receive the Light (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
the Paschal Gospel
(St George Church, Taylor, PA)
Basket blessing in the glorious sunshine of the Resurrection (St George Church, Taylor, PA)
The Glory of the Resurrection at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Binghamton, NY

(St. Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Bright Tuesday Liturgy Participants at the Hilltop Rehab and Nursing Center in Johnson City, NY (St. Michael Church, Binghamton, NY)
Funeral procession for the burial of Christ (St Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY)
Prayers at the Lord's Tomb. (St Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY)
Blessing of Paschal Food
(St Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY)
Our Lord's Tomb (St Mary Church, Endicott, NY)
Paschal Foods waiting to be blessed (St Mary Church, Endicott, NY)
Good Friday - Parishioners praying before the grave during the Vespers of Good Friday with their pastor, Fr. Michael Kabel (St. Nicholas Church in Barton, OH)
Basket Blessing - Blessing of the Paschal foods on the Church lawn (St. Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Altar Boys - Fr. Michael Kabel and the Altar Boys (St. Nicholas Church, Barton, OH)
Altarboys approach the Lord's Tomb on Holy Saturday (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA)
Resurrection Matins (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA )
Blessing of Paschal Foods (St Nicholas Church, Monongahela, PA )
Blessed willows are distributed to the faithful by the parish youth. (St. Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
The faithful gather to celebrate the Paschal Divine Liturgy (St. Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
Fr. Andrew blesses the Paschal Baskets following Resurrection Matins. (St. Mary Church, Morgantown, WV)
The Newly-Illumined Brendan (George), Jacob (Constantine), and Holly (Petra) (Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church - Manassas, VA)
The Blessing of the Paschal Foods (Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church - Manassas, VA)
Children who participated in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Pascha following Divine Liturgy (Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church - Manassas, VA)
Fr. John Fedornock annoints a parishioner at the Holy Unction Service on Holy Wednesday (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
Lighting Candles during the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.
Pascha Morning (Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD)
A young parishioner helps prepare the Lord's Tomb for Holy Friday Vespers (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
Venerating the tomb of our Lord (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
Having Received the Light, this young lady awaits the Resurrection Matins Procession. (St Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD)
“Come receive the light!” Fr Nicholas Mihaly blesses the faithful with candles that were blessed on the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
(St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA)
2) The Resurrection Gospel is proclaimed to the Greater Erie community
(St Nicholas Church, Erie, PA)
The Procession with the Holy Shroud. (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
Resurrection Matins Procession (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
The Blessing of Easter Baskets following Resurrection Matins (St John The Baptist Church, Hermitage, PA)
Reader Nicholas Loposky along with Annie Loposky and their Grandfather David Drillock cantoring during Holy Friday burial service. (Sts Cyril and Methodios Church, Mercer, PA)
Blessing of Paschal Foods (Sts Cyril and Methodios Church, Mercer, PA)
Camp Nazareth’s parish family pictures along with their pastor Very Rev. Stephen Loposky. (Sts Cyril and Methodios Church, Mercer, PA)
Gospel Reading Holy Friday Vespers (Holy Cross Mission, Worthington, OH)
Holy Friday Procession (Holy Cross Mission, Worthington, OH)
Pascha (Holy Cross Mission, Worthington, OH)