A little before midnight on the Blessed Sabbath the Nocturne service is chanted. The celebrant goes to the tomb and removes the winding-sheet. He carries it through the royal doors and places it on the altar table where it remains for forty days until the day of Ascension.
At midnight the Easter procession begins. The people leave the church building singing:
The angels in heaven, O Christ our Savior, sing of Thy resurrection. Make us on earth also worthy to hymn Thee with a pure heart.
The procession circles the church building and returns to the closed doors of the front of the church. This procession of the Christians on Easter night recalls the original baptismal procession from the darkness and death of this world to the light and the life of the Kingdom of God. It is the procession of the holy passover, from death unto life, from earth unto heaven, from this age to the age to come which will never end.
In the Orthodox Church the last week of Christ’s life is officially called Passion Week. In popular terminology it is called Holy Week. Each day is designated in the service books as “great and holy.” There are special services every day of the week which are fulfilled in all churches. Earthly life ceases for the faithful as they “go up with the Lord to Jerusalem”
by Subdeacon Gregory Polk
IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory to Jesus Christ! Well, here we are, in the beginning weeks of January, the first month of a New Year. I often find myself in an unusual state of mind at this time. Christmas was literally only two weeks earlier but it seems like months have passed. Thanksgiving seems like it was an eternity ago. But that’s what life in the 21st century has become; everything is on fast forward and living in America, Christmas is celebrated almost everyday in December and then on the morning of December 26, we have to hurry to put it away for another year.
On Sunday, August 14th the faithful of Holy Trinity & Holy Resurrection Cathedral celebrated the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. Following Divine Liturgy flowers were blessed. A special coffee hour was held for the feast. It was a most joyful and beautiful feast!
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6. The feast commemorates the transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John.
Congratulations and many years to Tyler (Jacob) & Olivia Zawatski. The Zawatski's were married at Holy Trinity on July 25th, 2021. The newly wedded couple will be attending St. Tikhon's Seminary this fall. God's blessings and many years to you both!
June 20, 2021, the Holy Trinity community celebrated its parish feast day on the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost. Divine Liturgy was followed by our first parish pot-luck since before the pandemic. We are so thankful to Our Lord for the gift of His Holy Spirit that he sent on this day out of His love and compassion for His creation.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! What a glorious and joyful Pascha we at Holy Trinity experienced. This Pascha truly felt like a resurrection! We are so thankful to everyone who made it possible, especially Our Lord for all of His blessings and the salvation He bestows on all Orthodox Christians through His resurrection!
Thanks be to God, this year the Holy Trinity community celebrated a full schedule of Holy Week Services - with services every day from Palm Sunday through Pascha. It had been two years (due to COVID) since we were all together for these services. We cannot express the joy and Our thanks to Our Lord for His blessings! A small sampling of photos are below.
On Sunday, Dec 6th on the Feast Day of St. Nicholas of Myra, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church School had its annual Christmas Yolka.
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