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PASCHA: The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ - 05/01/16

This is the day of resurrection! Let us be illumined by the feast! Let us embrace each other! Let us call “brothers” even those that hate us, and forgive all by the resurrection, and so let us cry: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” (Paschal Canon)

Archpastoral Letter >


Great and Holy Saturday - 04/30/16

The great Moses mystically foreshadowed this day when he said: “God blessed the seventh day.” This is the blessed Sabbath; this is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all His works. By suffering death to fulfill the plan of salvation, He kept the Sabbath in the flesh; by returning again to what He was, He has granted us eternal life through His Resurrection, for He alone is good and the Lover of man.  (Vespers of Holy Saturday)


Great and Holy Friday - 04/29/16

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the tree of the cross.  The King of the Angels is adorned with a crown of thorns.  He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in a purple robe of mockery.  He who is the new Adam, manifested at His baptism in the Jordan, is slapped on the face.  The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the cross with nails.  The Son of the Virgin is crucified and pierced by a spear.  We worship Your passion, O Christ!  We worship Your passion, O Christ!  We worship Your passion, O Christ!  Show us also Your glorious resurrection!  (Antiphon Fifteen)


Great and Holy Thursday - 04/28/16

When Your glorious disciples were enlightened at the washing of their feet before the supper, then the impious Judas was darkened by the disease of avarice, and to the lawless judges he betrayed You, the Righteous Judge. Behold, O lover of money, this man Judas who because of avarice hanged himself. Flee from the insatiable desire which dared such things against the Master! O Lord who deals righteously with all, glory to You! (Troparion of Holy Thursday)


ARCHPASTORAL LETTER for GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA 2016 - 04/27/16

Archbishop Michael has issued an archpastoral letter to the faithful of the diocese for the feast-day of Our Lord's PASCHA: His glorious Resurrection from the dead. In part he writes, "Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! On this joyous day, my beloved, let us truly celebrate! But let us also remember: We do not really belong to ourselves. We belong to the One Who has redeemed us! Our will should always depend upon His! For this reason we say in the Lord’s Prayer: 'Thy will be done!' Yes, we belong to the Risen Savior ... the One Who has triumphed on Holy Pascha! We belong to the Resurrected Christ ... the One Who promises us: 'I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die' (John 11:25- 26). We belong to the Lord of Glory ... the God Who loves us more than we love ourselves!"

read the Archpastoral letter >


- 04/24/16

As the Savior went to his passion, he said to his friends: “Everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. Be at peace with one another and with every one. Be of humble mind, and you will be exalted. Acknowledge me as Lord! Praise and extol me to all ages." (Matins of Holy Monday)


THE ENTRY OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM, “PALM SUNDAY”: April 24, 2016 - 04/21/16

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your Passion, O Christ God, You confirmed the universal resurrection. Like the children with the palms of victory, we cry out to You, O Vanquisher of Death: “Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!” (Troparion Hymn for Palm Sunday)


ROCHESTER NY: Archpastoral Visit on Lenten Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt - 04/19/16

Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester NY rejoiced during a visit  by Archbishop Michael on 16-18 April 2016.  His Eminence arrived for Great Vespers on Saturday evening, celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, visited with several ministry leaders on Monday and then attended the regularly scheduled Parish Council meeting that evening. “Your Eminence, we are honored and blessed to have you here with us,” said Albert Joseph III (parish council warden) in welcoming the diocesan hierarch. The parish presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to Archbishop Michael as a contribution to the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors [DDB] program. Complete information about the DDB may be found HERE!





UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2016

 

   HOLY

 

   WEEK

 

 

May 1, 2016

HOLY

PASCHA

The Resurrection

of Our Lord, God,

and Savior,

Jesus Christ

     Archpastoral Letter >

 

  

May 4, 2016

     Bright Wednesday

              Vespers

Christ the Savior Church

Paramus NY

7:00 p.m.

 

 

May 12, 2016

Presbyters Council

        Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

 

 

May 14, 2016

   "Discover How

       You Can Serve

             the Church!"

   A day in NY City for

   teens & young adults

   10:00 a.m.

   Holy Virgin

   Protection Cathedral

   New York NY

    INFO & REGISTRATION >

 

 

August 25, 2016

   Orthodox

        Youth

              Day

Six Flags

Great Adventure

Jackson NJ

 

 

November 1-2, 2016

Annual

  Diocesan

    Assembly

Yonkers NY

 

 

Nov 11-13, 2016

     Annual Diocesan

     Girls Retreat

Saint Basil Academy

Garrison NY

  



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