|CHRIST IS RISEN! Congratulations with the Radiant Resurrection of Christ!
This is the most joyous and triumphant of feasts, on which we recall the great occurrence of the arising of the Lord Jesus Christ from the tomb after three days, after His crucifixion, death on the cross, and burial. Christ arose early in the morning, after the Sabbath had passed, on the first day of the week, from which this day received our name for it, "Voskresenie" ("Resurrection"). Christians, celebrating the New Testament Pascha, exult in the deliverance through Christ of all the people from slavery to the devil and in the granting of Life and everlasting bliss. Pascha is the essence of our faith: for Christ rose from the dead, and we will rise from the dead. Therefore Pascha is the Feast of feasts and the Triumph of triumphs, and therefore the services of this Feast are exceptionally magnificent and especially triumphant. Read more about the feast here.
|Fourth Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Paralytic
Vigil & Confessions: May 2, Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Liturgy: May 3, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The fourth Sunday after Pascha is called the Sunday of the Paralytic, since on in the Gospel at the Liturgy for this Sunday we recall the account of the Lord’s healing of the paralytic, who had lain for thirty-eight years by the Sheep’s Pool in Jerusalem. This event, like those of the Sundays that follow, testifies to us of the Divine omnipotence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and thereby strengthen our faith in the truth of His resurrection. In addition to this, these events were performed during this very period of time — during the days of Pentecost. Read more about the feast: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/35019.htm