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Read article - PREPARING FOR CONFESSION
Note: Confessions are heard during every Vigil service (the evening before the Liturgy).
Dates listed are according to the civil calendar.
CHRIST IS RISEN! Congratulations on the Bright 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...
St. Thomas Sunday. General Pannykhida
- Vigil: April 26, Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
- Liturgy: April 27, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
- Pannykhida at the Cemeteries: April 27, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
On the second Sunday after Pascha, i.e., the one following after Pascha we commemorate "The Touching of the Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas." On this, the eighth day after the Resurrection of the Lord, we recall how the Lord appeared to all His disciples who were gathered together, this time with Thomas, and allowed Thomas, who had doubted in His resurrection, to touch His wounds; and how when Thomas, believing, confessed Him to be his Lord and his God, the Lord called blessed those who have not seen, and yet have believed.
On Thomas Week, on Tuesday, a commemoration of the departed is observed, colloquially called "Radonitsa." On this day pannykhidas are served at the cemeteries, by which the living in a way greet their departed loved ones and relatives with the great and joyous feast of the Resurrection of Christ. In foreign countries most parishioners live far from of the church and cemetery, therefore the first Pannykhida after Easter takes place after Thomas Sunday liturgy (not Tuesday) in the temple, and then at the local cemeteries. Read more about feast here.
The Sisterhood of the Russian Orthodox Church of All Russian Saints is cooking for you
A Traditional Russian Easter Feast
Through our hard work and care your festive table is set!
- Easter Baskets
For more information on the treats and prices, please click the flyer to the left.
To order, please fill out an Order Form, available at the candle kiosk or call Kate at (949)326-8239 or Sasha at (303)746-5012.