|Great Lent: 14 March – 30 April 2016. ___PASCHA: May 1, 2016___
Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Pascha. The purpose of fasting is to remind us of the Scriptural teaching, “Man does not live by bread alone.” The needs of the body are nothing compared to the needs of the soul. Above all else, we need God, Who provides everything for both the body and the soul. Fasting teaches us to depend on God more fully.
Read more about the fast here.
The Sisterhood of All Saints of Russia Orthodox Church presents Traditional Paschal Foods.
Support our Sisterhood with your purchase of Kulich, Cheese Pascha or a basket
- Kulich: Big $20; Small $10.
- Cheese Pascha: $25
- Big Basket $75: Big Kulich, 8 eggs, cheese pascha, candle
- Small Basket $50: Small kulich, 8 eggs, cheese pascha, candle
To order: Fill out an order form at the candle kiosk at the church or call Lena (303)346-6618
You can get your order on April 30, 2016. Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am; 12:00 - 2:00 pm; 10:00-11:00 pm.
Kulich and pascha are baked according to the traditional recipe and with Rector’s blessing.
|April 30 - Great Saturday
9:30 a.m. Liturgy of St. Basil with Vespers
12:30 p.m. Blessing of Kulich and baskets
10:00 p.m. Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11:00 p.m. Blessing of Kulich and baskets
11:15 p.m. Midnight Service
On this day is commemorated the Lord’s resting in the tomb and His descent into Hades. Read more about the feast here.
|May 1 – PASCHA. THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD.
12:00 a.m. (midnight) Paschal Matins & Liturgy
2:00 p.m. Paschal Vespers.
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.
|Read all feasts description for 2015 year
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