Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
Христос воскресе! Воистину воскресе!
Let no one fear death
For the Savior’s death has set us free.
With these words, and the other powerful and inspiring words of his paschal homily, Saint John Chrysostom reminds us of that which Christ has accomplished on this bright and glorious feast of Holy Pascha: the conquering of death, the revelation of the universal Kingdom, and the reign of eternal life. Death has lost its sting and hades has been abolished, mocked, and slain. Christ is risen and life reigns.
The Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon. See full text here
This week, the Church invites us to a 7-day guided meditation on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is why it is called “Holy Week”.
We are encouraged to put aside our worldly cares, to rest our weary minds, and enter into a period of spiritual contemplation that has the power to transform us not only for seven days, but for all days. It is a journey from death to life in real time, not just the Lord’s in history, but our own in the present. This journey cannot be complete without attending special Holy Week services. One cannot truly celebrate the Resurrection if he/she has not stood at the foot of the cross of Christ.
Holy Thursday Evening, The service of the 12 Gospels. At the “upper room” and in Gethsemane the light of the kingdom and the darkness of hell come together. If you are unable to attend the entire service, then please come from 7-8p.m., venerate the Cross. But please do not abandon the Lord as He hangs on the Cross.
Holy Friday Evening, The Burial Lamentations combines the opposite feelings of grief and quiet joy at the victory over death and hope in the coming Resurrection. The Winding Sheet is carried in procession round the church, like an Orthodox funeral procession, but it also signifies that Christ is now proceding through the darkness of hell, announcing to Adam and to all the dead His coming Resurrection, in which they are also called to share.
Saturday Morning. Vespers and Liturgy of Saint Basil. This service is a reverent contemplation of the entire mystery of our salvation, and it is here that we begin the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. 15 Old Testament prophecies are read. We hear the wonderful prophecies of Isaiah: “That there should be given to them that mourn in Zion glory instead of ashes, the oil of joy to the mourners, the garment of glory for the spirit of heaviness: and they shall be called generations of righteousness, the planting of the Lord for glory.”(Ch. 61)
PERFORMED ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE CHURCH HALL - 12/25/16
Many thanks to our chior director, Irina Lvovskaya, who found the bueatifull pieces of music of multiple cultures and lunguages, designed the program, brough together so many talanted people, organized them, and lead the chior!
Bishop Nikon was nominated as Bishop of Boston at the Albanian Archdiocesan Assembly at on October 10, 2003 and the Holy Synod elected him Bishop of Boston on October 22, 2003. He served as administrator of the Diocese of New England and was elected ruling bishop during the fall session of the Holy Synod in October 2005. He was installed with a new title as Bishop of Boston, New England and the Albanian Archdiocese by His Beatitude Herman at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Boston on December 16 and 17 2005. See more info here
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