7 05 2014

Saturday, April 19 Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy
7:00 PM Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Monday, April 21 BRIGHT MONDAY – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:30 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, April 22 BRIGHT TUESDAY
9:00 AM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak

Saturday, April 26 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM John & Anna Rudeski – Jack, Annetta & Jaclyn Rudeski

Sunday, April 27 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS
Distribution of Artos and Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of April 19 – 26 is requested by Geri Kolotelo in memory of her mother Anna Kolotelo.

SVIACHENE: Our Sviachene (Easter Dinner) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM in our Church Hall. Tickets are available. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 8 to 12. Children 8 and under is free. Chinese Auction will be available for your chance to win great prizes. Save the date and please try to support your Parish Family function – bring your family and friends. If you are planning to attend please obtain your tickets early. This is your parish and once a year you should try to make an effort to be with fellow parishioners and their family and friends. Try to come and enjoy a day of food and fun.

Why do we stand, and not kneel, from Easter to Pentecost?
In the tradition of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, it is wrong to kneel at anytime from Easter to Pentecost. Despite the fact that other churches do it or “visitors…are surprised” does not change the fact that kneeling is not proper during this time. In the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, the action of kneeling and prostrating is a penitential posture. It is the position of a sinner seeking forgiveness. It is NOT a position of adoration (as it is in the West). This is why it is practiced so often in the Lenten season.
Standing (the proper position of adoration in the East) on the other hand, in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition, is the position of giving praise and thanks to God in the spirit of joy and happiness. During the Paschal Season (Easter to Pentecost), the time for repentance, and fasting, is over. It is the time of our salvation for “Christ is Risen!” We express our joy, thanksgiving and adoration for this fact and the fact that we who have “…been baptized into Christ and put on Christ” have also risen with Him.



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