15 04 2022

APRIL 17, 2022

Saturday, April 16 Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy

6:00 PM Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil



           11:30AM Divine Liturgy-Resurrection of Our Lord 

Bright Monday, April 18 BRIGHT MONDAY – Myrovania 

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners


Bright Wednesday, April 20. 

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Myrovania


Saturday, April 23 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS 

4:00 PM Distribution of Artos – Myrovania

        ✞Robert Zeroka – given by Toni Hellard


Sunday, April 24 SUNDAY OF ST. THOMAS 

8:30 AM            Distribution of Artos Myrovania      

          God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

May the resurrection

of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
fill you with joy
this Easter season and always!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of April 16 – 23 is requested by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.

NOTE OF GRATITUDE: Fr Paul Wolensky wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to Fr Walter and all the parishioners for their prayers for his healing, and for their warmth and kindness shown to him since he has been cantoring at the 4 pm Liturgies. 

    Fr. Paul wishes for all of you and your families, a Happy and Blessed Easter for the coming 40 days of Eastertide, as we all celebrate the victory of our Risen Lord over death and evil. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Christos Voskres! Voistynu Voskres! 

Why do we stand, and not kneel, from Easter to Pentecost?

In the tradition of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, we stand throughout the whole Liturgy from Easter to Pentecost. Despite the fact that other churches don’t this 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 Eastern Churches) 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. Especially during the Paschal Season (Easter to Pentecost), the time for 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.

A Celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection

It was love that nailed you to the cross that day
It was the love of the Father that pathed the way
It was obedience and love that you done the Father’s will
It was the power of resurrection that today you live still
It was you Sweet Jesus that paid the final cost
That whosoever will could have eternal life to not be lost
It is you that offers salvation to impart
It is you that wants to fellowship and live within our heart
It is you that sits at the right hand of the Father now
Watching over a sin sick world of many refusing to bow
Yet you with all your sovereignty knows the beginning to the end
Knowing someday every knee will bow
To You…the Lord of lords and King of kings
For you are the Alpha and The Omega, the beginning and end
The redeemer of the world that washes away our sins
The one that sticks closer to us than any brother
With agape love that can be felt like no other
So as we are here to celebrate the day of your Resurrection
I just want to send up praises for God’s perfect gift of salvation
I love you my Savior with every fiber of my being
As I look forward to the day of your face I will be seeing
I know it won’t be long for I can see the signs
As I anxiously await for my Savior Lord divine
Appearing in the clouds
Glory, honor and praise I give to you for this rebirth
Glory Hallelujah, Christ arose that day
The precious Lamb of God that takes our sins away
Glory Hallelujah, He lives forever more
And he is my Redeemer in whom I trust and adore


april 17, 2022 A. D.






Easter reminds us of the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date each year, as many holydays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year

    The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English. In Spanish, Easter is known as Pascua; in French, Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch, for Passover. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.

Easter is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by the devil.. The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven.




An Easter Prayer

Of all of God’s gifts
Easter shows us our fate
Forgiven we will rise
And pass through Heaven’s gate

This Easter remember
The sacrifice of a Son
And through His resurrection
Eternal life we have won

This Easter I pray
That the love of God
Is resurrected
Reborn, renewed



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