1 04 2023


MARCH 19, 2023 A. D.

Sunday, March 19 – 8:30 AM  – FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

✞Michael Kane – Udiski Family


Wednesday, Marc22– 6:30 PM

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts –At Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke, PA

Friday, March 24 – 4:00 PM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – SS Peter & Paul, Plymouth, PA

Annunication of the Blessed  virgin mary

Saturday, March 25 9:00 AM  At Transfiguration of Our Lord

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania – God’s Blessings for America


Saturday, March 25 4:00 PM  God’s Blessing and Good Health for all Parishioners.


Anna Dempsey – Anna Magill & Dempsey Family

Transfiguration of Our Lord Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30



In Christianity, the Easter celebration is The Resurrection of Jesus, which happened three days after he was buried, having been crucified by the efforts of Priests and Rabbis and the Roman authorities just outside the eastern gate of Jerusalem.  Easter takes place at the same time as Jewish Passover and, as such, is not a fixed date but is a “moveable feast.”  Because of its connection to Passover, Easter is also sometimes referred to as Pascha, a word that appears in both Latin and Greek but comes from the Hebrew Pesach, or Passover, so now this is the Eternal Passover into Eternal Life.

Setting the Date

    Before 325 AD, Christian communities celebrated Easter on a variety of different days of the week, but the Council of Nicea, called together by Emperor Constantine, issued the “Easter Rule” which standardized Easter observance to the first Sunday after the first full moon (known as the paschal moon) on or after the vernal equinox. This “full moon” is not defined in a scientific manner, however – it is an “ecclesiastical full moon” and the “ecclesiastical vernal equinox” is always on March 21st. This means that Easter always occurs on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th, signaling the end of the season of Lent.


    In actuality Easter is a week long celebration.  Easter Sunday is just one day in the liturgical calendar, in reality preparations for Easter take place throughout the 40 days of Lent and it plays a central role in the following 50 days up to Pentecost, known as the Easter season.  Indeed Easter is the central day in the entire Catholic calendar. 

    Easter is the oldest Christian celebration aside from the Sabbath, it wasn’t always the same as what people currently think of when they look at Easter services.   These celebrations commemorated both Jesus’ death and his resurrection at once, whereas these two events have been split up between Good Friday and Eastern Sunday today. 

Easter is treated not simply as a commemoration of events that occurred at one time in the past. Instead, Easter is regarded as a living symbol of the very nature of Christianity, we are transported across time to that One Eternal Sacrifice, God’s Lamb on the Cross.  Just as Jesus passed through death and after three days rose from the dead so too will we.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 18– 25 by The Udiski Family in memory of Michael Kane.

ADORATION: The sign-up sheet for the hours of Adoration on Good Friday – Holy Saturday will be in the vestibule next week. Please try to give one hour of your time to spend at the grave of Our Lord. It is sad that some have to spend more than one hour because of the lack of participation.      

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD: Transfiguration of Our Lord will hold a flea market on March 24th, 25th and 26th.  Saturday the 25th will have food, potato pancakes and pierogi will be available.

SOUP AND HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon is sponsoring a Vegetable Soup and Turkey, Ham & Cheese or Italian Hoagie sale, plus a bake sale on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 11 am to 4 pm in the church hall. The cost of each hoagie is $8.00 and a quart of soup is $8.00.  Place your orders by calling Deb by this Sunday, March 19th. A Basket Raffle will also be available for the proceeds to benefit Ukraine. 




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