O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown.
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen.
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice.
Christ is risen, and life reigns.
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave.
For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.
From the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom.
No Social Hall after Pascha Liturgy Saturday Evening
Instead we will celebrate Pascha at our community dinner following Agape Vespers later that afternoon.
Agape Service Pascha Celebratory Dinner
On Pascha Sunday we will come together again after the Pascha service to celebrate Agape Vespers (Sunday, May 1 2015), a very short service followed by a community wide Pascha dinner. This will be good! We’ve done in past years at different homes but this year we will hold it in our new social hall.
Like all dinners however, we need a count. Sign up this Sunday (Palm Sunday) or let us know through the website if you will be attending.
Plan on an Easter Egg hunt for the kids.
PARENTS: if your children are too young for the Pascha Service, bring them to Agape Vespers instead. The service is short and we still have candles and sing Christ is Risen. The dinner that follows, having fun with their friends, the Easter egg hunt and more is crucial for forming their self-identity as Orthodox Christians at their young age.
Lenten Service Schedule
Saturday, April 30
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30am
Great and Holy Pascha 10pm
Sunday, May 1
Agape Vespers 1pm
Paschal Celebration in Social Hall following