Мы праздновали наш престольный праздник в Фомино воскресенье. По благословению владыки митрополита Илариона, Божественная литургия праздновалась по Пасхальному чину, с пасхальными стихами в начале и царскими вратами открытыми в течение всей службы. Из-за дождя, вместо традиционного праздничного крестного хода мы отслужили молебен. (more…)
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On Friday night the 24th of April the Easter Matins will be served in English at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. The service will start at 6pm.
If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in nowise be deprived therefor. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; he gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who has wrought from the first hour. (more…)
of His Eminence Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Church Outside of Russia
Right Reverend Brother and Fellow Pastors, Right Honorable Fathers,
Brethren and Sisters Beloved in the Lord,
CHRIST IS RISEN!
Today, in churches full to overflowing with throngs of people, songs of praise and thanksgiving are being offered up to God. Celebrating and rejoicing, we welcome the Savior’s triumphant Resurrection from the tomb with gladsome spiritual hymns. In the spirit of spiritual joy I hasten, through this epistle, to visit all of you and mystically to express to all the pious members of our Russian Church Abroad the paschal greeting.
“Truly He is risen!” I declare spiritually to you all the heartfelt Paschal greeting! (more…)