Photo Gallery

2014 Holy Week and Pascha - Throughout the Diocese

Photos of Holy Week and Pascha 2014 from parishes of the American Carpatho- Russian Orthodox Diocese.

(Photos are organized alphabetically by Deanery)

Diocesan Parishes are invited to submit up to 4 photos of Holy Week and Pascha via email as attachments to acrodphotos@acrod.org. Please include explanatory captions in the body of the email.
Canada Deanery - Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON - Children line up to receive Holy Communion on Palm Sunday as parishioners bearing pussy willow branches look on.
Canada Deanery - Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON - Matins of Holy Saturday (Jerusalem Matins).
Canada Deanery - Christ the Saviour Church, Ottawa, ON - The beginning of Paschal Matins.
Canada Deanery - St Silouan the Athonite Mission Parish, Toronto - A still moment during Paschal matins.
Canada Deanery - St Silouan the Athonite Mission Parish, Toronto -The joyful proclamation of the Resurrection to the city and the Mission parish
Canada Deanery - St Silouan the Athonite Mission Parish, Toronto - Paschal Agape Meal "The table is full laden"
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL - The youth who participated in the solemn Holy & Great Friday procession pose for a picture with the procession coordinators following the evening service
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL - The Gospel is proclaimed during the Holy Resurrection Divine Liturgy.
Chicago Deanery - St Michael's Church, Niles, IL - Children anxiously await the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which followed the traditional Blessing of Paschal Food Baskets.
Chicago Deanery - Christ the Savior Church, Rockford, IL - During Royal Hours served Holy Friday morning, Pani Marianna guides the older youth in reading the assigned Holy Scripture readings as they prepare for Pascha.
Chicago Deanery - Christ the Savior Church, Rockford, IL -
Chicago Deanery - Christ the Savior Church, Rockford, IL - The Burial Shroud "Plashchanitsa" is processed around the church before being brought into the tomb this Holy Friday evening.
Chicago Deanery - Christ the Savior Church, Rockford, IL - On Pascha morning Fr. Deacon Janke Valukeviec chants the Gospel in his native language of Belarussian.
Florida Deanery - Presentation of Our Lord Church, Hollywood, FL - The Lord's Tomb on Holy Friday.
Florida Deanery - Presentation of Our Lord Church, Hollywood, FL - Before Resurrection Matins.
Florida Deanery - Presentation of Our Lord Church, Hollywood, FL - Paschal Divine Liturgy.
Florida Deanery - Presentation of Our Lord Church, Hollywood, FL - Blessing of Paschal food.
Florida Deanery - St. Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL - Four young parishioners received the Holy Mystery of Repentance for the first time on Lazarus Saturday. They are pictured with Fr. Nicholas and Pani Wanda Wyborski
Florida Deanery - St. Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL - Katya and McKenzie spread rose petals during Lamentations (Jerusalem Matins).
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Florida Deanery - St. Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL - Rev. Fr. Nicholas Wyborski celebrating Paschal Divine Liturgy.
Johnstown Deanery - St John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA - Holy Friday
Johnstown Deanery - St John The Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA - Blessing of the Artos
Johnstown, Deanery - St. John the Baptist Church, Hawk Run, PA - The blessing of Paschal foods.
Johnstown Deanery - St John's Church, Hawk Run, PA - Parish children that participated in the annual egg hunt.
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA - Holy Friday Procession.
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA - Beginning of Paschal Matins - Holy Saturday.
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA - Deacon James and Fr. John proclaim the Paschal Gospel.
Mid-Atlantic Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Phoenixville, PA - Blessing of Paschal Foods.
New England Deanery - Holy Trinity Church, Danbury, CT - Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy
New England Deanery - St. John's Church, Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave) - Parishioners venerate the Tomb of our Lord on Holy Friday.
New England Deanery - St. John's Church, Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave) - Fr. Peter Paproski proclaims the Paschal Gospel in English, Church Slavonic and Greek.
New England Deanery - St. John's Church, Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave) - Veronica, Antonia and Conner prepare to take part in the Paschal Procession.
New England Deanery - St. John's Church, Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave) - The procession with the Reading of the Four Resurrectional Gospels
New Jersey Deanery - St. Paul the Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ - Sarah & Tatyana with processional items.
New Jersey Deanery - St. Paul the Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ - Children of the parish with processional items detailing Christ's Passion, hand crafted by Father and Pani Lucas.
New Jersey Deanery - St. Paul the Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ - Father Lucas and the burial shroud.
New Jersey Deanery - St. Paul the Apostle Church, Freehold, NJ - The parish faithful in procession on Holy Friday.
New Jersey Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ - Holy Friday Vespers.
New Jersey Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ - Resurrection Matins.
New Jersey Deanery - Holy Ghost Church, Manville, NJ - Blessing of Paschal Foods
New Jersey Deanery - St. John's Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy, NJ - Altar boys leading the Holy Shroud in Procession around the church.
New Jersey Deanery - St. John's Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy, NJ - Fr. Michael Chendorain
carrying the Plascanitsa in procession is followed by the young ladies choir who lead the people in singing the hymn, "The Noble Joseph".

New Jersey Deanery - St. John's Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy, NJ - The proclamation of the Resurrection Gospel on the steps of the church for the Matins of the Resurrection.
New Jersey Deanery - St. John's Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy, NJ - Fr. Michael Chendorain blesses the baskets on the church lawn following the Paschal Divine Liturgy.
New Jersey Deanery - St. John the Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ - A little Holy Week art work-Pysanky style.
New Jersey Deanery - St. John the Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ - Blessing of Paschal Baskets.
New Jersey Deanery - St. John the Baptist Church, Rahway, NJ - Bright Monday procession.
New Jersey Deanery - Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ - 40th Day Blessing for James Prior to Resurrection Matins.
New Jersey Deanery - Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ - Altarboys and children hold candles during the reading of Gospel during the Paschal Divine Liturgy.
New Jersey Deanery - Sts Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ - Blessing of Paschal Foods.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - Father John Lazarek explains the use of the klepach (a wooden semantron) used in place of bells during the Great Friday procession. Each children took a turn recreating the same sound heard for more than a century at St. Michael's.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - Parish children led the faithful in the Great Friday procession and joined in prayer at the tomb.
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - The incense rises during the Paschal Matins, Christos Voskres! Christ is Risen!
Pittsburgh Deanery - St. Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - Blessing of Paschal Foods in the parish social hall.
Southern Tier Deanery - St. Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY - The Blessing of Willows.
Southern Tier Deanery - St. Michaels Church, Binghamton, NY - Altarboys guarding the Tomb of Our Lord on Holy Saturday.
Southern Tier Deanery - St. Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY - The Sanctuary on Holy Saturday.
Southern Tier Deanery - St Michael's Church, Binghamton, NY - After Resurrection Matins.
Southern Tier Deanery - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY - Deacon Donald proclaims the Gospel.
Southern Tier Deanery - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY - The parish hall had the aroma of a deli as baskets were blessed.
Southern Tier Deanery - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Cheektowaga, NY - Happy children following the Easter Egg Hunt.
Tri-State Deanery - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Barton, Ohio - Fr. Michael Kabel passes the Paschal Light to the congregation at Resurrection Matins
Tri-State Deanery - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Barton, Ohio - Fr. Michael Kabel and parish altar boys following the blessing of the Paschal Baskets.
Tri-State Deanery - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Barton, Ohio - Fr. Michael Kabel blessing the Artos on St. Thomas Sunday
Tri-State Deanery - Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Bluefield, WV - The faithful of the parish following Liturgy on Palm Sunday.
Tri-State Deanery - Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Bluefield, WV - The beautiful interior of the Church on Pascha.
Tri-State Deanery - Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Bluefield, WV - Fr Mark and Pani Lisa Tyson with their children Katherine, Elias, John, Ambrose and Nathaniel.
Washington, DC - Deanery - Holy Resurrection Church - Fr. Peter and Altar Boys kneel before the Holy Shroud following Great Friday Procession
Washington, DC - Deanery - Holy Resurrection Church - Beginning of Resurrection Matins.
Washington, DC Deanery - Holy Resurrection Church, Potomac, MD - Getting ready for the blessing of Pascha baskets.
Washington, DC Deanery - St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD - Ready, set, go! Clara and Aurora launch on the egg hunt.
Washington, DC - Deanery - Holy Resurrection Church - Returning from a successful Egg Hunt.
Youngstown, Deanery - St. John's Church - Hermitage, PA - A view of the congregation during the reading of the Gospel.
Youngstown, Deanery - St. John's Church - Hermitage, PA - As is customary on Pascha, the Gospel was read in
many languages: Greek (Fr. David), Slavonic (Fr. Michael) and English
(Deacon John).
Youngstown Deanery - Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio - The faithful listening to the Paschal homily.
Youngstown Deanery - Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio - Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt for the children.
Youngstown, Deanery - St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio - The Tomb of Our Lord.
Youngstown, Deanery - St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio - Conclusion of Vespers of Holy Friday.
Youngstown, Deanery - St Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio - Nina poses with the beautiful flowers that adorned the Church on Pascha.
Youngstown Deanery - St Michael's Church, Youngstown, Ohio - Fr. Andrew Gromm administers Holy Unction on Holy Wednesday.
Youngstown Deanery - St Michael's Church, Youngstown, Ohio - Christ is Risen!
Youngstown Deanery - St Michael's Church, Youngstown, Ohio - Receiving the Mirovanije blessing at the conclusion of the Paschal Liturgy.
Youngstown Deanery - St Michael's Church, Youngstown, Ohio - Blessing of Paschal Foods.