Photo Gallery

Pascha 2012 - Across the Diocese (Updated 6/1/12)

View Photos From Holy Week and Pascha (April 9-15, 2012) of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Diocesan Locum Tenens and From Parishes throughout the Diocese. Arranged Alphabetically by State.

View Video of Archbishop Demetrios' Proclamation of the Resurrection at Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral: youtu.be/JSlPYyCVcUw (Courtesy of Greek News Online)

View Sanctification of Holy Unction (Holy Thursday at Ecumenical Patriarchate) youtu.be/rYrG475K3uI (Courtesy of Greek News On-line)

View Holy Wednesday Unction Service at Patriarchal Cathedral
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View Videos of Selected Holy Week Services at Christ the Saviour Cathedral here: acrod.org/organizations/cathedral/live/5288

View the Complete Gallery of Holy Week and Pascha at Christ the Saviour Cathedral here: www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos?setID=72157629406236672
Patriarchal Church of St. George the Trophy-bearer - Constantinople - His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios and Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate throughout the world assisted His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the consecration of Holy Chrism at the Holy Thursday Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Patriarchal Church of St. George the Trophy-bearer - Constantinople - His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offers the prayer of consecration of the Holy Myron (Chrism) during the Holy Thursday Liturgy. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - Holy Friday (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - Holy Friday (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios leads the Holy Friday Processsion with the Epitaphios (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - "Come Receive the Light!" His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios passes the light to the faithful at the start of the Midnight Resurrection Procession at the Archdiocesan Cathedral. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - The Paschal Procession at the Archdiocesan Cathedral. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios Proclaims the Resurrectional Gospel on the Steps of the Archdiocesan Cathedral. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NY, NY - His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios presides over the Paschal Divine LIturgy. (Photos Courtesy of Greek American News Photo Agency DIMITRIOS S. PANAGOS)
Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Johnstown, PA- Sunday School students' John and Abigail take their turn guarding the grave on Holy Saturday
"Christ is Risen from the dead..." Fr. Frank Miloro signs the Cross on the Door of the Cathedral
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God...." The Reading of the Paschal Gospel During Divine Liturgy.
Stratford, CT - St. John the Baptist Church (Broadbridge Ave) Fr. Peter Paproski gives the final blessing at the Paschal Divine Liturgy
Stratford, CT - St. John the Baptist Church (Broadbridge Ave) - The Paschal Procession with the reading of the four gospels.
Stratford, CT - St. John the Baptist Church (Broadbridge Ave) Fr. Peter reads the fourth Resurrectional Gospel on the front steps of the Church.
Presentation of the Lord Church, Hollywood, FL -The Tomb of Christ,
Presentation of the Lord Church- Fr. Michael Miklos & Deacon Michael Pirich on Holy Saturday,
Presentation of the Lord Church - Fr. Michael Miklos prepares to bless Baskets,
Subdeacon Philip Floyd and Fr. Frederick Watson of St. Elizabeth lead the faithful in procession around the new St. Elizabeth Church in Woodstock, GA
Fr. Frederick, with assistance from Altar Server Drew Sparks and Michael Talarovich (holding the Holy Gospels), signs the doors of the new church with the Holy Cross.
Fr. Frederick preaches the Paschal sermon to a full St. Elizabeth Church.
Niles, Illinois - On Palm Sunday, the youngest church school student at St. Michael's Orthodox Church is presented with palms and pussy willows.
Niles, Illinois - Students in the Grade School church school class at St. Michael's Orthodox Church sang the Lord's Prayer in Slavonic for Pascha.
Niles, Illinois - Pascha food baskets are blessed outside following the Resurrection Divine Liturgy at St. Michael's Orthodox Church.
Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN - Two catechumens, Tim Beasley and Bob McRoberts were received into the church on Holy Saturday
Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN - Father Alexis Miller completes the baptismal service on Holy Saturday with the tonsuring of Tim Beasley.
Potomac, MD - Holy Resurrection Church. Blessing of Palms & Pussywillows on Palm Sunday
Potomac, MD - Holy Resurrection Church. Fr. Peter Zarynow, Pastor, offers the prayer before the Shroud of Our Lord at the conclusion of Holy Friday Vespers.
Potomac, MD - Holy Resurrection Church. - The blessing of paschal foods after the Paschal Divine Liturgy.,
St Thomas The Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD - Resurrection Matins - Pastor Father Joseph Edgington reads the Gospel before the faithful re-enter the church.
St Thomas The Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD - Paschal Liturgy - Standing room only!
St Thomas The Apostle Church, Waldorf, MD -Blessing of the Baskets following the Liturgy
Holy Ghost Church - Manville, NJ - Paschal Matins Procession
Holy Ghost Church - Manville, NJ - Little entrance during Paschal Divine Litury
Holy Ghost Church - Manville, NJ - Blessing of Paschal Foods following Paschal Divine Liturgy
Parish youth of SS Peter & Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ are shown serving a midnight compline service with their Pastor, Fr. Michael Chendorain, during their all-night vigil of grave guarding.
Parish youth of SS Peter & Paul Church shown reading the Psalms during the midnight compline at their all-night vigil of grave guarding.
Binghamton, NY - St. Michael's Church Holy Saturday has traditionally been a day to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation. The parish family at St. Michael's in Binghamton, NY was pleased to welcome into the fullness of our Holy Orthodox faith the newly Baptized and Chrismated servants of God, Aryanah Warnerand her sister Adriele Martinez. Shaw Lych (first row), together with Thomas Austin and Nanette Eckert were also received through the anointing of Chrism. Pastor at St. Michael's is Fr. Jim Dutko.
Binghamton, NY - St. Michael's Church, Paschal Divine Liturgy
Hundreds of Binghamton area residents visited St. Michael's during Bright Week to view the replicas of the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Our Lord. The exhibit was made possible, thanks to the kindness a scholar of the mystery of the Shroud, the Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Drobena of the Slovak Lutheran Synod. It was awesome that this "Icon of the Resurrection," manifest on the cloth, was situated beneath the Stained Glass Icon of the Resurrection in the Atrium of St. Michael's Church.
St. Nicholas Church NYC(10th Street) - Parishioners hold candles during services on Holy Thursday. The Pastor of St. Nicholas is Fr. Joseph Gingrich.
St. Nicholas Church NYC (10th Street) - The Holy Shroud is carried by Fr. Joseph Gingrich during Good Friday Services.
St. Nicholas Church NYC (10th Street) - The children of St. Nicholas prepare to hand out Easter Eggs to parishioners after Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy. The children dyed 200 eggs so that they could give them to the many parishioners on Easter Sunday.
St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY - Protopresbyter Joseph Fester, Pastor blesses the faithful at the end of Resurrection Matins.
St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY - Father Joseph reads the Paschal Encyclical of Archbishp Demetrios at the Paschal Divine LIturgy.
St Gregory of Nyssa Church, Seaford, NY - The Paschal Artos Bread
Columbus, Ohio - Holy Cross Mission - Father Mark Lowery blesses palms at the conclusion of Saturday evening's Vespers as Holy Cross Mission began its observance of Holy Week. Assisting Fr. Mark is altar server Nathan Jula, grandson of Protopresbyter Stephen and Pani Catherine Jula.
Columbus, Ohio - Holy Cross Mission - Pani Eleanor, Fr. Paul and Ruth Herbert celebrated the Feast of Palms at Holy Cross Mission before traveling to Fr. Paul's home parish of St. Nicholas in Lansford, PA to assist with services there.
Columbus, Ohio - Holy Cross Mission - Christ's Resurrection was celebrated with standing-room only attendance at Holy Cross Mission. A new icon of Christ Pantocrator, written by Mr. Raymond J. Mastroberte, may be seen gracing the High Place of the church.
Christ the Saviour Church, North Royalton, OH - Very Rev. Protopresbyter David Smoley Blesses Paschal Foods
Christ the Saviour Church, North Royalton, OH - Protopresbyter David Smoley and Deacon Robert Alexander Hubiak with the parish Altarboys at the Paschal Divine LIturgy
St Siloan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - The Chrismation of Stephen & Yohanna, Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil, Great & Holy Saturday
St Siloan the Athonite Mission, Toronto, Ontario, Canada -Choir at Paschal Matins
Latrobe, PA -St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church- Holy Friday procession.
Latrobe, PA -St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church - Fr. Michael Rustick places the Burial Shroud (plashchanitsa) in the tomb.
Latrobe, PA -St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church - "Kneeling in all humility....." Holy Friday Vespers.
Holy Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Jenners, PA--Altar boy Jonah Bremer listens attentively to the Gospel message.
Blessing of the baskets on the Holy and Great day in St. Mary's Church Hall, Jenners, PA.
Interior of St. Mary's Church, Jenners, PA following the Divine Liturgy of Resurrection.
St. John's Church, Sharon, PA -Following Vespers on Great and Holy Friday, the faithful quietly came forward to reverence the Holy Shroud
St. John's Church, Sharon, PA - Fr. David Mastroberte censes during Resurrection Matins. This year marked the final time that the Holy Week and Paschal services would be held in the parish's current building in Sharon
St. John's Church, Sharon, PA - Fr. David blessed 65 baskets following Resurrection Matins.
Sts Peter & Paul Church - Windber,PA - Bright Week
Sts Peter and Paul Church, Windber, PA - The Holy Sanctuary at Pascha
Sts Peter & Paul Church - Windber, PA - Empty Tomb
SS Joseph and Andrew Mission in Candler, NC. - Anna praying at the Tomb
SS Joseph and Andrew Mission in Candler, NC. - Resurrection Matins
St Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - Paschal Divine LIturgy
St Michael's Church, Rankin, PA - Pascha 2012 with Children