Paschal Vigil Served at Christ the Saviour - 05/05/24

On Sunday, May 5, Great and Holy Pascha, very early in the morning, the "Feast of Feasts and Holy Day of holy days" was celebrated at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA. Serving the Vigil was Archpriest Stephen Vernak, Rector of Christ the Saviour Church, Mitered Archpriest Daniel Kovalak, Attached to Christ the Saviour Church, and Deacon John Shingara, Attached to Christ the Saviour Church. Following the Vigil the Pascha Baskets were blessed downstairs.

Ode 1 - Canon of Holy Pascha: It is the day of Resurrection, let us be illumined O ye people, Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord, from death unto Life and from earth unto Heaven has Christ our God led us singing the song of Victory! Let us purify our senses, and we shall behold Christ, radiant with the light ineffable of the Resurrection, and shall hear Him say in accents clear, rejoice as we sing the song of victory. For meet it is that the Heavens should rejoice, and that the earth should be glad, and the whole world, visible and invisible, should keep the feast, for Christ, the everlasting joy is Risen!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!