Holy Pascha

The Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Хрїстóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе!

Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig oppstanden!

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ανέστη!

Христос воскресе! Воистину воскресе!

Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Gu dearbh, tha e air èiridh!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!
המשיח קם! באמת קם!

Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!

¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal!

Pikhristos Aftonf! Khen oumethmi aftonf!

المسيح قام! حقا قام!‎

Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց՜ Օրհնեալ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի՜

基督復活了 他確實復活了

Kristus är uppstånden! Han är sannerligen uppstånden!

Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!


Interior of Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral, San Francisco

Sunday May 2, 2021 / April 19, 2021
The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord.
The End of the Great Lent.
Venerable John of the Ancient Caves in Palestine (8th c.).
St. Matrona the Blind of Moscow (1952).
New Hieromartyr Victor, bishop of Glazov (1934).
New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest (1942).
Martyrs Christopher, Theonas, and Antoninus in Nicomedia (303).
Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem.
St. George the Confessor, bishop of Antioch in Pisidia (813-820).
St. Tryphon, patriarch of Constantinople (933).
Venerable Nicephorus, abbot of Katabad.
Venerable Symeon the Barefoot of Philotheou Monastery, Mt. Athos.
Finding of the relics (1621) of Venerable Joachim, abbot of Opochka (Pskov) (1515).
Venerable Joasaph (Bolotov) of Alaska.
Hieromartyr Alphege, archbishop of Canterbury (1012) (Celtic & British).
New Martyr Agathangelus of Esphigmenou Monastery, Mt. Athos (1819) (Greek).
Martyrs Theodore, his mother Philippa and two soldiers, Socrates and Dionysius at Perge in Pamphylia (2nd c.).

The Scripture Readings

Acts 1:1-8

Prologue

1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, 3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

The Holy Spirit Promised

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

John 1:1-17

The Eternal Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John’s Witness: The True Light

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 20:19-25

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Seeing and Believing

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

Abbot Tryphon

About Abbot Tryphon

The Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon is Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. Situated in the heart of a beautiful forest, surrounded by the Salish Sea, the monastery is reached by ferry from either Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington.

8 comments:

  1. Christ is risen! Dear Abbot Tryphon may you and your holy community have a blessed and holy Pascha. Christos annesti!

  2. THE brightest and best Day of every year! Blessings to all the brothers on Vashon Island.

  3. Dear Abbot & monks,
    Truly He has risen and a bright Pascha morning to you!

    Fr bless,

  4. you always miss us UKRAINIANS in your list of Easter greetings–our lives and our traditions matter too.

    1. Send me the Paschal greetings of the Ukrainians, and I’ll add it for next year. I actually got this from some other source, so it is not intentional that I am leaving anyone out.

  5. Kristo Amefufuka! Kweli Amefufuka!

    (For all the Swahili/Kiswahili Orthodox Faithful)

    Swahili or Kiswahili
    “…is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of East and Southern Africa, including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)”

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