Our holy fathers have renounced all other spiritual work and concentrated wholly on this one doing, that is, on guarding the heart, convinced that, through this practice, they would easily attain every other virtue, whereas without it not a single virtue can be firmly established.
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Holy Pascha - 05/01/16
On Sunday, May 1st, the faithful gathered for the Midnight service, celebrating the Feast of Feast, Holy Pascha, which commemorates the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Over 100 people gathered for the celebration of the liturgical services which were followed by the blessing of foods and a festive meal in the hall and rectory. We greet you all with the joyous exclamation, "Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!"
From April 24 - April 30, the faithful gathered at Christ the Savior to celebrated the solemn liturgical services of Great and Holy Week, which commemorates the Lord's voluntary Passion, His Cross, Death and Burial.
On Great and Holy Wednesday, April 27th, the faithful gathered for the Mystery of Holy Unction, the anointing with holy oil for the healing of soul and body. The Church’s practice of Holy Unction dates back to Apostolic times, see James 5:14.
On Palm Sunday, April 24th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. This joyous feastday included the beautiful divine services, a liturgical procession, and a tasty fish meal. We thank the Lord and all who made this day so festive! As we now enter into the Great and Holy Week, we ask the Lord's blessing to help us pass these all-revered days in godliness, commemorating the savings acts of His voluntary Passion, being incorporated into the mystery of His salvation, and looking to the bright and radiant celebration of Holy Pascha.
On Saturday, April 23rd, the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus, Chad Michael Fortin received the Sacrament of Baptism, becoming a member of the Holy Orthodox Church. We rejoice, together with Chad Michael and his sponsor, Andrew Hageman, on Chad's reception into the Body of Christ, and we ask the Lord to continue His divine blessings upon him, granting him health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in all good things, and many blessed years!
On Friday, March 25th, following the divine services for the Annunciation and a festive luncheon, a Pysanky Class was offered for parishioners and friends of Christ the Savior. A good time was had by all and we thank those who helped make this event happened, especially Cecilia Wynat who led the class. Glory to God for a joyous celebration of the feast and an enjoyable day of fellowship!