Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

Did Jesus physically rise from the dead? Does it matter? We filmed this last year, but the message is still relevant. Rev. Deacon Anthony Dragani, PhD talks about this very important pillar of Christianity.

Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at Pope’s Easter Mass

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

The Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at Pope’s Easter Mass If you watched Pope Francis’ Easter Mass at St Peter’s Basilica yesterday, then you may have noticed the very moving gospel of the Resurrection sung in Greek. The deacon, Gianpiero Vaccaro, from the Italo-Albanian Eparchy of Lungro (Calabria, Italy) is also a student of the Greek …

The Hajme — Holy Saturday Paschal Vigil online

April 11, 2020 0 Comments

As Saint John Chrysostom (+AD 407) said in his Resurrection Homily, “Let those who have borne the burden of Lent now receive their pay, and those who have toiled since the first hour, let them now receive their due reward. Let no one fear death, for the death of our Savior has set us free. …

The Hajme — Holy Saturday Paschal Vigil

April 11, 2020 0 Comments

The Hajme — Holy Saturday Paschal Vigil “…the Church directs and concentrates our attention on our Lord’s tomb…this day shares both in the sorrow of the Passion and in the joy of the Resurrection…” We have arrived at the goal of the Great Fast: the “Feast of Feasts” Great and Holy Pascha (Easter). Our Lenten …

Keeping the Parish on mission and budget

April 11, 2020 0 Comments

Message from Father Dennis: These are the most difficult of times. Please pray, follow the guidelines of the medical authorities, and wash and disinfect all the time. The parish is so empty without you all being here. God willing, we may be able to gather soon. On a note that I always hate to address— …

Great and Holy Friday – Epitaphios Service online

April 10, 2020 0 Comments

The Epitaphios Service tonight is really the morning prayer for Holy Saturday. It is centered around the tomb of Christ and celebrating what He is doing in the underworld: He is busy destroying death. The name of the service –Epitaphios– has the meaning of shroud under which the faithful pass under during the service symbolizing …

Great and Holy Friday – Epitaphios Service

April 10, 2020 0 Comments

The Lamentations and Praises at the Tomb on Holy Friday “On Holy Thursday we followed Jesus to the upper room. Today, Holy Friday, we follow him up to Golgotha.” Great and Holy Friday at 6:30 p.m. Follow us online at Facebook (@StAnnWaterfordCT) OR on the parish website (stannmelkitechurch.org) The Epitaphios Service tonight is really the morning …