Bishop Nicholas’ Paschal Letter 2020

April 6, 2020 0 Comments

Pascha 2020 Dear Clergy and Faithful, Christ is risen! He is truly risen! The Paschal Canon of St. John of Damascus begins: “Today is the day of the resurrection! 0 nations, let us be joyful.” And yet there is not much joy this year in the nations of the world with the pandemic of COVID-19, …

Monday’s Bridegroom Service online

April 6, 2020 0 Comments

Our Bridegroom Service tonight, Monday, April 6, 2020.

Bridegroom Service Monday

April 6, 2020 0 Comments

The Bridegroom Service —Great and Holy Monday at 6:30 p.m. Today is the first of the three days on which we reflect on Jesus as the “Bridegroom”—the Spouse of the Bride (the Church). He is coming to lay down His life for His Bride. The Service today will be live streamed on Saint Ann’s Facebook page …

The schedule for Great and Holy Week 2020

April 5, 2020 0 Comments

The Great and Holy Week Schedule live streamed at the Parish. Visit the St Ann Facebook page (@StAnnWaterfordCT) or watch for the services here on the parish website. The Bridegroom Service on Monday and Tuesday During these first three days, we reflect on Jesus as the “Bridegroom”—the Spouse of the Bride (the Church). He is coming …

Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy 2020

April 5, 2020 0 Comments

Today we begin the holiest week of the Church year —a week that has changed all of human history— as we remember the Lord’s life, death and resurrection. Our world is certainly experiencing the passion of the Lord in a unique way in this time of crisis and fear. Let’s pray for one another and …

Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha at home 2020

April 4, 2020 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Here is a wonderful resource for celebrating the Holy Week and Pascha at home. The nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in Ohio took up the hope of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Oriental Congregation (Rome) who encouraged the Eastern Faithful to develop resources for at home prayer. It is the best …

Clothed with Christ’s grace

April 4, 2020 0 Comments

Now that we are at Palm Sunday, we enter more deeply into the mysteries of our Christian faith through liturgical drama of Holy Week –a week that has changed all of history. No other event of history has been so impactful. The daily experience of the last month and perhaps speculating of what may happen …