Sunday, November 29, 2020 UTC

APRIL 11: GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY & VESPERS WITH DIVINE LITURGY (BLESSING YOUR PASCHA BASKET AT HOME)

JERUSALEM MATINS (PRIVATE): 8:00 AM; VIGIL WITH DIVINE LITURGY (PRIVATE): 4:00 PM.

Fr. Mark streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

On Holy Saturday we hear the Gospel Matthew 28: 1-20. The faithful women visit Jesus’ tomb and an angel invites them to see the place where Jesus had been laid. They are told to tell Jesus’ disciples that He is risen. As they leave the area they encounter the risen Jesus. The guards, who were incapacitated by the angel, report to the chief priests about the incident and the priests bribe the guards to lie about what happened.

If you would like to bless your Pascha Basket at home with your Blessed Holy Water, “the Paschal Matins book contains versions of the blessings of Paschal foods which may be prayed by any Christian. While not a priestly blessing, it reminds us that all Christians are empowered by their baptism to bless and thank God for all he has done for us.” You can find the blessing here: BLESSING OF PASCHA BASKETDoc2