Monday, April 09, 2007

Pascha, Glorious Pascha!

Our mission congregation celebrated Holy Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, with tremendous joy. Through the course of Holy Week, nearly thirty persons participated in the variety of services that were offered. We were delighted to welcome a number of first time visitors who responded to our advertisements in the local paper. The following photographs offer a glimpse of the wonder of it all, including the feast which followed the feast...

Father Sergius Clark provided tremendous leadership and guidance throughout the various services from Great and Holy Thursday through to the Divine Liturgy of Holy Pascha.

Learning the music for the multitude of services proved to be something of a challenge, but what we lacked in harmony, we more-than-manifested in enthusiasm and gusto.

Because of several generous gifts, we were able to adorn the church with lilies and other flowers.

Throughout the week, we were delighted to welcome local participants from Maringouin and St. Francisville, and others from various parts of Russia, Serbia, and Lebanon. Nearly everyone brought something to contribute to the feast!

O glorious Pascha!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!