May 1, 2016
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
May 1, 2016
Holy Pascha. The Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
(After “Blessed is the Kingdom…” and “Amen.”:)
Priest: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (thrice)
Choir: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (thrice)
(The Priest then chants the Paschal verses with the choir singing the Troparion “Christ is risen…” after each verse.)
vs: Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee from before His face!
vs: As smoke vanishes so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire!
vs: So the sinners will perish before the face of God, but let the righteous be glad!
vs: This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
Now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Priest:Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death,
Choir: and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
The First Antiphon (Instead of Bless the Lord)
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! Sing of His name, give glory to His praise!
Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us!
Say to God: How awesome are Thy deeds! So great is Thy power that Thy enemies cringe before Thee! (Refrain)
Let all the earth worship Thee and praise Thee! Let it praise Thy name, O most High! (Refrain)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. (Refrain)
The Second Antiphon (Instead of Praise the Lord)
God be bountiful to us and bless us! Show the light of Thy countenance upon us and have mercy on us!
Refrain: O Son of God Who arose from the dead, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia!
That we may know Thy way upon the earth, and Thy salvation among all nations. (Refrain)
Let the people give thanks to Thee, O God! Let all the people give thanks to Thee! (Refrain)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen. (Only-begotten Son and immortal Word of God …)
The Third Antiphon ( Instead of the Beatitudes)
Reader: Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee from before His face!
Choir: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)
Reader: As smoke vanishes so let them vanish; as wax melts before the fire! (Troparion)
Reader: So the sinners will perish before the face of God. But let the righteous be glad! (Troparion)
Reader: This is the day which the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Troparion)
Priest:Bless God in the churches, the Lord, O you who are of Israel’s fountain. (Troparion)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Hypakoe (Tone 8)
Before the dawn Mary and the women came / and found the stone rolled away from the tomb / They heard the angelic voice: “Why do you seek among the dead / as a man the One who is everlasting Light? / Behold the clothes in the grave; go and proclaim to the world: / The Lord is risen; He has slain death // as He is the Son of God, saving the race of man.
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Kontakion (Tone 8)
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal / Thou didst destroy the power of death / In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming: Rejoice to the myrrhbearing women //granting peace to Thy Apostles, and bestowing Resurrection on the fallen.
As Many (Instead of Holy God)
As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Alleluia.
Prokeimenon (Tone 8)
This is the day which the Lord has made // let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Vs. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for is mercy endures forever.
Epistle Reading (Acts 1:1-8)
The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Verses after the Epistle
And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Thou didst arise and have mercy on Zion.
The Lord looked down from heaven and saw all the sons of men.
Gospel Reading(John 1:1-17)
Let us attend: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly meet)
The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace / Rejoice, O pure Virgin! / Again, I say: Rejoice / Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb! / With Himself He has raised all the dead / Rejoice, O ye people! / Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! / The glory of the Lord has shone on you / Exult now, and be glad, O Zion! // Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son!
Receive the Body of Christ; taste the fountain of immortality! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Instead of “Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord,” we sing the Troparion “Christ is risen …” (once). Instead of “We have seen the True Light” and “Let our mouths be filled …,” we sing “Christ is risen …” (once each). Instead of “Blessed be the Name of the Lord,” we sing “Christ is risen …” (thrice). Instead of “Glory to You, O Christ our God…,” the priest sings: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death,” and the choir concludes: “and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.” The priest gives the Dismissal, and after the singing of “Christ is risen” (thrice), we finish with: “And unto us He has given eternal life. Let us worship His Resurrection on the third day!
Welcome to our Visitors!
A warm welcome to all our visitors and guests who have joined us in celebrating the Divine Liturgy. Please join us for our Fellowship Hour in the Church Hall . Please note: Only those Orthodox Christians that have properly prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and confession of sins may approach the Chalice and receive Holy Communion.
Schedule of Services
Pascha Sunday, May 1 11:00 a.m. Paschal Vespers
Bright Monday, May 2 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Bright Saturday, May 7 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, May 8 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour List
May 1 Pascha
May 8 Peter and Marie Weremedic
May 15 Tom and Martha Fletcher
May 22 Cindy Schaeffer and Sony Bosack
May 26 Midge Paulonis and Vera Kleman
June 5 Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz
June 12 Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick
Please remember that it is your responsibility to find someone to cover for your turn if you cannot be there on the appointed date. Thanks to all!