CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

 

Bishop Daniel’s Message for May

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Christ is risen!

Through days and weeks of the Great Fast we prepared for the celebration of Holy Week. In Holy Week we participated in the annual commemoration of the Lord’s life-giving passion and death.  The various services of Holy Week, the proclamation of the Scriptures and the singing of the ancient hymnography of the Church, allowed us to bear witness to the great mystery of the Son of God entering into the fullness of human life, including physical death.  On the Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha, we joyously proclaimed His victory over sin and death in His triumphant Resurrection from the dead.  The Church now continues to celebrate this bright victory throughout the forty days of the Paschal Season.  Let us pray that in our parish and in our homes we will sustain the joyous spirit of Pascha and that the proclamation of Christ’s victory- and ours- will continue to be proclaimed in our daily lives, each and every day of the year.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death – and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

With love in the Risen Lord,

+Bishop Daniel

JUNE 8-9 ARCHPASTORAL VISIT OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP BENJAMIN

His Eminence Archbishop BENJAMIN will be making an archpastoral visit to our parish the weekend of June 8-9.  He will be present for Vespers on Saturday, June 8, and preside at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 9.  We look forward to welcoming His Eminence, our diocesan bishop and archpastor.  Mark your calendars now!

 

Upcoming Calendar
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    Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
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    May

    Sunday
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
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    Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
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    Jun

    Sunday
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
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    Jun

    Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
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    Jun

    Sunday
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
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    Jun

    Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
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    Jun

    Sunday
    PENTECOST
    9:00 Divine Liturgy
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CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Great and Holy Pascha

- The Resurrection of Christ

 

 

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Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1614 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85006