Paschal Matins - 05/26/20
On Wednesday of the sixth week of Pascha, we celebrate the Leavetaking of the Feast. While most Feasts have their Leavetaking on the eighth day, Pascha, the Feast of Feasts, has its Leavetaking on the thirty-ninth day. The fortieth day is the Feast of the Lord’s Ascension, which marks the end of the Lord’s physical presence on earth. He does not abandon us, however. He has promised to be with us always, even until the end of the age (MT 20:28). As we sing in the Kontakion for Ascension, “Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love Thee, but remaining with them and crying: I am with you and no one will be against you.” There is a similar thought expressed in the Troparion for the Dormition: “In falling asleep, you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos.”
Regular services are now being held at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church. All are welcome! The monthly calendar gives the type and time of services. As present civil authority regulations permit only 30 persons at any given service. It is necessary for you to register for Sunday Divine Liturgy and any Other service that is marked “registration.” To register go to signupgenuis or e-mail Maria Torrisi email@example.com or Father James firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message on the parish phone 908-685-1452. Registration deadline is Fridays evenings at 9:00p.m.
Reminder that you are required to observe social distancing and wear a mask or face covering, except for children under age of 2. For further information or clarification about the schedule or health regulations, please contact Father James Parsells.