Holy Ghost Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church
Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA - Diocese of Johnstown
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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!    Christos Voskrese!  Voistinnu Voskrese!

Christos Aneste! Alithos Aneste!  Feltamadt Kristusz! Valoban Feltamadt!

Christos a Inviat! Adeverat Inviat!  Christos ha Resucitado! En Verdad ha Resuscitado!

Le Christ est ressuscité! Est vraiment ressuscité  Christus ist auferstanden! Ist wirklich auferstanden!

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Services for the Week

Saturday:  6:30pm - Great Vespers; Confessions

Sunday:     9:30am - Divine Liturgy  

Holy Days: as announced

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Resurrection of Our Lord

Pascha (Easter)

Enjoy ye all the feast of faith; receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness.
(Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom, read at Paschal Matins)

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the center of the Christian faith. Saint Paul says that if Christ is not raised from the dead, then our preaching and faith are in vain (I Cor. 15:14). Indeed, without the resurrection there would be no Christian preaching or faith. The disciples of Christ would have remained the broken and hopeless band which the Gospel of John describes as being in hiding behind locked doors for fear of the Jews. They went nowhere and preached nothing until they met the risen Christ, the doors being shut (John 20: 19). Then they touched the wounds of the nails and the spear; they ate and drank with Him. The resurrection became the basis of everything they said and did (Acts 2-4): “. . . for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have” (Luke 24:39).

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Pascha - The Resurrection of Our Lord