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ResurrectionFeasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fesakh - Hajmeh - Celebration First Day - Divine Liturgy Morning

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All services in Great Week are moved ahead 12 hours.

Then, there is nothing Liturgically on Sunday morning. However, many churches will have a second Divine Liturgy of Holy and Glorious Pascha for the people who were unable to attend on Saturday night. This action is done as a humanitarian gesture for the young, old, sick, etc. so that they can attend a Pascha service. In the United States, this second Divine Liturgy is celebrated at the request of the Eparach.

In the United States, the Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom is said.

The Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom

Trisagion Hymn is the Baptismal Hymn:

All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! or All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia! or As many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
Antom ol-ladheen bli-Maseeh i'tamadtom al-Maseeh qad labistom, Allilouia
Ossi ees Christon evaptisthiteh, Christon enedheesasthen, Allilouia

Troparion of Pascha 3 times:

Christ is risen from the dead, and by His death He has trampled upon death and has given life to those who are in the tombs! or Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the Tombs bestowing life! Al-Maseehu qama min bayn il-amwat wa wati almawta bil mawt wa wa hab al-ah-yat lil-lazeena filqubour! or Al Masih kam min baynil amwat, wa wati-al mawt bil mawt, wa wahabal hayat lil-lazina fil kooboor! Christos Anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton batissas, ke tis endis mnimassi, zo-in kharrissa menos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patesas, kai tis en tis mnemasi, zoeen charisamenos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron, thana to thanaton patisas, ketis en tis mnimasi, zo in charisamenos! or Christos Anesti ek nekron thanato than aton pateesas keh thees en dees mnimassi zo-een kharisamenos! Christos Voskrese iz mertvych, smertiyu smert' poprav, i sushym vo grobyech, zhivot darovav!

Hypacoi of Pascha (Fourth Tone):

Mary and her companions went forth before dawn: they found the stone rolled away from the tomb and heard the angel say: "Why do you seek Him as a man among the daed when He is in eternal splendor? Behold, the shroud is folded. Hasten, and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and has crushed death, for He is the Son of god, the Savoiur of Mankind.

Kontakion of Pascha (Second or Eight Tone):

Immortal One, when You went down in the tomb, You overthrew the power of Hades. O Christ God, You rose victorious from the dead! You greeted the ointment-bearing women, gave peace to your disciples, and resurrection to those who had fallen.

Apostolos

The Apostolos of the Divine Liturgy is Acts 1:1-9< /p>

Gospel

The Gospel of the Divine Liturgy is Mark 16:1-8 and John 1:1-17
John 1:1-17 "In the beginning was the Word . . . "

Homily

According to tradition, the Pascha Homily of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople is said during every Pascha Divine Liturgy.

At the end of the Liturgy

After the Apotysis, the priest holds the Paschal Candle and faces thePeople: The priest raises the Paschal candle and greets the people 3 times with the people responding each time. The first time, he faces the People; the second time he turns slightly to his left side; the third time, slightly to his right side.
Priest greets: "Christ is risen!" "He is truly risen!" or "Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam!" or "Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!" People respond: "Christ is risen!" "He is truly risen!" or "Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam!" or "Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!"

The priest states and the people respond:
Priest says: "Glory to His resurrection on the third day!"
People respond, "We glorify His resurrection on the third day!"

Blessing of Holy Artos (Pascha eggs and bread)

Blessing of Holy Artos (Pascha eggs and bread)

After Divine Liturgy

Everyone comes forward to kiss the cross, to venerate the ikon of the Resurrection, and to receive a piece of the blessed bread, a flower, and an egg.

The people greet each other with the Pascha eggs. They greet by cracking their eggs and saying the Pascal greeting.
"Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!
Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam! or Al Massihu Qam! Haqqan Qam! or Al Meseeh Kam! Hak'an Kam!
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!"

The people take the Pascha eggs and bread home to continue their Pascha celebration.

Liturgical Cycle

From Holy and Glorious Pascha to Great Feast of Pentecost, Sunday is the first day of the Liturical week. In the remainder of the year, Sunday is the last day of the Liturgical week.

Pascha Cycle

Pascha is the center and height of the Pascha Cycle. Pascha is between Great and Holy Saturday and Bright Monday or New Monday

Images

Images of Pascha: Glorious and Holy Easter Sunday Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)
Images of the Pascha Liturgy Continued Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)
Images of Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States)

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Greek Catholic, Melkite Al-Bushra

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Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Chantez au Seigneur un Chant Nouveau St Jean Chrysostome Brussels, Belgium

Pascal Greeting, Pascal Troparion, Feasting, the Doors and Curtains of the Ikonostasis are Open, Paschal Candle from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha until the beginning of the Vespers of the Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

For the Forty Days from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha (Feasts of Feasts) to the Great Feast of the Ascension, we celebrate the Holy and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead. By His death He has trampled upon death and given life to the world. By breaking down the gates of Hades, He has opened Heaven to all.

We greet each other by saying "Christ is risen! He is truly risen!" or "Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam! / Al Massihu Qam! Haqqan Qam!" or "Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!".

Also, we say "Glory to His Resurrection on the Third Day! We glorify His Resurrection on the Third Day!".

Finally, we sing the Troparion of Pascha repeatedly in the Divine Liturgy ("Christ is risen from the dead and by His death He has trampled upon death, and has given life to those who are in the tombs!"),

We feast for Forty Days! We do not fast, not even on Fridays. Fasting is forbidden.

The doors and curtains of the ikonostasis remain open. This action is to symbolize how Christ's Resurrection has opened Heaven.

The Paschal Candle, the first one lit by the New Light of Pascha, burns brightly on the Holy Table.

Standing from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha until the Great Feast of Pentecost

We stand! We do not kneel. Kneeling is forbidden until the beginning of the Vespers of the Great Feast of Pentecost.

These prayers ask the Lord Jesus Christ to send the Holy Spirit also upon us, to empower us to do His will in all aspects of our lives. They are called the "Kneeling Prayers" because they mark the first time we kneel after the 50-day celebration of the Resurrection.


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