Choir Program a Fine Paschal Season Finale

Guest readers enhance afternoon presentation at cathedral As the days of Pascha drew to a close, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. provided a joyous gathering space for the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir’s program of … Continue reading

Pascha 2016 Pastoral Message

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
Christos Voskrese! Voistinnu Voskrese!

May the Risen Lord bring joy and peace to your hearts!

Easter brings His promise that all darkness and fear will be driven away. When the women and the Apostles came to the tomb, it was a time filled with sadness and fear. They were sad at the loss of their dear friend and spiritual leader. They were fearful that the soldiers could arrest them at any moment. Despite their fear, they went to the tomb to complete the burial preparations.

The Apostle’s and women’s fear was changed to joy and gladness when they discovered that Jesus was not there, but that He had arisen. Jesus appeared to them in his glorified body. He continued to be with them until the Ascension. His presence with them proved to them and to us that what He proclaimed and taught them during his life was the Truth. Our belief in his teachings reveals the way to live and to treat each other with mercy and kindness. Giving our lives as servants will allow us to be resurrected to eternal life with the Saints in heaven. Continue reading