Christ is risen from the dead, trampling death by death, and to those in the tombs giving life.
Христос воскрес із мертвих, смертю смерть подолав, і тим шо в гробах, життя
Tropar, tone 2: When you went down to death, O Life Immortal, You struck Hades dead
with the blazing light of Your divinity. When You raised the dead from the nether
world, all the powers of heaven cried out: “O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory be to
Tropar, tone 2: The nolle Joseph took down Your most pure body from the tree. He wrapped it with a clean shroud and aromatic spices and placed it in a new tomb. But on the third day You arose, O Lord, granting the world Your great mercy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit.,
Kondak, tone 2: You commanded the myrrh-bearers to rejoice, O Christ God, and ended
the grief of our mother Eve by Your Resurrection. You ordered the apostles to proclaim
to all: “The Savior is risen from the tomb.”
now and forever and ever. Amen.
Kondak, tone 8: Though You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, yet You destroyed the powers of Hades; and You rose as victor, O Christ God, calling the myrrhbearing women: Rejoice! And giving peace to Your Apostles: You, who grant Resurrection to the fallen.
Prokimen, tone 3:
Save Your people, O Lord and bless Your inheritance.
verse (solo): Unto You I will cry, O Lord my God, lest You turn from me in silence.
Save Your people, O Lord and bless Your inheritance.
Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 6: 1—7
At that time, as the number of disciples continued to grow, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.
So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table. Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this task, whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with
faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and
Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles
who prayed and laid hands on them.
Alleluia Verse:
Solo: You have shown favor to Your land, O Lord; You brought back the captives
of Jacob. Alleluia (3x).
Solo: Mercy and truth have met; righteousness and peace have embraced. Alleluia
Gospel: Mark 15: 43 — 16: 8
When it was already evening, since it was the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a distinguished member of the council, who was himself awaiting the kingdom of God, came and courageously went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate was amazed that he was already dead. He summoned the centurion and asked him if Jesus had already died. And when he learned of it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. Having bought a linen cloth, he took him down, wrapped him in the linen cloth and laid him in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses watched where he was laid. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.'” Then they went out and fled from the tomb, seized with trembling and bewilderment.
They said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
It is truly right… ДостойноThe Angel cried out to the One full of Grace: O chaste Virgin, Rejoice! And again I say, Rejoice! Your Son has risen from the tomb on the third day, and raised the dead. Let all people rejoice! Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! For the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! Exult now and be glad, O Sion! And you, O chaste Mother of God, take delight in the resurrection of your Son.
Please Pray For the Sick and Homebound of the Parish
Fr. David Clooney, Demetrius Grabowsky, Mary Grudza, Sr. Mary Cecilia Jurasinski, Helen Katarzynski, Mary Kowal, Pauline Lahoda, Frank Magrowski, Fr. Frank Patrylak, Paul Ridilla, Ellen Roman, George & Mary Shade, Rose Shelak . If you would like your name or someone else added to the list please contact Fr. Mark.
April 26 , 2020 – 3 – 26 квітня 2020 року
Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Неділя Мироносиць
Ангел звістив Благодатній; Чиста Діво, радуйся! І хнову кажу; Радуйся!
Твій син воскрес на третій день із гробу, і мертвих воскресив. Люди,
Світися, світися, новий Єрусалиме! Слава бо Господня на тобі засяяла!
Радій нині і веселися, Сіоне, а ти, чиста Богордице, втішайчя
воскресінням Сина Твого.
Communion Verse
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Sion. Alleluia (3x).
Прослав, Єрусалиме, Господа, хвали Бога Твого, Сіоне. Алилуя (3х).
Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
The women went to the tomb of Christ very early in the morning. They
were still grieving the loss of their beloved Lord. Because Jesus had died
on the evening before the sabbath they were not able to preform the usual ritual of washing and anointing His body for burial.
They were talking to each other as they were heading to the graveyard.
They were wondering how they would be able to roll the stone from the
entrance of the tomb. These women were very brave and had much perseverance. It was love which brought them, with much courage, to
anoint a body. They were going to anoint and grieve over one who was
dead. However, it was not death they encountered it was “life.” Christ
was raised from the dead! He conquered death by His very death! Because of this, our encounter with death will never be the same.
The myrrh-bearing women were given a very special privilege of being
the first to witnesses life, Life in Jesus Christ. We, the followers of Jesus Christ, are the recipients of this eternal life in Christ.
If you are able to continue you weekly Sunday offering please
feel free to send it to the Parish Rectory

Although we are not having public Divine Liturgies, they are still being celebrated and are being live streamed on our Facebook Page.
The expenses of having a parish continue even during a Pandemic. As you are very aware the bills never stop coming.
Thank you for supporting your parish!
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Welcome to Father Roman Sverdan
Friday, May 1 Father Roman will officially become
the new pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
Mary parish in Reading as well as the Administrator
of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Lancaster Pa.
Please welcome Father Roman as he begins his new
assignment during these challenging for our Church as well as the world.
A phone call to welcome him to our parish would be a very appreciated.
May Our Lord Bless Father Roman as he begins his new assignment!

Words cannot express my gratitude to all of the
parishioners of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and St. Andrews. You have make my stay here extremely enjoyable . I will never forget you and will
always remember you in my prayers. I am heartbroken that we could not say farewell in person.
However, due to the current circumstances it was
not possible. May the Good Lord continue to bless and keep you.

Fr. Mark

Friday Food Sale
Pick-up only!
Next Friday, May 1,2020, there will be a food sale at the
hall. We have frozen pierohi (potato, Cheese, and Sauerkraut), as well as rolls (nut, poppy seed and apricot).
There is also frozen paska break. Please call the rectory
to place an order or stop by the hall between 3:00pm and 6:00pm/

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