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 дарував.
Tropar, tone 3: Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice, for the Lord has done a mighty deed with His arm. He trampled death by death. He became the first-born of the dead; He saved us from the abyss of Hades and granted great mercy to the world.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Kondak, tone 3: Lord, as of old You raised the Paralytic, lift my soul by Your divine presence, for by my many sins and foolish actions, I, too, am now afflicted and crippled.
Raise me, that being saved I may cry to You: Glory to Your power, O merciful Christ.
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 1:
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have hoped in You.
verse (solo): Rejoice in the Lord, O you just; praise befits the righteous.
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have hoped in You.
Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 9: 32—42
As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed.” He got up at once. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw
him, and they turned to the Lord. Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated means Dorcas). She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving. Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid (her) out in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.”

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs where all the widows came to him weeping and showing him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to her body and said, “Tabitha, rise up.” She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord. 

Alleluia Verse: 

Solo: Of Your mercies, O Lord, I will sing forever; with my mouth I will procvlaim Your truth from generation to generation. Alleluia (3x). 

Solo: For You have said, “Mercy will be established forever.” Alleluia (3). 

Gospel: John 5: 1 — 15 

After this, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep (Gate) a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immedi-ately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked. Now that day was a sab-bath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.” He answered them, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.'” They asked him, “Who is the man who told you, ‘Take it up and walk’?” The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there. After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him, “Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.” The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. 

It is truly right… Достойно- 

The 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. 

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 Paralytic 

The third Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pascha is observed by the Eastern Church as the Sunday of the Paralytic. The day commemorates the miracle of Christ healing a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years. The biblical story of the event is found in the Gospel of John 5:1-15. 

Close to the Sheep’s Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep’s Pool. It had five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies awaiting the moving of the water. The first person to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had. 

It was there that the paralytic of today’s Gospel was lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, “Will you be made whole?” And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool.” The Lord said unto him, “Rise, take up your bed, and walk.” And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath. 

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. 


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!  Stay Safe! 

Words can not express my gratitude to all of the parishioners of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrews. You have make my stay here ex-tremely enjoyable . I will never forget you and will always remember you in my prayers. I am heart-broken 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 

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! 

Friday Food Sale Pick-up only! 

Next Friday, May 8, 2020, there will be a food sale at the hall. This week we will also have halubchi. We have fro-zen pierohi (potato, Cheese, and Sauerkraut), as well as rolls (nut, poppy seed and apricot). There is also frozen paska bread. Please call the rectory to place an order or stop by the hall between 3:00PM– 6:00PM. 

Liturgical Services Livestreaming Schedule 

in Philadelphia Archeparchy 

Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family  – Washington, DC 

Great Vespers will be livestreamed Saturday 6 pm Bi-lingual until further notice 

The Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed Sunday 10 am Bi-lingual until further notice 

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St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church  – Whippany, New Jersey 

The Divine Liturgy in English will be broadcast at 5 PM on Surdays and in Ukrainian/English at 10 AM on Sundays until further notice. 

Facebook link: 112583470375669/ 

Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Bridgeport, Pa. 

The Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed Saturday at 6 pm in English and Sunday at 9 am Ukrainian until further notice. 

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You can also click on this link to go to Father Ron’s YouTube Channel. 

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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church  – Olyphant, Pa. 

The Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed Sunday at 9 am on Facebook and then uploaded to YouTube. 

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