Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Христос Воскресе! Al-Masih-Qam! In celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection, see the attached the Hours of Pascha, which may be festively sung in place of Morning and Evening Prayers this Bright Week.
This week we invite you to be transformed into eyewitnesses and direct participants in the awesome events of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For a daily guide of the various services that will be celebrated at Holy Trinity this week, see Journey to Pascha, courtesy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of George Thomas Biberdorf, newborn son of Fr. Basil and Mat. Dea. He was born Monday, April 11 weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. Many years!
This Sunday is the last day of collection for our Matthew 25 Lenten outreaches: Donations are being solicited for a Clothing Drive, with donations to go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of State College, a Food Drive, with donations to go to the Food Bank of the State College Area, and a Gift Card Drive (e.g., Wal-Mart, Target) so temporarily homeless residents at Housing Transitions can purchase necessities. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you to everyone who provided service and hospitality at yesterday’s Mission Vespers. Several generous volunteers baked desserts, prepared the meal, bought drinks, set up our Parish Hall, served our guests, and stayed to clean-up afterwards. Because we have several leftovers, Wednesday’s post-Presanctifed Liturgy dinner will not be “potluck” but instead will feature the leftover soup, coleslaw, drinks, and bread. If you wish to bring an item, please bring a small complementary side dish or dessert.
Many hands make light work! We will have an opportunity to prove this quotation true this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when Holy Trinity holds its annual All-Parish Work Day to prepare and beautify our temple for Pascha. There will be a variety of tasks — both indoor and outdoor — for volunteers of all skill levels. A light lenten breakfast will be prepared courtesy of the Men’s Fellowship. See you Saturday!
Our Church School students will be hosting a Lenten luncheon this Sunday following the Divine Liturgy. Students will be responsible for preparing, serving, and hosting the meal. All proceeds from the free-will offering will be given to the local charities of Housing Transitions and the Food Bank of the State College Area, which were selected by our children. All students are needed on Saturday at 4 p.m. to prepare for the luncheon (preparing foods, setting tables, preparing silverware, etc.). See you there!
Everyone in our community aged eighteen to thirty-something are especially invited to attend a “yummeaux” dinner of authentic Cajun cuisine this Sunday at 6 p.m. The event is a kick-off event for a new ministry initiative to bring together and address the unique needs of this demographic. The fast-friendly dinner is co-sponsored by the Penn State Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Holy Trinity’s Adult Ministries. Families with children are welcome. There’s no charge, but be sure to bring a friend!
Attention Chocolate Lovers: Sunday is the last day to place your Gertrude Hawks order online and have your goodies shipped directly to your home. All proceeds from your Pascha candy purchases go to support special Sunday School activities such as field trips and outings. Need help? Contact Leslyn Radomsky. Thank you!
Yesterday we celebrated the restoration of iconography and the Triumph of Orthodoxy over the iconoclasts in the eighth century. In keeping with this celebration, Holy Trinity has begun the second phase of completing the iconographical program of our newly renovated church. Subscribers are now being sought for the first stage: a large eight foot in diameter mural of Christ Pantocrator (“Ruler of All”) to be placed directly above worshippers in the Nave. Once fully funded ($8,000), it will be written by Dmitry Shkolnik and installed as early as this summer. For more information or to pledge your support, see our display in the Nave or contact the Parish Office (231-2855).