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Community Announcements
Updated: Apr. 15, 2015

Antipascha: St Thomas Sunday

This Sunday we will commemorate St Thomas' first encounter with the Risen Christ.

Some icons depicting this event are inscribed "The Doubting Thomas." This is incorrect. In Greek, the inscription reads, "The Touching of Thomas." The Slavonic inscription is, "The Belief of Thomas." When St Thomas touched the Life-giving side of the Lord, he no longer had any doubts.

This day is also known as "Antipascha." This does not mean "opposed to Pascha," but "in place of Pascha." Beginning with this first Sunday after Pascha, the Church dedicates every Sunday of the year to the Lord's Resurrection. Sunday is called "Resurrection" in Russian, and "the Lord's Day" in Greek. [Source]

The Archpastoral Message of Met Tikhon on the Great and Holy Pascha 2015

To the Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America:

It is the day of Resurrection! Let us be illumined, O ye people! Pascha! The Pascha of the Lord from death to life and from earth to heaven has Christ our God led us, as we sing a song of victory. (Paschal Canon, Ode I)


Today, on this radiant Feast of feasts, let us all rejoice as newly illumined souls, basking in the brightness and joy that is the Resurrection of our Lord! Christ's triumph over corruption and death is a victory for all people; there is none vanquished but death and wickedness, for it is a victory that has made salvation possible to all. We offer our expressions of joy and exhilaration today; joining the countless Orthodox Christian faithful who, for more than two millennia throughout the world, have bore witness to the Pascha of Our Lord. ...[Continue reading here.]

Now with Sidewalks!

We have sidewalks! Click here for the photos. Thanks to Emmy Maschke for photo documentation.

Church School and Adult Education Notes

Saturday, April 18 - Saturday Church School Class: Church school will meet this Saturday at 4 pm. (Vespers begins at 5 pm; there will be no potluck.)

*Children and youth meet in church basement
*Adults meet in Archangel Michael Hall

Adult Education

Note: No class April 19

(Do you have an idea or an interest in presenting a topic or leading a discussion for the adult class? )

Upcoming Services & Events
Friday, April 17
9:00 am - Matins

Saturday, April 18
4:00 pm - Church school
5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, April 19
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy
Note: No Sunday church school or adult education class

Tuesday, April 21
7:00 pm - Parish Council meeting

How to Find Us
Holy Trinity
Orthodox Church
956 Forest Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

Contact Information
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• information on service times

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Father Jonathan Proctor, Rector
Phone: 651.644.4383

Father Andrew Jaye

Deacon Bohdan Melnychenko

Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk