Christ the Saviour gathers for Lamentations - 04/10/15

In the evening on Friday, April 10 2015,  the community of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, PA gathered for the Matins and Lamentations, in which we sing songs of love and tenderness to our Lord in the Tomb. This service also marks the transition from the solemnity of Holy Friday and our Lord’s Crucifixion and Death, to the first announcements of His harrowing of Hades (Old Testament prophecy of Ezekiel and the resurrection of the “dry bones”; and the Epistle and Gospel lessons), following our return from our procession around the church.
We are blessed by the presence of Archpriest Michael Oleksa and his wife Mat. Xenia, who are visiting from Alaska through Pascha. Fr. Michael gave an inspired homily reminding us that our faith teaches us live in joyful anticipation of the Kingdom – Holy Pascha!