Metropolitan PHILIP celebrates Holy Pascha at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY
Thanks be to God, His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP was able to make his usual visits to the parishes in the Greater New York City area for Holy Week and Pascha this year, marking the first services he has presided over since his illness last October. With the help of our risen Lord and the prayers of the faithful here and throughout the world, he has made a full and remarkable recovery.
The following pictures show visits to three churches, Virgin Mary Church in Yonkers, NY where he presided over the service of the 12 passion Gospels on Holy Thursday assisted by the pastor, Rev. Dimitri Darwish; St. Mary Church, Brooklyn, NY, where he presided over the Lamentations service on Great and Holy Friday, assisted by the pastor, Archpriest Michael Ellias; and St. Nicholas Cathedral, where he presided over the Paschal Services, assisted by the Cathedral dean, Archpriest Thomas Zain.
As has been the tradition for many years, the Antiochian seminarians attending St. Vladimir's Seminary also accompanied the Metropolitan and Archdeacon Hans to the various parishes.
Audio of the Rush Procession and Paschal Orthros
April 20, 2006 - Holy and Great Thursday Photos
April 21, 2006 - Holy and Great Friday Photos
April 22, 2006 - Great PASCHA Photos