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
 
Copyright 2006.

April 20, 2006 - Holy and Great Thursday Photos


Metropolitan Philip with the seminarians on Holy Thursday at Virgin
Mary Church, Yonkers, NY


Metropolitan PHILIP reading one of the 12 passion Gospels on Holy 
Thursday at Virgin Mary Church, Yonkers, NY


Metropolitan Philip reads the Gospel on Holy Thursday at Virgin Mary
Church, Yonkers, NY

April 21, 2006 - Holy and Great Friday Photos


Metropolitan PHILIP chanting the Lamentations on Great and Holy
Friday at St. Mary Church, Brooklyn, NY


Metropolitan PHILIP chanting the Evlogetaria on Great and Holy Friday
at St. Mary Church, Brooklyn, NY


Metropolitan PHILIP sprinkling the faithful at St. Mary Church,
Brooklyn, NY on Holy Friday

April 22, 2006 - Great PASCHA Photos


"Come take light from the light . . ."


Metropolitan PHILIP chanting the resurrection Gospel during the Rush Service (Hajme) from
inside the back of St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY
(due to the heavy rain, they were not able to go outside).


Metropolitan PHILIP chanting the Paschal Canon at St. Nicholas
Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY


"O, Lord, O, Lord, look down from heaven . . ."


Icon of the Resurrection at the Mother Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY


Christ is Risen!, Indeed, He is Risen!