St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen! Krishti U-Ngjall! Vërtet U-Ngjall!

Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!  Krishti U-Ngjall! Vërtet U-Ngjall! are the traditional Orthodox Christian Paschal greetings in both English and Albanian. The St. George community recently completed the service cycle of Great Lent and Holy Week to Holy Pascha, with the celebration of the Midnight Paschal Liturgy on May 5th.  Click Here to view the Paschal greeting in numerous languages.  Below are several photos from the Paschal service.

St. George's Icon of Holy Pascha, (or the Icon of the Resurrection)
St. George's Icon of Holy Pascha, (or the Icon of the Resurrection)
St. George's Icon of Holy Pascha, (or the Icon of the Resurrection)
The center table holding the Paschal Eggs and the Icon of the Resurrection before the Nocturne service
The center table holding the Paschal Eggs and the Icon of the Resurrection before the Nocturne service
The center table holding the Paschal Eggs and the Icon of the Resurrection before the Nocturne service
In a darkened church, Fr. Sergei passes the light from the Altar
In a darkened church, Fr. Sergei passes the light from the Altar
In a darkened church, Fr. Sergei passes the light from the Altar
Two parishioners take the light from the Altar to pass to the rest of parishioners
Two parishioners take the light from the Altar to pass to the rest of parishioners
Two parishioners take the light from the Altar to pass to the rest of parishioners
The light from the Altar is passed among the parishioners
The light from the Altar is passed among the parishioners
The light from the Altar is passed among the parishioners
Passing the light among the parishioners
Passing the light among the parishioners
Passing the light among the parishioners
Parishioners with lighted candles exiting the church to the outside
Parishioners with lighted candles exiting the church to the outside
Parishioners with lighted candles exiting the church to the outside
Exiting the church to the outside with lighted candles
Exiting the church to the outside with lighted candles
Exiting the church to the outside with lighted candles
Fr. Sergei, proceeded by the Book of Gospels and Altar Servers, exits the church
Fr. Sergei, proceeded by the Book of Gospels and Altar Servers, exits the church
Fr. Sergei, proceeded by the Book of Gospels and Altar Servers, exits the church
Choir and parishioners outside with their lighted candles for the midnight Matins Service
Choir and parishioners outside with their lighted candles for the midnight Matins Service
Choir and parishioners outside with their lighted candles for the midnight Matins Service
Fr. Sergei reads the Gospel lesson during the outside Matins Service (St. Mark 16:1-8)
Fr. Sergei reads the Gospel lesson during the outside Matins Service (St. Mark 16:1-8)
Fr. Sergei reads the Gospel lesson during the outside Matins Service (St. Mark 16:1-8)
Parishioners and Choir with their lighted candles at the entrance to the church for the Midnight Matins Service
Parishioners and Choir with their lighted candles at the entrance to the church for the Midnight Matins Service
Parishioners and Choir with their lighted candles at the entrance to the church for the Midnight Matins Service
"Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; .... "
"Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; .... "
Fr. Sergei knocks on the closed doors of the church to re-enter.
Fr. Sergei knocks on the closed doors of the church to re-enter.
Fr. Sergei knocks on the closed doors of the church to re-enter.
The Paschal Divine Liturgy begins
The Paschal Divine Liturgy begins
The Paschal Divine Liturgy begins
Reading of the Gospel (John 1: 1-17).  Thanks to Nardi Tollkuci for reading the Gospel lesson in Albanian.
Reading of the Gospel (John 1: 1-17). Thanks to Nardi Tollkuci for reading the Gospel lesson in Albanian.
Reading of the Gospel (John 1: 1-17). Thanks to Nardi Tollkuci for reading the Gospel lesson in Albanian.
Fr. Sergei reads the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Fr. Sergei reads the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Fr. Sergei reads the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
The Great Entrance
The Great Entrance
The Great Entrance
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, prayers and the blessing of the Pascal Eggs
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, prayers and the blessing of the Pascal Eggs
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, prayers and the blessing of the Pascal Eggs
Blessing of some parishioners Paschal foods of eggs, cheese, breads, and meats
Blessing of some parishioners Paschal foods of eggs, cheese, breads, and meats
Blessing of some parishioners Paschal foods of eggs, cheese, breads, and meats
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