After announcing beforehand that those who are too sick to walk to church could receive Holy Unction in their houses, many still insisted in walking to the Cathedral. “Despite great physical pain,” Jesse says, “[they walked] so that they could be anointed there and receive Christ's healing power. Glory to God!”
On Holy Friday the faithful commemorated the Crucifixion and the taking down of Christ’s body from the Cross. Twenty girls served as myrrh-bearers during the Lamentations service! Holy Saturday saw many baptisms in Guatemala, with 25 people being welcomed into the Body of Christ!
In Kenya, OCMC Missionary Dr. Bill Black celebrated Pascha at St. Paul's Orthodox Church near Jepkoiai in Vihiga, in western Kenya. Fr. Nicodemus Karanja served the Liturgy, and Dr. Black offered the sermon. Afterwards, they taught children of the church, and since there are no Sunday School facilities, they had class outside!
Dr. Black and OCMC say a big, “Thank you, Fr. Karanja, for a wonderful service and celebration! Thank you, St. Paul's parish, for your wonderful welcome! Christ is risen!”
Thank you all for sharing Christ’s Resurrection around the world. We pray that you and your loved ones had a blessed Holy Week, a glorious Pascha, and joyful Bright Week!