Holy Saturday 8:00 p.m. Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Easter Day 10:00 a.m. Festive Mass (There will be a single Mass in celebration of the Risen Christ.)
From the Desk of the Priest in Charge:
Father Dominique Peridans
The Riches of Loving-Kindness
Happy Easter to you!
On this glorious feast of everlasting life overflowing into our daily lives, I wish you much joy, the joy of our Lord.
Yours in Him, Fr. Dominique Priest-in-Charge
From a "Paschal Homily" by St. John Chrysostom (+407), read aloud Easter morning in the Eastern part of the Church
If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in nowise be deprived thereof. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; he gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who has wrought from the first hour.
Enjoy ye all the feast of faith: Receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness. let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon has shown forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free. He that was held prisoner of it has annihilated it.
O Death, where is your sting? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen. To continue reading this and other posts, click here.
Blessing of the Bicycles
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Rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent (also known as Confession)
The invitation to observe a Holy Lent given on Ash Wednesday exhorts us to “self examination and repentance.” One means which the Lord provides through His Church for this self-examination and repentance is the Rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent, perhaps better known as Confession (see page 447 in the Book of Common Prayer). If you have any questions or would like to partake of this rite, please contact Fr. Dominique to make an appointment. You can contact him at 202-347-8161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism, Confirmation and formal reception into the Episcopal Church
On Saturday May 13, at 10:00 am, in the hands of our Bishop, Mariann Budde, there will be Baptisms, Confirmations and formal receptions into the Episcopal Church. If you have not received any of these gifts and would like to, please let Fr. Dominique know. We will plan a couple of classes accordingly.
Palms in the park
Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 202 347 8161 ✜