Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women

Christos Voskres! – Christ is Risen!
Vo isynu Voskre! – Indeed He is Risen!

Our Church remains closed for public health reasons associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

Father Paul is alternating this week, in accordance with the Bishop’s Memorandum, and offering Liturgy at Our Mission Parish, Saint Vladimir’s, in Edwardsville.

Our 2019 Liturgy for the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women was audio recorded and has been reworked with photos from Our Church and Liturgy Book added.  Please click on the link below to view the video.

Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women

Stay Well

In this time of financial crisis, church envelopes and donations can be mailed to SS. Peter & Paul U.G.C.C., 635 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.

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Saint Thomas Sunday

Christos Voskres! – Christ is Risen!
Vo isynu Voskre! – Indeed He is Risen!

As we continue life under Stay at Home directives, Liturgy remains available here online.  Please click on the link below to view this week’s service.

Saint Thomas Sunday.

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Christos Voskres! – Christ is Risen!

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Vo isynu Voskre! – Indeed He is Risen!
Happy Easter!  To our Parishioners and Friends.

To view the video from our Easter Liturgy please click on the link below.

Easter Sunday Liturgy

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Good Friday Vesper Service

Problems solved with our upload, please click on the link below to view the service.  Our thanks to Alex Mykulyn for all his hard work.  We expect that the Resurrection Service will be available Easter Sunday morning.  Thanks for your patience.

Good Friday Vesper Service

 

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Having trouble uploading the video…

2020-04-10 13.34.10Uploading the video from our Good Friday Vesper Service is taking an incredible amount of time.  Until we get it worked out an audio only recording is available.  Please click on the link below.  Hopefully we’ll be able to get the kinks worked out.

Good Friday Vespers 2020

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Easter 2020 Services and COVID -19 Restrictions

With the current health crisis, Fr. Paul Wolensky, Pastor of  SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA  announces that the  Liturgical Services will be on the church website for Easter 2020.  The Church is physically closed to the public for services in the interest of Public Health.

Please return here to our website, where a post will be made following each of the services listed with a link to the recorded service online.  Click on the link to view the service.  Fr. Paul will  officiate the service with our Cantor only, and the recorded service will be uploaded and available for all to watch 2-3 hours after the time listed.  Please continue to check back on the website for additional information and postings.

GOOD FRIDAY – April 11,
12:00(noon)
Vespers, Funeral, Entombment of Our Lord Jesus, Exposition of the “Plashchanytsia” Burial Shroud. (No Public Service.)

HOLY SATURDAY – April 12,
2:30pm
Basket Blessing – Blessing of Easter Foods
This will not take place in the Church, but in the parking lot instead.  Father asks that all who wish to have foods blessed, arrive at the church parking lot by 2:15pm.  Please park your car (do not back in), place your basket with foods for blessing in the trunk of your car, leave the trunk or back hatch open and get back in your car and remain there until Father completes the blessing.  The church will be open briefly for adoration.  Please enter through the River Street Doors Only.  Father asks that everyone practice proper social distancing from those outside your immediate family and that you not touch or kiss the “Plashchanytsia” Burial Shroud or any of the other icons or statues that you might normally so venerate.

HOLY SATURDAY – April 12,
Easter Sunday Vigil:  Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead
7:00pm
Easter Vigil Liturgy.  Solemn Divine Liturgy offer for all Parishioners. (No Public Service.)

In this time of financial crisis, church envelopes and donations can be mailed to SS. Peter & Paul U.G.C.C., 635 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.

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Palm Sunday – Holy Week

While no public services are permitted in our church at this time as directed by our Bishops, Fr. Paul continues to offer liturgies for the intention of all the parishioners.  These services are attended by the cantor only and recordings, when possible, are shared here.

Liturgy Recordings

We again ask that you stay safe and stay well and continue to pray for one another and for a speedy end to this public health crisis.

During Holy Week remember and take comfort in the words of Psalm 120 – The Lord Our Guardian.  It is prayed during the Presanctified Liturgies in Our Churches during Lent.

I lifted up my eyes to the hills
whence help shall come to me;
My help shall come from the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer your foot to stumble,
He who is your guardian will not fall asleep.
Behold, He will neither sleep nor slumber,
the Watcher over Israel.

The Lord will keep watch over you,
the Lord is your shelter at your right hand.
The sun shall not harm you by day,
nor shall the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve you from every evil,
the Lord shall preserve your soul;
The Lord shall preserve your coming and your going
henceforth and forevermore.

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Annunciation of the Mother of God

Marion Hymn Video

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For immediate release: from the office of our Auxiliary Bishop

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Know that I will be holding all of you close in my prayers.  May the God of Creation, who conquered death by the death and resurrection of His Own Son, keep us close to His Heart during these precarious times, and may His Hand send away the virus far from us.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Paul Wolensky, Pastor

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No Public Services in Our Church

In accordance with the Memorandum of the bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America regarding the COVID-19 pandemic,

THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC SERVICE in our church through the next two weeks.

As more information becomes available on the resumption of services we will make it available.

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