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Report From St. Philip in Souderton, PA

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

Greetings from St. Philip Orthodox Church in Souderton, PA. How blessed we are here at St. Philip to have completed the journey to Pascha and to shout out in joy, thanksgiving, and love, "Christ is Risen!" Then to reply, "Indeed He is Risen!" We are blessed to have parishioners from many countries and to share the responses in all the languages as one unified church family.

We were led in all our spiritual services by our beloved leaders, Fr. Noah and Fr. James. They were assisted by visiting priest Fr. Witalis, and our Subdeacons Ben, John, and David. Our hearts and voices were uplifted as we listened to and joined in song with our a capella church choir, led by Kh. Elizabeth.

We were blessed to have the young girls in our parish, "The Handmaidens," participate in each of the holy services, by lighting the candles, wrapping the body of Jesus in the shroud, delivering the Holy Fire to all, and helping our priests hand out the red Easter Eggs. The altar boys humbly carried the cross, lanterns, fans, and banners throughout all the services. We love and are thankful for our youth and their participation in our church services.

It was a joy to celebrate with our many new families but sad that some of our aging parishioners weren’t able to stay up with us until the wee hours of the morning.

From all of us here at St. Philip in Souderton, PA, Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!!

For more photos from our parish and many parishes around the Archdiocese, view the 2018 Holy Week and Pascha Archdiocese album.