Pyrohy & Cabbage Rolls: 

Everyone is invited to come out and help make pyrohy and cabbage rolls every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. throughout the year. We are usually finished by noon... Many hands make the work light.


Blessed is our God: Amen.

Paschal Troparion

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life. (Thrice.)

If the Paschal food is blessed before Easter midnight services, i.e., on Holy Saturday, the following Troparion shall be sung instead:

Tone 2

When You condescended to death, O Life immortal, You slew Hades by the lightning of Your divinity; but when You also raised the dead from the nethermost abodes, all the heavenly powers cried: O Giver of Life, Christ our God, glory to You.

i. Flesh-meat

Let us pray to the Lord.Lord have mercy.

O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, look down upon this meat, and sanctify it, as You sanctified the ram which the faithful Abraham brought to You, and as the lamb which Able offered to You as a whole-offering; likewise, also, the fatted calf which You commanded to be slain for Your prodigal son when he returned to You, that, as he was counted worthy to delight in Your good things, so may we also delight in those things that are sanctified and blessed by You for the nourishment of us all. For You are the true Nourishment, and the Giver of good things, and to You we send up glory, together with Your Father Who is without beginning, and Your Most-holy, Good, and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

ii. Cheese and eggs and other foods

O Master, Lord our God, Author and Creator of all things: Bless the cheese and the eggs, and preserve us in Your goodness, that, as we partake of them, we may be filled with Your gifts, ungrudging bestowed, and with Your ineffable goodness. For Yours is the might, and Yours is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

The foods shall be sprinkled with Holy water.