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Sunday May 7th 

  

Sunday of the Paralytic

  

     On this day the Church remembers the man who lay by the Sheep’s Pool in Jerusalem for thirty-eight years, waiting for someone to put him into the pool.      

     The first one to enter the pool after an angel troubled the water would be healed of his infirmities, but someone always entered the pool before him.  

     Seeing the man, the Lord felt compassion for him and healed him.

 

The Kontakion for this Fourth Sunday of Pascha asks Christ to raise up our souls, “paralyzed by sins and thoughtless acts.”

 

  Kontakion

  Tone 3

By Your divine intercession, O Lord

as You raised up the paralytic of old

so raise up my soul, paralyzed by sins and thoughtless acts

so that being saved I may sing to You

“Glory to Your power, O compassionate Christ!”

 

 

Repose of St Alexis Toth

the confessor and defender

of Orthodoxy in America

Our holy Father Alexis, the defender of the Orthodox Faith and zealous worker in the Lord’s vineyard, was born in Austro-Hungary on March 18, 1854 into a poor Carpatho-Russian family. Like many others in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Toths were Eastern Rite Catholics. Alexis’ father and brother were priests and his uncle was a bishop in the Uniate church. He received an excellent education and knew several languages (Carpatho-Russian, Hungarian, Russian, German, Latin, and a reading knowledge of Greek). He married Rosalie Mihalich, a priest’s daughter, and was ordained on April 18, 1878 to serve as second priest in a Uniate parish. His wife died soon afterwards, followed by their only child—losses which the saint endured with the patience of Job.

Read the Full Article about St. Alexis Toth HERE

 


Paschal Greetings
from around the world

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Christ is risen!
Indeed He is risen!
Greek
Christos Anesti!
Alithos Anesti!
Church Slavonic
Christos Voskrese!
Voistina Voskrese!
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Al Massieh Kahm!
Khakken Kahm!
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Christus Resurrectus est!
Vere Resurrectus est!
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Hristus A Inviat!
Adeverat A Inviat!
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Kristus Nousi Kuolleista!
Totisesti Nousi!
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Cristo ha resucitado!
En verdad ha resucitado!
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Christos tenestwal!
Ewnetem tenestwal!









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     We are a family church of many cultures with intergenerational worship; we have a full liturgical life throughout the Church year, with many opportunities for joyful fellowship and enduring growth. Our vision is to “manifest the Kingdom of God by proclaiming and living the Orthodox Christian Faith.” Orthodox Christianity is for everyone — come and see!

 

     Located at the north end of California's San Joaquin Valley, St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to His promise of salvation to all mankind. The services of our mission-parish are located in the heart of Merced.

 

     Committed to serving Christ and His Holy Church, the people of St. Mary Magdalene welcome and encourage all visitors to be our guests, especially those who are truly seeking the path of salvation. 

 

 

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     St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church holds services at the Chapel of Mercy Outpatient Center (also called "Dominican Campus") located at 2740 M Street, Merced, CA 95340, between 27th Street and Bear Creek Drive.  The entrance to the chapel is from the Bear Creek Side (north side). Go to the Driving Directions page for a map and detailed directions. HERE.

 




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