Weekly Update 04/03/2023 – Fr. Cyril Gorgy







Beloved Holy Resurrection Church (HRC) family, wishing you a blessed Holy Forty Days Fast.    

Pascha Children Activity Book:  Please use this link to print engaging work sheets for children. There is an activity sheet for each day throughout Pascha week, starting from Palm Sunday.  Great activity to make children engaged and enable them to relate to the events of every day that leads to the Feast of Resurrection.

Pascha Week Schedule:  Check out this link to plan your schedule for Pascha Week.  You are encouraged to take some time off during Pascha Week for contemplation and prayers and attending the daily Pascha services, and Good Friday.  Also, please note that we will pray the Unction of the Sick on Thursday April 6. 

Hawthorne Church Property: By God’s grace we will be be opening escrow by early this month.  In the meantime we need to patiently fast and pray.  

Homeschool Resource Fair: April 29.  Please use this link for more information.  

Scholarship for Undergraduates: Please use this link for more information.  

5 Missionary Trips in 2023:  You are encouraged to participate in missionary trips as they are life changing opportunities. For details on the Kenya mission trip in June use this Link. For the *Egypt mission trip in June use this Link. For the Dominican Republic mission trip in June/July use this Link.  For the Philippines mission trip in October use this Link. For the Bolivia missionary trip in December use this Link.

This week’s Services:

Mon    Apr 3    7pm             – Praises/Tasbeha

Wed    Apr 5    3-5:45pm    – Divine Liturgy, followed by fellowship

Thu    Apr 6    2-5pm   – Divine Liturgy and Unction of the sick

                      7pm        – GYP Meeting, Mena Ghabbour will provide overview of Holy Pascha week.

                       8pm        – Bring your family and help prepare the henout/spices that will be used on Good Friday burial.    


Fri    Apr 7    3pm         St Phoebe the Deaconess, women servants meeting

                      6pm       Youth Bible Study, (High School and College)


Sat    Apr 8    7-9 am     Lazarus Saturday, Divine Liturgy         

                       5 pm        – Bring your family and come to help Decorate church with palms

                       7 pm         Vespers and Palm procession

                       7:45 pm    – Palm weaving workshop


Sun    Apr 9    7:30 am    – Matin, Palm procession 

                       8:30-12pm    – Divine Liturgy followed by General funeral

                       5:30-8:30pm- Evening Pascha Prayer, will be joined by H.G. Bishop Abraham


Ways To GIVE:  The preferred way to give is by using PayPal at this link, as the church receives the full amount.  Please also use this link to explore the other different ways to give.

May our Risen Lord support and protect you by the power of His Holy Resurrection.

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7