Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Pascha is Coming

"Among the few who survived was a prisoner who worked in the camp's archives, and he left us the description of an extraordinary occurrence. Through some favor - gained by one of the prisoners, Bishop Illarion - all the prisoners were allowed by the communist authorities to celebrate Pascha in the camp. But only that one night and never again. Preparations were made, vestments were secretly liberated from the vaults of the former monastery, and on Pascha night the whole camp gathered together. Here is the prisoner's description of that evening:"

4 comments:

desertseeker said...

Thank you for sharing that inspiring story. What a blessing. We have so much for which to be grateful this Pascha!

Philippa said...

Amen.

Mimi said...

Wow. What a beautiful article, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Pascha cheese!!yum^-^