المسيح قام، حقا قام! - Saint Andrew Orthodox Church


المسيح قام، حقا قام! - Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
A Publication of St. Andrew Orthodox Church
Volume 24 Issue 4
April 2015
4700 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, California 92507
My Beloved Parishioners, Dear to Christ,
Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Al-Masieh Qam! With much
Paschal joy I greet each of you and wish you the brilliance and
radiance of the Lord’s Resurrection.
As I have preached in the past, these are days of new beginnings.
"In the beginning..." these are the first words of the Scriptures
(Genesis 1:1) as Moses describes the creation of the cosmos out
of nothing by the Word of God. "In the beginning..." these are the
first words of the Holy Gospel that we heard in the Paschal
Liturgy! as St. John (John 1:1) describes for us the re-creation of
the world by the Resurrection of our Savior. Sin and death ruined
the first creation, but our King and God, Jesus Christ, has ruined
sin and death! Too bad for them, but sooo good for us!
Every Pascha, brothers and sisters, offers us a chance for a new
beginning. The old has passed away, and the new has come. New
creation - this is what the Lord wishes for us. "If any man is in
Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away, behold
new things have come." ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). New love. New
prayer. New forgiveness. New kindness. New compassion. New
repentance. New reconciliation. New alms. New yearning for the
land above. New sympathy. New efforts. New resolve.
"For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a
new creation." (Galatians 6:15).
I wish for each of you a great newness this Pascha.
Glory to His Third-Day Resurrection!
Fr Josiah
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
!‫ حقا قام‬،‫المسيح قام‬
V. Rev. Josiah Trenham, Pastor
Church Phone (951) 369-0309 ● Fax (951) 369-6609
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To submit articles contact Lucy Hanna, editor, at [email protected]
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Be prepared. Below is the Paschal greeting in different languages beginning with the
most commonly used ones in our parish, followed by others in alphabetical order.
English: Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Dutch: Christus is opgestaan! Ja, hij is waarlijk opgestaan!
Arabic: Al Messieh Qahm! Hakken Qahm!
Greek: Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!
Estonian: Kristus on oolestoosunt! Toayestee on ool
Russian: Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!
Finnish: Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!
Romanian: Cristos a inviat! Adevarat a inviat!
Gaelic: Kriost eirgim! Eirgim!
Eritrean-Tigre: Christos tensiou! Bahake tensiou!
Hawaiian: Ua ala hou `o Kristo! Ua ala `I `o no `oia!
Ethiopian: Christos t'ensah em' muhtan! Exai' ab-her eokala! Hebrew: Ha Masheeha houh kam! A ken kam!
Italian: Cristo e' risorto! Veramente e' risorto!
French: Le Christ est ressuscite! En verite il est ressuscite!
Georgian: Kriste ahzdkhah! Chezdmaridet!
Japanese: Harisutosu Fukkatsu! Jitsu ni Fukkatsu!
German: Christus ist erstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig erstanden!
Korean: Kristo gesso! Buhar ha sho nay!
Serbian: Cristos vaskres! Vaistinu vaskres!
Latin: Christus resurrexit! Vere resurrexit!
Spanish: Cristo ha resucitado! En verdad ha resucitado!
Nigerian: Jesu Kristi ebiliwo! Ezia o' biliwo!
Albanian: Khrishti unjal! Vertet unjal!
Aleut: Khristus anahgrecum! Alhecum anahgrecum!
Amharic: Kristos tenestwal! Bergit tenestwal!
Anglo-Saxon: Crist aras! Crist sodhlice aras!
Armenian: Kristos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnial eh
harootyunuh kristosee!
Aroman: Hristolu unghia! Daleehira unghia!
Athabascan: Xristosi banuytashtch'ey! Gheli banuy
Bulgarian: Hristos voskrese! Vo istina voskrese!
Byelorussian: Khrystos uvaskros! Sapraudy uvaskros!
Chinese: Helisituosi fuhuole! Queshi fuhuole!
Czech: Kristus vstal a mrtvych! Opravdi vstoupil!
Danish: Kristus er opstanden! I sandhed Han er Opstanden!
Norwegian: Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig
Polish: Khristus zmartvikstau! Zaiste zmartvikstau!
Portugese: Cristo ressuscitou! Em verdade ressuscitou!
Slovak: Kristus vstal zmr'tvych! Skutoc ne vstal!
Swahili: Kristo amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!
Swedish: Christus ar uppstanden! Han ar verkligen
Syriac: M'shee ho dkom! Ha koo qam!
Tlingit: Xristos Kuxwoo-digoot! Xegaa-kux Kuxwoodigoot!
Turkish: Hristos diril-di! Hakikaten diril-di!
Ugandan: Kristo ajukkide! Kweli ajukkide!
Ukranian: Khristos voskres! Voistinu voskres!
Welsh: Atgyfododd Crist! Atgyfododd yn wir!
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Metropolitan JOSEPH’s Letter in Support of March for Marriage
On April 25, 2015, on the National Mall in Washington D.C., people will be gathering from around the U.S. for the March for
Marriage. This year's March will include an Orthodox Gathering, sponsored by the group Crown Them With Glory . His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH has released a letter encouraging the faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese to participate
March 26, 2015
To our Beloved Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy and all of the Faithful
of this God- Protected Archdiocese:
Blessings to you during this Holy Season of the Great Fast! On
January 16th of this year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear four
new cases on same-sex "marriage," and "rule on the power of the
states to ban same-sex "marriages" and to refuse to recognize such
"marriages" performed in another state." More details on the
announcement can be found at the Supreme Court's website.
We are writing to communicate the newly established date for the third annual March for Marriage in
Washington D.C. on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The march is a peaceful rally and quite comparable to the March
for Life. We ask that you would make every effort to attend the rally, and encourage others to do likewise. A
strong, vibrant, and clear message is needed from our Church on the matter of the Mystery of Holy Matrimony,
as well as an enumeration upon God blessed sexuality and gender roles, toward the strengthening of family life.
This action is necessary in order to dispel confusion which has been stirred up by our secular culture. Such an
effort would be blessed by God to the building up of our faith in the hearts of our Orthodox people. This is what
our nation's people need to see.
Unfortunately, we are very short on time to get organized.
April 25th is an important date for the March for Marriage because it will fall within days of when the Supreme
Court is expected to hear oral arguments on the cases before them that will decide the national legal status of
civil same-sex "marriage." We are clearly on the cusp of a historic Supreme Court decision that could mark a
powerful affirmation of marriage between one man and one woman, upon which all major civilizations have
flourished – or, it can initiate a direction which the Holy Orthodox Church can never embrace.
Throughout the history of our faith our Holy Fathers have led the Orthodox laity to gather in unison to preserve
the faith against heresy from within, and against major threats upon societies from without. We are in a unique
position as Orthodox Christians in a nation governed as a democratic republic. We still benefit from religious
freedoms that would allow us to voice with clarity the gospel message of Christ's love, and the path to salvation.
A growing group of Orthodox clergy and laity have begun to prepare for this event and to assemble resources,
and they have established the website www.crownthem.org. We encourage you to visit this website for
additional information.
If we have several thousand attendees from the ranks of clergy, monastics, and laity at this peaceful rally, it
would immediately be clear that the Orthodox Church is a leading voice for marriage in this nation, sending a
clear message to the Orthodox faithful, who being strengthened in the understanding of this mystery, can be
prepared to more completely manifest the Gospel message to our nation.
We ask for your prayers and attentiveness to the progress of this effort. May we act now with great labor, asking
that the Lord have mercy on us.
May the remainder of your Lenten journey be greatly blessed.
Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America
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St. Andrew Friday School Kids with Ben Alcala...
Ben Alcala, a Korean War Veteran
and one of the founders of our
parish, met with our 2nd through
6th graders at our St. Andrew
Friday School Coop, who just
finished studying the Korean War
in history, to share with them
about his experience in the Korean
War aboard the USS Iowa.
It was enlightening for the kids to hear his experience and to see the medals and
honors he received for his sacrifice for our country! In the top picture, Luke
Trenham is holding a flag which was flown at the capital in Washington DC in Ben's
honor for his service and then presented to him by our congressman Ken Calvert.
St. Andrew Ministry Leadership Summit
On February 27, the ministry leaders
of our parish (we have about 40
ministries) came together at the
church fellowship hall for lunch and a
couple hours with Father Josiah and
Martha Metroka, our office manager.
Father spoke to all the leaders about
nourishing a common vision and
collaboration between our ministries.
Martha gave an excellent presentation
divided into several workshops.
The first workshop outlined what the
role and focus of the ministry leader
should be on. Workshop 2 focused on the concept of “The Work of Many” by enlisting volunteers.
As a follow-up, the ideas discussed at the Summit will be compiled and provided to the Ministry Leaders.
Father hopes that this initial meeting will be an annual meeting of ministry leaders to co-ordinate, establish common
calendars, and deepen our effectiveness in serving the church together.
Congratulations to Leo and
Suzanne Perrine on the birth of
their new baby Helena Adele
who was born on February 24
during an unplanned home birth.
She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and
measured 19” long. Her
godparents are Matthew and
Rachel Royce and her patron
saint is Empress Helen.
On Sunday, March 22, two parishioners received a special
blessing. Dorothy Henderson
on reaching the young age of
85, and Kevin Torres on the
launch of his new career as a
flight attendant. Best wishes
and many years to Dorothy and
Kevin. We will miss you Kevin.
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Please pray for the Catechumens listed below who will
be received into the Orthodox Church on Holy Saturday.
On Wednesday, March 25, St. Andrew parishioners
got together for the annual Catechumen dinner. Many
of them had left before we took the picture above.
Selina Calderon
Jennifer Fuhrman
Mary Garcia
Ben Holden
Blaise Holden
Diesel Holden
Justice Holden
Melissa Holden
Zuzu Holden
Paul Jakubowski
Stephen Jakubowski
JoEllen Joris
Elizabeth Samain
Isbella Samain
Jacob Samain
Jacqueline Samain
Peter Samain
John Malachi Scines
Sarah Scines
Sarah Stephens
Kindelyn Timmons
Steven Timmons
Gerald Wiemann
What the Myrrhbearers were up to in March...of course, the Annunciation Tea and the diocesan Women’s Retreat...
On Saturday, March 21, over 150 women and
girls from St. Andrew along with some of their
friends came together for the Annual Annunciation Tea where they were nourished spiritually
and physically.
Our speaker, Fr. Joseph Butts is a military priest
who is stationed at Camp Pendleton, with Combat Logistics Battalion 11. The theme of his talk
was “What Mary Means To Us Today”.
The physical nourishment was also abundant.
On the weekend of St. Mary of Egypt, March 2729, ten of our ladies traveled to Camp St. Nicholas
to attend the Annual Diocesan Women’s Retreat.
Retreat speaker was Fr. John Finley who spoke on
the theme “Delight Thou in the Robe of my Soul:
Entering into Holy Week”.
Both Fr. John and Fr. David Hovik, Antiochian
Women Spiritual Advisor, prepared us for Holy
Week with teaching and confessions.
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Schedule of Divine Services 2015
Sunday Eve:
Apr 5th
Bridegroom Orthros
Holy Monday:
Apr 6th
Presanctified Liturgy
Bridegroom Orthros
Presanctified Liturgy
Bridegroom Orthros
Presanctified Liturgy
Holy Unction Healing Service
Institution Liturgy of St. Basil
Holy Tuesday:
Apr 7th
Holy Wednesday:
Apr 8th
Holy Thursday:
Apr 9th
& Footwashing Service
Holy Friday:
Holy Saturday:
Apr 10th
Apr 11th
Service of the Passion Gospels
Royal Hours
Unnailing Vespers: Service of
Taking Down from the Cross
Exorcisms of Catechumens
Orthros: [email protected] the Tomb
Baptismal Liturgy of St. Basil and
Reception of Catechumens
Easter Day:
Apr 12th
Easter Afternoon
Bright Monday:
Bright Tuesday:
Bright Wednesday:
Apr 13th
Apr 14th
Apr 15th
Midnight Office, Rush Procession
Paschal Orthros and Liturgy
Paschal Feast in Fellowship Hall
Agape Vespers and Picnic
Paschal Orthros
Paschal Orthros
Clergy Synaxis Liturgy at Cathedral
No Services @ St. Andrew
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In Memoriam
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko
March 28, 1939 - March 18, 2015
Hopko, Dean Emeritus of
Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox
Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, and noted Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, preacher, and speaker, fell
asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of March 18, 2015.
thored numerous books and articles. Most well known of
these publications is The Orthodox Faith: An Elementary
Handbook on the Orthodox Church. A prolific speaker
and preacher, he spoke at conferences, retreats, public
lectures, and Church gatherings of all kinds, many of
which were recorded. Father Thomas performed countless duties on behalf of the Orthodox Church in America,
including representing the Church at intra-Orthodox gatherings and ecumenical meetings.
Upon retirement, Father Thomas and Anne moved to
Ellwood City, PA, where they lived near the Orthodox
Monastery of the Transfiguration, and Father Thomas
began a new ministry: internet-based Orthodox Christian
radio talks. Since 2008, Father Thomas had produced
Father Thomas was the be- well over 400 podcasts for Ancient Faith Radio.
loved husband of Matushka Father Thomas exercised untiring and loving pastoral
Anne [Schmemann] Hopko. care on behalf many who sought him out for spiritual
They were married on June 9, 1963. Together, Father guidance. His greatest desire was that every person would
Thomas and Anne are the parents of five children, sixteen respond to these words of Jesus Christ: “Come to me, all
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”
Thomas John Hopko was born in Endicott, NY, on March
28, 1939, the third child and only son of John J. Hopko
and Anna [Zapotocky] Hopko. He was baptized and
raised in Saint Mary’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek
Catholic Church and educated in Endicott public schools,
graduating from Union-Endicott High School in 1956.
Father Thomas graduated from Fordham University in
1960 with a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies. He
graduated with a theological degree from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1963, from Duquesne University with a master’s degree in philosophy
in 1969, and earned his doctorate degree in theology from
Fordham University in 1982.
Ordained to the Holy Priesthood in August 1963, Father
Thomas served the following parishes as pastor: Saint
John the Baptist Church, Warren, OH (1963–1968); Saint
Gregory the Theologian Church, Wappingers Falls, NY
(1968–1978); and Saint Nicholas Church, Jamaica Estates, NY (1978–1983). Father Thomas was honored with
the clerical rank of Archpriest in 1970 and the rank of
Protopresbyter in 1995.
(Matthew 11:28).
Father Thomas is survived by his wife, Matushka Anne,
and their five children: Archpriest John Hopko and his
wife Macrina, of Terryville, CT; Juliana and husband
Gregory Thetford, of Ellwood City, PA; Catherine and
husband Raymond Mandell, of Clearfield, PA; Mary and
husband Archpriest Nicholas Solak, of East Stroudsburg,
PA; and Alexandra and husband Joseph Sedor, of Ellicott
City, MD. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ann
Macko of Endwell, NY, and Barbara McPherson of
Sayre, PA and Frostproof, FL. Additionally, Father
Thomas is survived by 16 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren, as well as many, many other dear relatives, colleagues, and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be posted as they are received.
Father Thomas’s family wishes to thank all those who
ministered to him so lovingly during his long final illness.
Special thanks are extended to Mother Christophora, Abbess, and the entire sisterhood of the Orthodox Monastery
of the Transfiguration for their constant support and help,
Archpriest Michael and Matushka Susanne Senyo; ProtoBeginning in 1968, Father Thomas began his long service deacon Michael Wusylko, M.D.; and Good Samaritan
to Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Hospice.
Over the years, Father Thomas held the following posi- In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to
tions: Lecturer in Doctrine and Pastoral Theology, 1968– Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crest1972; Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1972– wood, NY; the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfigura1983; Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1983– tion, Ellwood City, PA; Ancient Faith Radio and Good
1991; Professor of Dogmatic Theology, 1991–1992; Samaritan Hospice of Concordia, Wexford, PA.
Dean, Rector of Three Hierarchs Chapel, and Professor of
1992–2002. May Father Thomas’ memory be eternal!
During his years of priestly ministry, Father Thomas au-
St. Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
St. Andrew Orthodox Church of Riverside is a parish of the Self-ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America,
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, the See of the Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPH

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