Leiper Church Becomes Holy Myrrh Bearers

Leiper Church Becomes Holy MyrrhbearersLeiper Church Becomes Holy Myrrh Bearers

 

It’s  official.

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic parishes of Holy Ghost in Chester and Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton Heights will be merging to Holy Myrrhbearers with its home at the historic former Leiper Presbyterian Church, 900 Fairview Ave., Ridley Township albeit with a Swarthmore address.

Leiber, which opened in 1819, closed Jan. 8, 2012. Among those who worshiped there were presidents Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison and James Buchanan.

It was purchased by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia in March.

Holy Ghost at 3015 W. 3rd St., and Saints Peter and Paul at 100 S. Penn St., will be closed and sold.

The first service at the new church is scheduled for Sept. 28 with a blessing ceremony the day before.

The Holy Myrrhbearers, are those involved with the burial of the Lord Jesus and the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter.

Easter Basket Blessing 2014

Christos Voskrese Easter Basket Blessing

Father John Ciurpita doing the traditional Easter basket blessing after today’s 11 a.m. Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Easter Rite Catholic Church in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Christos voskrese, which means Christ has Risen, is the Easter greeting in Church Slavonic which brings the response Voistinu voskrese or Indeed, He has risen.

Easter, of course, celebrates the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus and the salvation of Man.
The date for Easter is the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox, which is always reckoned, regardless of astronomical observations, to be March 31 as per the Western churches that use the Gregorian calendar, so Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
The dating for Easter correlates with the means the Jews once used to set the date for Passover, which correlates with Scripture since Scripture indicates that the Crucifixion of the Lord occurred as the lambs were being slaughtered for the celebration of that holiday.
In fact, in most Western languages the name for the day is a cognate of the Pesach which is the Hebrew name for Passover. In Latin it would be Pascha so Paschal lamb would be Passover lamb.
In English and German, the word comes from Eostre month, which was basically April, and which the pagans who spoke Germanic languages had named for the goddess Eostre much as our own March and April are named for the Greek god and goddess Mars and Aphrodite, respectively.
In Slavic, the holiday is called “Great Night” (Velikonoce in Slovak) or “Great Day” (Velikden in Ukrainian).
There are some caveats regarding the date. The Eastern churches that use the Julian calendar set the equinox  at April 3, and, of course, the spring equinox is based on that of the Northern Hemisphere.

So, Christos Voskrese.

 

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Homemade Slavic Easter Food Sold

Homemade Slavic Easter Food Sold

Saints Peter and Paul Byzaninte Rite Catholic Church iwill again be selling traditional Slavic foods for Easter.

Kielbasa will be sold for $11 per ring or four links for $8.

Homemade,  mouth-watering, flavorful, potato-cheese pierogies will be sold for $8 per dozen.

Traditonal Paska bread (homemade) will be sold for $10 per loaf.

Orders can be placed via email at SSPeterandPaul@verizon.net or by calling Kathy at 610-328-4731.

Pickups will be noon Saturday, April 12  and Sunday, April 13 at the Church at 100 S. Penn St., Clifton Heights, PA.

 

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Collection For Needy

Due to the continued hard economic conditions, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 100 South Penn Street in Clifton Heights will hold a “Special Spring Food Collection” for the needy in the community from now through Sunday, April 13t.  Anyone wishing to donate any canned or boxed, non-perishable food items should bring them to the Church on any Sunday before/or after the 11:00 am. English Divine Liturgy.  Given the harsh economic conditions currently being experienced, we appreciate anyone’s help in this worthwhile effort.  It will be through your efforts that we aim for matching or exceeding our last collection.  Please help us help, if you can!

Once again, we thank all of you who have supported our small parish through our various ethnic food sales and events throughout the year.  As a result of your generous contributions to our sales and events, our small parish is able to continue our efforts to serve our fellow Delaware County residents.

Super Bowl Wings Sale

Saints Peter and Paul is having a Super Bowl wing and kielbasa sale

Prices  for wings (with Blue Cheese Dressing, Celery Strips and Choice of Honey Mustard or BBQ sauce) are:
Wings   Price
10         $8
20         $15
30         $23
40         $28
50         $35

The kielbasi is $12  for four large cooked links on a on a bed of sauerkraut withbread

Items will be sold noon to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 2 in ready to reheat containers

Stay tuned for contact details.

 

Kielbasi Sale 2

Saints Peter and Paul Church is having a second Christmas kielbasi sale, with  homemade babka bread also being offered.

The high quality kielbasa is $11  per ring or four links for $8.  The bread is  $5 a loaf.

To place an order, please email us at SSPeterandPaul@verizon.net or call Kathy at 610-328-4731 by Monday, Dec. 16.  Pickup will be at noon  Sunday, Dec. 22 at the church.

 

Annual Christmas Luncheon Dec. 8

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 100 S. Penn St., Clifton Heights, Pa., 19018, will have its traditional Slavic Christmas Luncheon, noon, Sunday, Dec. 8.

Featured will be traditional Slavic culinary delights such as kielbasa. pierogies (homemade), sauerkraut and other traditional foods including a table full of homemade desserts.

As has become  the custom, expect a large variety of door prizes.

Cost is $15 for adults; and $8 for children 7 to 12. Those under seven eat free.

The event is popular and seating is limited. To make a reservation call Kathy at 610-328-4731 before Dec. 2 or email SsPeterandPaul@verizon.net

In the spirit of helping others in the community who may be experiencing hard economic times, we also ask that each person attending bring a non-perishable food item for our Annual Food Drive.

 

 

Kielbasi, Pierogie Sale Runs Through Nov. 11

Kielbasi, Pierogie Sale

Saints Peter and Paul Church is holding a kielbasi, pierogie sale and the pierogie makers will include John and Myron.

Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Clifton Heights is taking orders for kielbasi and pierogies through Nov. 11.

The pierogies are handmade by the parishioners. The kielbasi will be authentic and come from a reputable area maker.

The mouth-watering, flavorful, potato-cheese pierogies will be just $8  per dozen!  A ring of smoked kielbasa remains $11.  Links will be sold four for $8.

Stock up for Christmas and New Year’s or just keep in your freezer to satisfy those special cravings.

To order email SSPeterandPaul@verizon.net or call Kathy at 610-328-4731.

Pick up will be noon on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the church, 100 S. Penn St., Clifton Heights 19018 after the 11 a.m. service albeit church members will make themselves available noon,   Saturday, Nov. 16.

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