Easter Celebration at St. Paul

Assyrian Chaldean Church in North Hollywood

Easter Eve Liturgy was celebrated at 9:00 pm. by Chorbishop Samuel Dinkha in Sourath, Arabic, and English. The Easter message was delivered in both Sourath and Arabic.

On Easter Sunday, the Church was packed with worshippers with a large number standing around the pews. Easter procession began at 10:30 am. with the clergy and deacons entering the church with traditional Easter chants. Raza Qaddisha was celebrated by Chorbishop Samuel Dinkha while Fr. Tomy Tomekeh ministered the Sacrament of Reconceliation.  After the Easter message was deliverd the play of Gayyasa and the Chebub was presented in today’s Sourath. Shamasha Albert Yousefpour played the role of the Cherub while Shamasha Nardin Vartanian played the role of the thief who was crucified on the right side of the crucified Messiah. Although performing for the first time, both did a great job, and it was very well received by the parishioners.