The Paschal greeting is an Easter custom among Orthodox Christians. Instead of "hello" or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with "Christ is Risen!", and the response is "Truly, He is Risen".

Albanian Krishti u Ungjall Vertet Unjal!
Arabic Al Massih Qam! Haken Qam!
Armenian Krisdos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnyal eh harootiunun Krisdosee!
Bulgarian Hristos Voskrese! Vo Istina Voskrese!
Castilian Cristo ha Resucitado! En Verdad ha Resucitado!
English Christ Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!
French Le Christ est Ressuscite! Il est vraiment ressuscité!
Georgian Kriste agsdga! C'esmarit'ad agsdga!
German Christus ist Erstanden! Er ist Wahrhaftig Erstanden!
Greek Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Icelandic Kristur er upprisinn! Hann er sannarlega upprisinn!
Latin Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!
Romanian Hristos a Inviat! Adevarat a Inviat!
Russian Khristos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!
Serbian Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Spanish ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!
Swahili Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!
Turkish Hristos Diril-di! Hakikaten Diril-di!
Ukranian Khristos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!

The icon of the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman depicts the biblical story of the Christ conversing with the woman at the well. Our Lord is shown sitting beside the well, speaking with and blessing the Samaritan woman. She is shown with her right hand outstretched toward Christ, indicating both her interest in what He is saying and also as a sign of her faith and her efforts to bring others to hear what Christ has to say. In the background of the icon, the city is visible together with the Mount Gerizim.

Our Mission

Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church follows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ assisting those in spiritual and physical need towards a transformed life and sanctifying the lives of the faithful through the Holy Sacraments.

Our Vision

The community will provide a loving, caring and welcoming enviornment where all belong and grow in the faith through worship, service, witness and fellowship.