"Zvelichar nash je vstal od smrti...Sing joyfully o Christian, because today on Easter is the day of your joy." For many years, this Slovenian hymn was sung during the procession on Easter morning at Holy Rosary Church, a parish founded by Slovenians and Croatians in 1919. Leading the procession would be a strong man carrying the statue of the Risen Christ, followed by children singing Zvelichar and carrying palms.
Today's congregation consists of older Eastern European parishioners and younger Hispanic families. This year's traditions begin with:
- Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:00 pm on Holy Thursday, April 1st
- Service of the Lord's Passion at 3:00 pm on Good Friday, April 2nd
- Easter Vigil at 7:00 pm Holy Saturday, April 3rd
- Easter Mass at 8:00 and 10:00 am, Sunday April 4th
For more information, call 303-297-1962 between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. Holy Rosary Church is located at I-70 and Washington at 4688 Pearl Street in the Globeville neighborhood.