St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church
A Patriarchal Parish in the USA
335 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia
July 5, 2020

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Synaxis of Pskov-Perchersky:  Tone 3
 
           Synakis of Pskov-Perchersky 
 
Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Sunny Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

Sunday, July 5th Divine Liturgy offered:  
For memory of newly departed, Linda (Dudash); For memory of departed Louis Elias (Martin) by Sunny Vera Lawrence; For the memory of departed Nicholas (Zubko) on his birthday by the Sokoluk Family; For the memory of departed Nicholas (Nayko) on his birthday, by Alexei, Anna, Lucia, Luke, Margueritte, and Amelia
 
For the health of Robert and Kathryn (Vogel) on their anniversary; For the health of Nicholas (Reeves) on his birthday; For the health of Robert (LeBlanc) on his birthday, all by Sunny Vera Lawrence

Troparion - Tone 3 Let the heavens rejoice, / let the earth be glad! / For the Lord has shown might with His arm,/ He has trampled down death by death. / He has become the first-born of the dead. / He has delivered us from the depths of hell, / and has granted the world great mercy!
 
Hymn to the Theotokos - Tone 3 We praise you as the mediatrix of our salvation, / O Virgin Theotokos. / For your Son, our God, Who took flesh from you, / accepted the passion of the cross, / delivering us from corruption as the Lover of man.
 
Kontakion - Tone 3   
On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One, / leading us from the gates of death. / On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; / with the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise / the divine majesty of Thy power!

(Epistle) Romans 6:18-23 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
(Gospel) Matthew 8:5-13  Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it. When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that same hour.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, the church of St. Michael the Archangel is open for Divine Liturgy and other services by the schedule, to parishioners under certain measures, out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines and Hierarchal directives.  

Divine Liturgy will be downstairs in the church hall (aka, summer chapel) at 9:30AM, with Reading of the Hours prior. 

Limitations and measures are in place.  The governor of Pennsylvania has moved most counties into the Green Phase of reopening. However, the local jurisdiction of the church is the city of Philadelphia. The city is in a modified, restricted Green Phase of reopening. 
 
We are following the Hierarchal directives as well as the CDC, state and local city government guidelines. The guidelines of the city are stricter than the state.  

Attendance: 
Every Sunday, until further notice, a reservation is called for to attend Liturgy. IMPORTANT!  Please, let us know by sending an email to the church office@saintmichaelsroc.org to inform us of your attendance. Please include your names(s) and contact information (email & phone number). Occupancy is limited. A rotation over weeks is necessary, to accommodate all individuals who want to attend. We will confirm with you. You will receive a reply email confirmation for you to attend, or further details will be shared with you.

Those with health issues/high risk please use utmost caution; any concerns please contact your medical professional for guidance.
Streaming of services from St. Michael the Archangel is resuming.  Please visit our Facebook page.  In the event of technical difficulties, please note that services are also streamed by our dean, Fr. John Vass of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church  www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons

Veneration of Icons & Cross, please do not kiss icons, the priest's hand, nor the cross at the end of Divine Liturgy. The cross will placed upon the heads of the parishioners. Bowing and making the sign of the cross is preferred.
General Confession will be prior to Holy Communion, at the time of the Prayers before Communion.  Holy Communion, Individual spoon and paper tissue will be provided to wipe your mouth. A receptacle to place used tissues will also be provided. Please do not kiss the chalice.

We respectfully ask you to follow the health and safety measures while in the building, 
  • Wear Masks. Please bring your own facial covering (masks, or cloth, scarf, etc. to cover your nose and mouth)
  • Social Distance (please keep 6ft separation throughout the building)
  • Hand washing & Hand Sanitizer is available
All social gatherings and activities are suspended until further notice. NO COFFEE HOUR, at this time.  Access to hall will be limited to restrooms only. We are taking preventative measures to help stop the spread of the virus, by disinfecting high contact surfaces, and minimize contact touch points such as leaving doors open. 

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.  We continue to monitor this unchartered, fluid situation and will update you with new recommendations as they become available. We are looking forward to the new normalcy, which is yet to be defined. 

We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home, to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted as well as for peace.

This situation has a heavy bearing on any soul. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Luka for spiritual guidance, with questions or concerns, for any reasons for personal, pastoral care at (239) 785-4484.

Schedule of Services:
Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul,
Saturday, July 11th 6:00 PM Vigil Service
Sunday, July 12th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (Reading of Hours prior)
Saturday, July 18th 11 AM Oakland Cemetery
Sunday, July 19th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (Reading of Hours prior)

Fasting Reminders: Apostle Fast now, through July 11th

Fasting Recipe of the Week
Our parish youth are cooking in the kitchen, and they are sharing their favorite lenten recipes, to guide us through menu planning during the Apostles Fast. 
 
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
3 cups white flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt 
1/2 cup poppy seed
1/3 cup lemon juice
grated peel of 2 lemons
3/4 cup apple juice
3/4 cup canola oil 
3/4 cup maple syrup
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds. In another bowl, mix lemon juice, lemon peel, apple juice, canola oil and maple syrup. Fold gently together. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Bake in 350 degrees oven for 1/2 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. 
By Maryann Taylor (from St. Michael Church cookbook 2004)
 
Lenten Sauerkraut
1 bag sauerkraut
1 large onion
3 or 4 cloves garlic
a few pepper corns
2 bay leaves
can of chick peas, optional
sautéed mushrooms, optional
Wash sauerkraut. Chop onion and garlic. Combine with sauerkraut and add peppercorns and bay leaves. Cover with water. Cook about 1/2 hour. Drain or leave in water until serving time. The can of chick peas or sautéed mushrooms may be added if desired.
By Olga K. Shast (from St. Michael Church cookbook 2004)
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  orthodoxchristian.com
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- are being accepted through the mail; Please clearly state the preferred date(s) for service(s) and name(s) of person(s) to be prayed for and specify for health or departed,  Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of) Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panikhida. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our  website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always. 

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by Amazon. To sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  
 
Blessing of Graves: Saturday, July 18, Oakland Cemetery. A Panikhida will be served at the gravesite of Fr Vincent of blessed memory, at 11 AM; following the service Fr Luka will bless graves throughout the cemetery. If you have interest in having your family/friends graves blessed in Oakland, please let us know by emailing the office@saintmichaelsroc.org  This will help Fr Luka with managing time and expectations. Rain date is Saturday July 25th. In addition, Fr Luka is available, if you are interested in having visitation at a different cemetery, please speak with Fr Luka to make special arrangements, or if you have need for a different day at Oakland. 

Blessed Pussy willows are available in the church vestibule.  

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term. We have expanded to include more elderly parishioners as well. Missing all of you and praying for your good health and safety. 
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Weekly Bulletin: Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of printing the weekly bulletin. We share the bulletin digitally, however, the paper version is appreciated by many. A hardcopy is important for those who are not tech-savvy, which is why we print and mail to those parishioners to keep them informed and connected. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.   

Fresh Flowers:  Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod and altar. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.  
                                                                                 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual event is coming up on Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation and set-up.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.   
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
June 28, 2020

Third Sunday after Pentecost
Synaxis of Novgorod Hierarchs:  Tone 2
June 28, 2020
 
Saint Jona
Saint Jona, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia
 
Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Sunny Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

Sunday, June 28th Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed, Linda (Dudash); For memory of departed Fr. Stephen (Kuzmich); and for memory of departed Edward (Lawrence), both by Sunny Vera Lawrence
For the health of Robert Vogel on his birthday, for the health of Kathryn Vogel; and for the health of Alexandra (Martin) all by Sunny Vera Lawrence

Troparion - Tone 2
When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal, / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead! / And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, / all the powers of heaven cried out: / O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!
 
Kontakion - Tone 2
Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, / seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! / The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! / And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.

Romans 5:1-10 (Epistle) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
 
Matthew 6:22-33 (Gospel) The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, the church of St. Michael the Archangel is open for Divine Liturgy and other services by the schedule, to parishioners under certain measures, out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines and Hierarchal directives. 

Divine Liturgy will be upstairs in the church at 10 AM, with Reading of the Hours prior. 

Limitations and measures are in place. We are following the Hierarchal directives as well as the CDC, state and local government guidelines. 
 
Attendance: 
Every Sunday, until further notice, a reservation is called for to attend Liturgy. IMPORTANT!  Please, let us know by sending an email to the church office@saintmichaelsroc.org to inform us of your attendance. Please include your names(s) and contact information (email & phone number). Occupancy is limited. A rotation over weeks is necessary, to accommodate all individuals who want to attend. We will confirm with you. You will receive a reply email confirmation for you to attend, or further details will be shared with you.

Those with health issues/high risk please use utmost caution; any concerns please contact your medical professional for guidance.
In the event of technical difficulties, please note that services are also streamed by our dean, Fr. John Vass of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church  www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons

Veneration of Icons & Cross, please do not kiss icons, the priest's hand, nor the cross at the end of Divine Liturgy. The cross will placed upon the heads of the parishioners. Bowing and making the sign of the cross is preferred.
General Confession will be prior to Holy Communion, at the time of the Prayers before Communion.  Holy Communion, Individual spoon and paper tissue will be provided to wipe your mouth. A receptacle to place used tissues will also be provided. Please do not kiss the chalice.

We respectfully ask you to follow the health and safety measures while in the building, 
  • Wear Masks. Please bring your own facial covering (masks, or cloth, scarf, etc. to cover your nose and mouth)
  • Social Distance (please keep 6ft separation throughout the building)
  • Hand washing & Hand Sanitizer is available
All social gatherings and activities are suspended until further notice. NO COFFEE HOUR, at this time.  Access to hall will be limited to restrooms only. We are taking preventative measures to help stop the spread of the virus, by disinfecting high contact surfaces, and minimize contact touch points such as leaving doors open. 

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.  We continue to monitor this unchartered, fluid situation and will update you with new recommendations as they become available. We are looking forward to the new normalcy, which is yet to be defined. 

We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home, to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted as well as for peace.

This situation has a heavy bearing on any soul. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Luka for spiritual guidance, with questions or concerns, for any reasons for personal, pastoral care at (239) 785-4484.

Fasting Reminders: Apostle Fast now, through July 11th

Schedule of Services:
Sunday, July 5th 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Reading of Hours 9:30 AM)
Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul,
Saturday, July 11th 6:00 PM Vigil Service
Sunday, July 12th 10:00 Divine Liturgy (Reading of Hours 9:30AM)
Saturday, July 18th 11 AM Oakland Cemetery
Sunday, July 19th 10 AM Divine Liturgy (Reading of Hours 9:30 AM) 

Fasting Recipe of the Week
Our youth are starting the trend, by sharing their favorite lenten recipes to guide us through menu planning during the Apostles Fast. Children of all ages, love this cake!!! Especially, when a birthday or special celebration comes on a fasting day.
Whacky Cake
3 cups Flour 
2 cups Sugar
6 Tbsp Cocoa
2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp vinegar
3/4 cup oil
2 cups cold water
10x sugar
Sift flour and put all ingredients in one bowl. Mix with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake for 45 minutes or until done. When cool sprinkle with 10x sugar.
By Carol Kauriga (from St. Michael Church cookbook 1978)

Please feel free to send your favorite Lenten/Fasting Recipe to office@saintmichaelsroc.org or through the mail to the church address. Label the Subject: "RECIPE OF THE WEEK." We will share one recipe per week in the bulletin. There is no limit on submissions, however, we will give priority to those whose recipe has not yet appeared. Please contact Julianna Sokoluk with any questions.
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  orthodoxchristian.com
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- are being accepted through the mail; Please clearly state the preferred date(s) for service(s) and name(s) of person(s) to be prayed for and specify for health or departed,  Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of) Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panikhida. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our  website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always. 

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by Amazon. To sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 18; Oakland Cemetery at 11 AM; more details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows are available in the church vestibule.  

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term. We have expanded to include more elderly parishioners as well. Missing all of you and praying for your good health and safety. 
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Weekly Bulletin: Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of printing the weekly bulletin. We share the bulletin digitally, however, the paper version is appreciated by many. A hardcopy is important for those who are not tech-savvy, which is why we print and mail to those parishioners to keep them informed and connected. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.   

Fresh Flowers:  Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod and altar. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.  
                                                                                 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual event is coming up on Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation and set-up.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.   
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
June 21, 2020

Second Sunday after Pentecost
All Russian Saints:  Tone 1
June 21, 2020
 
St Theodore of Suzdal
St. Theodore, Bishop of Rozdov and Suzdal 

Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Sunny Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

Sunday, June 21st  Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of departed Fr. Stephen (Kuzmich); and for memory of departed Edward (Lawrence), both by Sunny Vera Lawrence
For the health of Robert Vogel on his birthday, for the health of Kathryn Vogel; and for the health of Alexandra (Martin) all by Sunny Vera Lawrence

Panikhida for the month of June, will follow Divine Liturgy today.

Troparion - Tone I
In hymns let us honor the fathers of the wilderness of Athos, the angels in the flesh, the confessors and the venerable, holy hierarchs and martyrs; and, emulating their virtues, let us cry aloud, saying: Glory to Him who hath glorified you! Glory to Him Who hath crowned you! Glory to Him Who hath shown you to be our intercessors amid tribulations!

Kontakion - Tone IV
Come ye, let us all praise the fathers who have made Mount Athos a heaven, who have shown forth therein an angelic life, and have assembled a multitude of monks; and let us cry out unto them: deliver us from every misfor­tune and temptation, O ye multitude of the venerable, boast of Athos.

(Epistle) Romans 2:10-16
But glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
 
(Gospel)Matthew 4:18-23 
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, the church of St. Michael the Archangel is open for Divine Liturgy and other services by the schedule, to parishioners under certain measures, out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines and Hierarchal directives. 

Divine Liturgy will be upstairs in the church at 10 AM, with Reading of the Hours prior. 

Limitations and measures are in place. We are following the Hierarchal directives as well as the CDC, state and local government guidelines. 
 
Attendance: Every Sunday, until further notice, a reservation is called for to attend Liturgy.

IMPORTANT! Please, let us know by sending an email to the church office@saintmichaelsroc.org to inform us of your attendance. Please include your names(s) and contact information (email & phone number).  
Occupancy is limited. A rotation over weeks is necessary, to accommodate all individuals who want to attend. We will confirm with you. You will receive a reply email confirmation for you to attend, or further details will be shared with you. 

Those with health issues/high risk please use utmost caution; any concerns please contact your medical professional for guidance.

Streaming services from our parish will resume on Sunday June 21st.  In the event of technical difficulties, please note that services are streamed by our dean, Fr. John Vass of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons    Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  
Veneration of Icons & Cross, please do not kiss icons, the priest's hand, nor the cross at the end of Divine Liturgy. The cross will placed upon the heads of the parishioners. Bowing and making the sign of the cross is preferred.
General Confession will be prior to Holy Communion, at the time of the Prayers before Communion
Holy Communion, Individual spoon and paper tissue will be provided to wipe your mouth. A receptacle to place used tissues will also be provided so we can burn them afterwards. Please do not kiss the chalice." 
 
We respectfully ask you to follow the health and safety measures while in the building
  • Wear Masks. Please bring your own facial covering (masks, or cloth, scarf, etc. to cover your nose and mouth)
  • Social Distance (please keep 6ft separation throughout the building)
  • Hand washing & Hand Sanitizer is available
All social gatherings and activities are suspended until further notice. NO COFFEE HOUR, at this time.  Access to hall will be limited to restrooms only. We are taking preventative measures to help stop the spread of the virus, by disinfecting high contact surfaces, and minimize contact touch points such as leaving doors open. 
 
Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.  We continue to monitor this unchartered, fluid situation and will update you with new recommendations as they become available. We are looking forward to the new normalcy, which is yet to be defined. 

We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home, to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted as well as for peace.

This situation has a heavy bearing on any soul. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Luka for spiritual guidance, with questions or concerns, for any reasons for personal, pastoral care at (239) 785-4484.
 
Fasting Reminders: 
Apostle Fast ongoing, now through July 11th.

Schedule of Services:
Sunday, June 28th 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy Third Sunday after Pentecost (Hours 9:30AM)
Sunday, July 5th 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Hours 9:30 AM)
Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul, 
Saturday, July 11th 6:00 PM Vigil Service
Sunday, July 12th 10:00 Divine Liturgy (Hours 9:30AM)
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  orthodoxchristian.com
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our  website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always. 

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by Amazon. To sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 18; Oakland Cemetery at 11 AM; more details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows are available in the church vestibule.  

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term. We have expanded to include more elderly parishioners as well. Missing all of you and praying for your good health and safety. 
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Weekly Bulletin: Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of printing the weekly bulletin. We share the bulletin digitally, however, the paper version is appreciated by many. A hardcopy is important for those who are not tech-savvy, which is why we print and mail to those parishioners to keep them informed and connected. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.   

Fresh Flowers:  Sponsors are welcome to help defray the costs of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod and altar. Donations are graciously accepted  "in memory of/ in honor of" individuals/families. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.  
                                                                                 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual event is coming up on
Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation and set-up.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.   
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
June 7, 2020

Pentecost 
Trinity Sunday: Tone Seven
June 7, 2020
 
Pentecost
The Descent of the Holy Spirit on Apostles 
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this Holy day, Orthodox Church is remembering fulfillment of the promise which our Lord Jesus Christ has given to His Apostles and followers while He was living with them and proclaiming the Holy Gospel. At that time, they couldn't fully understand the teaching revealing the existence of Kingdom of God, eternal life and spirit of Salvation of mankind from death. In Old Testament Apostles learned about Great God, with coming of Jesus Christ into this world they learned about Son of God and with sending Holy Spirit on Apostles they learned about third face of the Holy Trinity. 
Saint Cyril of Alexandria says that "Our Lord Jesus Christ herein ordained the instructors and teachers of the world and the stewards of His divine Mysteries. . . showing together with the dignity of Apostleship, the incomparable glory of the authority given them... Revealing them to be splendid with the great dignity of the Apostleship and showing them forth as both stewards and priests of the divine altars . . . they became fit to initiate others through the enlightening guidance of the Holy Spirit" (PG 74, 708-712).  When they were siting and hiding in one room, being afraid for their lives, when Holy Spirit descended on them and tongues of fire appeared on their heads, they the felt presence of God and remembered promise of their Teacher. The Holy Spirit made them brave and not fearing for their lives. They went out and proclaimed Holy Gospel. And not only that, Apostles who did not have any special education started speaking all different languages of different peoples gathered those days in Jerusalem. Thousands of people felt presence of God, accepted Christianity and were baptized in the name of Holy Trinity, putting their lives into risk and danger, but for Salvation of their souls...
Thus dear Brothers and Sisters, more than ever in our lives, these days when everything earthly is trembling around us threatening our lives and future existence of mankind, let us put our hope and prayers before everything else and call to God by these words:
"O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of truth, who art in all places and fillest all things; Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord".
 
Fr. Luka
 
Closed until June 14th, further notice will be shared and instructions regarding reopening

Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

Sunday, June 7th  Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) 40th day by Yanokovoy, Sokoluk and Winsky Families; For the health of Joseph (Rutherford) on his birthday by Alexei and John Morgan

(Epistle) Acts 2:1-11 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
 
 (Gospel) John 7:37-52; 8:12 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of Him. Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him. Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought Him?" The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!" Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed. Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing? They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee." Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted as well as for peace.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

This situation has a heavy bearing on any soul. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Luka for spiritual guidance, with questions or concerns, any desire or need for personal, pastoral care at (239) 785-4484.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders: 
Seventh Week of Pascha: FAST FREE WEEK Monday June 8th through Sat June 13th
Apostle Fast begins on Monday, June 15th through July 11th.

Schedule of Services
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Apostles Fast begins Monday, June 15th through July 11th
Sunday, June 14th Divine Liturgy
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  orthodoxchristian.com
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our  website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always. 

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by Amazon. To sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled, once the city restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted; details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. 

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term. We have expanded to include more elderly parishioners as well. Missing all of you and praying for your good health and safety. 
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha.
A special time in the upcoming months. More information
 to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:  Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.                                                                                      
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. 
Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
May 31, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Pascha: Tone Six
The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council 
May 31, 2020
 
Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical Council 

Closed until June 4th, further notice will be shared and instructions regarding reopening
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)
 
Sunday, May 31st Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) and For the memory of Alexis (Yanokovoy) by Sokoluk Family; 
For the health of Olga and John (Candelori) on their 55th Wedding Anniversary,  For the health of Denise and Joseph (Rutherford) on their wedding by Alexei and John Morgan
 
(Epistle) Act 20: 16-18, 28-36 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost. From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. And when they had come to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you, therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears. So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
 
(Gospel) John 17: 1-13 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

This situation has a heavy bearing on any soul. Please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Luka for spiritual guidance, with questions or concerns, any desire or need for personal, pastoral care at (239) 785-4484.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders
Seventh Week of Pascha: Wed June 3 & Friday June 5, Fast, Fish Allowed
Apostle Fast begins on Monday, June 15th through July 11th.

Schedule of Services, Closed until Further Notice 
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Day of Holy Spirit Monday June 8th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Apostles Fast begins Monday, June 15th through July 11th
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled, once the city restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted; details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term as well as our parishioners at large.
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information to church office email. 

Event Cancelled:   The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. 
New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha.
A special time in the upcoming months. More information to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church: Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed
                                                                                    
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
May 24, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Tone Five
The Blind Man 
May 24, 2020
 
Mokios
Saint Mokios
 
Closed until June 4th, further notice will be shared
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)
 
Sunday, May 24th Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) and For the memory of Alexis (Yanokovoy) by Sokoluk Family; 
For the health of Alexandra (Martin), Judith (Martin) & George (Reeves) on their birthdays by Sunny Vera Lawrence; For the health of Kathryn (Vogel) by Sunny Vera Lawrence
 
(Epistle) Acts 16:16-34 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation." And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And he came out that very hour. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, "These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city; and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe. Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, "Do yourself no harm, for we are all here." Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.
 
(Gospel) John 9:1-38 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?" Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He is like him." He said, "I am he." Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?" He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight." Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know." They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see." Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them. They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet." But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself. His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him." So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner." He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see." Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?" He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?" Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from. The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing. They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?" He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?" And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you." Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshipped Him.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

In regards to spiritual life, any questions or concerns, any desire or need for personal or pastoral care, please do not hesitate to call Fr. Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders
Sixth Week of Pascha: Wed May 27 & Friday May 29, Fast, Fish Allowed
Apostle Fast begins on Monday, June 15th through July 11th.

Schedule of Services, Closed until Further Notice
The Seventh Sunday:  Fathers of the Ecumenical Council Sunday May 24th Divine Liturgy 
Feast of Ascension  Thursday May 28th Divine Liturgy Closed
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Day of Holy Spirit Monday June 8th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Apostles Fast begins Monday, June 15th through July 11th
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled, once the city restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted; details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. 

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term. If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to the office.

Event Cancelled:   The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha. A special time in the upcoming months. More information to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:  Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.     
                                                                                
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. 
Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
May 17, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Tone Four
The Samaritan Woman 
May 17, 2020 / May 4 OC 
 
The Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus
 
Closed until June 4th, further notice will be shared
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)
 
Sunday, May 17th Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) by Yankovoy Family; For the health of Alexandra (Martin), Judith (Martin) & George (Reeves) on their birthdays by Vera Sunny Lawrence; For the health of Kathryn (Vogel) by Vera Sunny Lawrence
 
(Epistle)  Acts 11:19-26, 29-30  Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord. Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
 
(Gospel) John 4:5-42  So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock? Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband,' for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly. The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship. Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, "What do You seek?" or, "Why are You talking with her?" The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came to Him. In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did." So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

Anyone who is in need of personal, pastoral care or has any questions or concerns regarding spiritual life, please do not hesitate to call Fr. Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders
FifthWeek of Pascha: Wed May 20 & Friday May 22, Fast, Fish Allowed

Schedule CLOSED until Further Notice
The Paralyzed Man Sunday May 10th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Feast of Ascension  Thursday May 28th Divine Liturgy Closed
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Day of Holy Spirit Monday June 8th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Apostles Fast begins Monday, June 15th through July 11th
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com.  

Blessing of Graves visitation will be rescheduled, once the city restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted; details will be shared. 

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners.  An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.

Thank you to the three families that are sponsors of the yearly 7-day vigil candles for the large Lampada, Tetrapod, and Confession table. 

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term.
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Event Cancelled:   The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past.  New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha.
A special time in the upcoming months. More information to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:   Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church: Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.         
                                                                            
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. 
Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help. 
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
May 10, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Pascha: Tone Three  
The Paralyzed Man
                                                 
The Holy Martyr Avramii (Abraham) the Bulgar
 (4th Sunday of Pascha)
 
Closed until June 4th, further notice will be shared
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)
 
Sunday, May 10th Divine Liturgy offered:  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) by Sokoluk & Winsky Families; For the memory of Mary (DeMeo) & Olga (K. Shast) on anniversary of birthdays by Sokoluk Family; For the memory of Valentina (Kunasz) 4th anniversary of falling asleep by Sokoluk Family
 
For the health of Alexandra (Martin), Judith (Martin) & George (Reeves) on their birthdays by Vera Sunny Lawrence; For the health of Kathryn (Vogel) by Vera Sunny Lawrence. 

(Epistle) Acts 9:32-42 Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed." Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.

(Gospel) John 5:1-15  After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.  Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.'" Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

Anyone who is in need of personal, pastoral care or has any questions or concerns regarding spiritual life, please do not hesitate to call Fr. Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders
FourthWeek of Pascha: Wed May13 & Friday May 15, Fast, Fish Allowed

Schedule CLOSED until Further Notice
The Paralyzed Man Sunday May 10th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Feast of Ascension  Thursday May 28th Divine Liturgy Closed
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Day of Holy Spirit Monday June 8th Divine Liturgy Closed 
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 

Mother's Day:   Please remember, on May 10th, all of our parish family in your prayers who are Mothers, God-Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters, Sisters and Friends. 
Please pray for all of the ladies in our parish family and community who help and support each of us throughout the year.
"O  Lord and Savior, You have taught us to honor our fathers and mothers, and to show love and obedience toward them. From the depth of my heart I fervently pray to You, Jesus, my God: hear my prayer. Bless my mother, Godmother and all those who love and care for me, who have raised me up with the help of Your grace. Protect them from evil, harm and sickness. Grant them faith, health and joy. Bless all their works that they may give You honor and glory all the days of their lives. Amen." 

Blessing of Graves will be rescheduled; details will be shared. On St. Thomas  Sunday, Fr Luka prayed for all departed souls.

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. 
An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.

Thank you to the three families that are sponsors of the yearly 7-day vigil candles for the large Lampada, Tetrapod, and Confession table. 

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term.
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Event Cancelled:   The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha.
A special time in the upcoming months. More information to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church: Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.     
                                                                                
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. 
Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  The pierogi making session scheduled for May 8th & 9th is cancelled.  
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
May 3, 2020

Third Sunday of Pascha:   Tone Two
The Holy Myrrh Bearing Women 
The Holy Noble Born  Empress of Gruzia (Georgia)
Tamara the Great 
 

 

               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Closed until at least May 8th, further notice will be shared
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)
 
Sunday, May 3rd Divine Liturgy offered: 
For memory of Helen (Kobasa) on her 40th Day;  For memory of newly departed Josephine (Yankovoy) by Yankovoy Family 

(Epistle) Acts 6:1-7 Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
 
(Gospel) Mark 15:43-16:8 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid. Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away-for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples-and Peter-that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you. So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

Anyone who is in need of personal, pastoral care or has any questions or concerns regarding spiritual life, please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders
Third Week of Pascha: Wed May 6 & Friday May 8, Fast, Fish Allowed

Schedule CLOSED until Further Notice
The Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women Sun May 3rd Divine Liturgy Closed
The Paralyzed Man Sunday May 10th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Feast of Ascension  Thursday May 28th Divine Liturgy Closed
Feast of Pentecost Sunday June 7th Divine Liturgy Closed 
Day of Holy Spirit Monday June 8th Divine Liturgy Closed 
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
 
Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Main page of our site: https://saintmichaelsroc.org
Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA:  https://mospatusa.com/churchcalendar
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/
Resources for Orthodoxy:  
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations  Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. It is a modern convenience to use online options, for weekly donations and special contributions, however, traditional mail is also welcome. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 

Mother's Day,  Please remember, on May 10th, all of our parish family in your prayers who are Mothers, God-Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Daughters, Sisters and Friends,
 Please pray for all of the ladies in our parish family and community who help and support each of us throughout the year.
"O  Lord and Savior, You have taught us to honor our fathers and mothers, and to show love and obedience toward them. From the depth of my heart I fervently pray to You, Jesus, my God: hear my prayer. Bless my mother, Godmother and all those who love and care for me, who have raised me up with the help of Your grace. Protect them from evil, harm and sickness. Grant them faith, health and joy. Bless all their works that they may give You honor and glory all the days of their lives. Amen." 

Blessing of Graves will be rescheduled; details will be shared. On St. Thomas  Sunday, Fr Luka prayed for all departed souls.

Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners.  An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.

Thank you to the three families that are sponsors of the yearly 7-day vigil candles for the large Lampada, Tetrapod, and Confession table. 

FYI, our parish youth have been creating cards and sending to our parish family who are in nursing facilities or at home, long term.
If you know of someone who would like to receive cards please let us know by sending an email with their contact information, to 

Event Cancelled:   The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks. 

ILLUMINATE All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project which traditionally takes place on Pascha.
A special time in the upcoming months. More information
 to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. When it is appropriate to resume our weekly custom of  social camaraderie, please volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. Please feel free to contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions.
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:  Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.         
                                                                            
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. 
Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  The pierogi making session scheduled for May 8th & 9th is cancelled.  
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
April 26, 2020

Second Sunday of Pascha: Antipascha
St. Thomas Sunday  Tone One
April 26, 2020

 

Hieromartyr Artemon
                                                
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

Sunday, April 26th Divine Liturgy offered: For memory of Helen (Karnick) on her 40th Day, by Justine Paul; For memory of newly departed Helen (Kobasa)

(Epistle) Acts 5:12-20 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch. Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.
 
(Gospel) John 20: 19-31 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained. Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .  Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, Weekdays TBA.  

Anyone who is in need of personal, pastoral care or has any questions or concerns regarding spiritual life, please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders: Fasting Reminders: Wed April 29 & Friday May 1, Fast, Fish Allowed
 
Schedule CLOSED until Further Notice
St. Thomas Sunday Divine Liturgy April 26th CLOSED
Blessing of Graves will be rescheduled; details will be shared
Ascension    Divine Liturgy 10AM Thursday May 28th
Pentecost     Divine Liturgy 10AM Sunday June 7th 
                     Multicultural Ethnic Pot-Luck by Parish family
Holy Spirit Day  Divine Liturgy Monday June 8th 
 
 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
*Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.
 
Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

Thank you to the three families that are sponsors of the yearly 7-day vigil candles for the large Lampada, Tetrapod, and Confession table. 

Event Cancelled:  The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks.  
 
ILLUMINATE PASCHA will not take place on Pascha.  All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project at a special time in the upcoming months.  Update to be announced.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie each week is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:
Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.                                                                                             
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Don't forget the week before - help is needed for food preparation.  Please contact Melaney Bedard for details and/or to help.  The pierogi making session scheduled for May 8th & 9th is cancelled.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
April 19, 2020

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!
XB!
PASCHA  April 19, 2020

 

                                               
Christ Is Risen! Today we celebrate the joy of Pascha! Let the flowers of spring exhale their sweetest fragrance for this is a day of happiness. Christ Lives! Christ Triumphs! Christ Reigns! On Good Friday, Christ was crucified and died on the Cross. Sadness and inexpressible grief hovered in the air. But today we no longer see before us a suffering Christ, but a glorious Christ. 
By His glorious Resurrection, Christ has completed the work of salvation. He has confirmed our Holy Faith, for as St. Paul tells us: "If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and faith is also empty." (1 Cor. 15:14) Pascha fulfills our hope in Christ's teachings and promises. We should give thanks for this blessed evidence of our Christian faith. No wonder we sing with great joy the words of David: "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad therein." That is because the crucifixion has been displaced by the Resurrection.
Christ Is Risen! Indeed, He Is Risen!
Fr Luka Novakovic, Rector and Church Council

Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Father Valeriy, Father Joseph, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Lisa (Schiede), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky), Elynore (Whelan)

(Epistle) Acts 1:1-8 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

(Gospel) John 1:1-17 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal, state, and local government guidelines. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will share updates. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. We ask everyone to join in their home to pray for the end of the epidemic and for all who have/will be impacted.
 
Paschal Baskets:  Dear Brothers and sisters, you may have your Pashcal baskets blessed between 12 to 1pm as you drive through parking lot. Enter from 4th Street gate and exit gate onto Fairmount.   Federal, state, local and city guidelines must be followed, the limitations on travel, social distancing, and no gathering are important measures to keep everyone safe and healthy. If not, then please sing Troparion of Resurrection, three times and say prayer before meals. XB!
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https: //www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons
[Nocturns 11:30PM; Matins 12Midnight; Paschal Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10AM; Bright Monday Paschal Divine Liturgy 9AM; Weekday services TBA] 

Anyone who is in need of personal, pastoral care or has any questions or concerns regarding spiritual life, please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka.

Following guidelines of federal, state, and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and other services by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you. 
 
Fasting Reminders: BRIGHT WEEK: Monday April 20 - Saturday April 25, No Fast 

Paschal Schedule CLOSED until Further Notice
XB!  Pascha  Paschal Divine Liturgy Sunday April 19th CLOSED XB!
XB!  Bright Monday Paschal Divine Liturgy  April 20th CLOSED XB!
XB!  Bright Tuesday  Paschal Divine Liturgy  April 21st CLOSED XB!
St. Thomas Sunday Divine Liturgy with Panikhida April 26th CLOSED
Blessing of Graves will be rescheduled; details will be shared
Ascension    Divine Liturgy 10AM Thursday May 28th
Pentecost     Divine Liturgy 10AM Sunday June 7th 
                     Multicultural Ethnic Pot-Luck by Parish family
Holy Spirit Day  Divine Liturgy Monday June 8th 

 
Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
*Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources

Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.
 
Blessed Pussy willows will be available in the church, upon our reopening. 

Thank you to the three families that are sponsors of the yearly 7-day vigil candles for the large Lampada, Tetrapod, and Confession table. 

Event Cancelled:  The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 
 
NEW! Online Gifts and Donations Multiple options, including PayPal, are now available; Visit our website for details. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks.  
 
ILLUMINATE PASCHA will not take place on Pascha.  All efforts will be made to reschedule the annual luminaries project at a special time in the upcoming months.  Update to be announced.  
 
Resources for Pacha: 
"Holy Week and Pascha at Home: A Guide forFamilies" is an interactive, daily journey through Holy Week and Pascha, specifically tailored to the traditions commonly celebrated in OCA NY/NJ Diocesan churches, from Lazarus Saturday through Holy Pascha.  It will be a companion as you participate in live-streamed services, and it will fill your Holy Week and Pascha with purposeful, prayerful action.
Orthodox Christianity https://orthochristian.com 

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie each week is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:
Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.                                                                                             
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th.  Don't forget the week before for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions are May 8&9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
April 12, 2020

Palm Sunday
Great Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem  -  Tone Seven
April 12, 2020
 
Closure remains until April 30th. Updates will be shared. 

John of Sinai
                                               
                
Prayer  List:   Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka, if you are in need of personal pastoral care or have any questions or concerns.  At this time, as we are prioritizing the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal government guidelines. 
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons
[Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10AM; Weekday services TBA]
 
Following guidelines of federal, state and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and Moleben by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you.

Divine Liturgy on Sunday, April 12th offered: 
For memory of newly departed Helen (Kobasa)
For memory of newly departed Helen (Karnick); 
For the memory of Peter (Compo), 20th Anniversary, by the Compo Family

Fasting Reminders: Sixth Week of Great Fast: Monday April 6 - Saturday April 11, Strict Fast.
 
Holy Thursday, Holy Friday, Holy Saturday, Pascha April 16-19th Holy Services CLOSED

Moleben In Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence: moleben-epidemic-pestilence
 
Prayer read during the Spread of Devastating Pestilence

Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
*Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Lazarus Saturday April 11th, Closed Divine Liturgy with Panikhida
Thank you for sending the list of your departed.  Praying for all souls on Lazarus Saturday included the submitted lists and the monthly requested panikkhida/parastas standard list. 
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
 
April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday,
11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed)
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
Great Lent & Pascha Schedule  CLOSED until Further Notice
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows  - CLOSED 
Holy Monday April 13th
Holy Tuesday April 14th
Holy Wednesday April 15th 
Holy Thursday April 16th
Holy Friday April 17th 
Holy Saturday April 18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Monday April 20th Divine Liturgy CLOSED 
Bright Week April 21st - 25th 
St. Thomas Sunday, April 26th Divine Liturgy CLOSED

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.
 
Event Cancelled:  The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. 

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 
 
Online Gifts and Donations Multiple options will be available soon; Visit our website for details. Thank you for your support of our parish, now and always.

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks.  
 
ILLUMINATE PASCHA update to be announced.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie each week is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:
Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.           
                                                                                 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the -Dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 2nd, 3rd & 4th.  Don't forget the week before for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions are May 8&9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.  

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
 
April 5, 2020

Closure remains until April 30th. Updates will be shared.
 
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Saint Mary of Egypt  - Tone 1
Prayer  List:   Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 


Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka, if you are in need of personal pastoral care or have any questions or concerns.  At this time, as we are prioritizing the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal government guidelines. 
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr. John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons
[Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10AM; Weekday services TBA]
 
Following guidelines of federal, state and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of certain readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and Moleben by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you.

Divine Liturgy on Sunday, April 5th offered: 
For memory of newly departed Helen (Kobasa)
For memory of newly departed Helen (Karnick); 
For memory of newly departed Kevin (Monteiro), 40th Day;
For the memory of Samuel (Sokoluk Sr), 6th Anniversary, by the Sokoluk Family

Fasting Reminders: Sixth Week of Great Fast: Monday April 6 - Saturday April 11, Strict Fast.
 
Holy Feast of Annunciation CLOSED Tuesday, April 7th Divine Liturgy
 
Moleben In Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence  CLOSED Wednesday, April 8th & Friday, April 10th
Full Service Text: moleben-epidemic-pestilence.pdf 
 
Lazarus Saturday CLOSED  Saturday, April 11th Divine Liturgy

Our Website Provides Links to spiritual resources and information regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19, such as:
Word of Consolation for the Pandemic by Archimandrite Zacharias of Essex, England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8iQQ0_Fmo 
*Daily Readings and Commemoration of Saints, Online Resources
Hebrews 9:11-14 (Epistle) But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
 
Mark 10:32-45 (Gospel) Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again. Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask." And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?" They said to Him, "Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to Him, "We are able." So Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
 
Lazarus Saturday April 11th, Closed Divine Liturgy with Panikhida
Send your departed names to be prayed for by Friday, April 10
Please share your list of baptismal names of departed loved ones, family & friends, not later than Friday. Email your list of departed souls to office@saintmichaelsroc.org    
If you know someone who does not have internet access, please offer to help, by sending their list for them. Otherwise by mailing to the church. Praying for all souls on Lazarus Saturday, April 11th, will include the submitted lists and the monthly panikhida/parastas standard list. Any questions, please speak with Fr Luka. 
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
 
April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday,
11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed)
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health: Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
Great Lent & Pascha Schedule  CLOSED until Further Notice
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Wednesdays N/A
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Fridays N/A
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows  - CLOSED 
Holy Monday April 13th
Holy Tuesday April 14th
Holy Wednesday April 15th 
Holy Thursday April 16th
Holy Friday April 17th 
Holy Saturday April 18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Monday April 20th Divine Liturgy CLOSED 
Bright Week April 21st - 25th 
St. Thomas Sunday, April 26th Divine Liturgy CLOSED

In light of the situation at this time, Fr. Luka will be postponing visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will resume calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka at a time in the future.
 
Save the Date: The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. At this time, immersive musical experiences for all levels of choir members. The PaTRAM Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Please visit website for more information and registration: https://patraminstitute.org/event/patram-institute-summer-academy-june-25-28-2020/

Amazonsmile is another way to help support the church, now and all through the year. When you shop online, remember to choose our church [St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia], to benefit from the charitable donation program at Amazon.  Every purchase through smile.amazon.com  helps the church, by receiving a percentage of your purchase in donation made by AmazonTo sign up or participate go to smile.amazon.com. 

Charity Collections, support from our parish has benefitted Philabundance (PA), Holy Myrhhbearers (NY), Holy Trinity Seminary (NY), in the not too distant past. New focuses are being considered, and will be shared in the coming weeks.  
 
ILLUMINATE PASCHA update to be announced.
 
Youth Focus on Great Lent, and Holy Feast of Annunciation  If you are interested in activities for youth at home, during this time, please feel free to contact Miss Nadine or Mr. Ken.  Resources are ready to share and are waiting for your creative talents. We look forward to sharing and displaying your work, on our Journey to Pascha Path.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under -appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie each week is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church: Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed.     
                                                                                       
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget the week before too, for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions are May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
URGENT UPDATES: In the event of important news, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
March 29, 2020

Sunday Bulletin

March 29, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder) - Tone 8

St. John Climacus
 
 
Prayer  List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Anyone who is in need of personal pastoral care or has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka. At this time, as we are prioritizing the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal government guidelines. 
 
Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our Dean Fr John Vass, streams their services, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons
[Divine Liturgy Sunday at 10AM; Moleben at TBD]

Following guidelines of federal, state and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of couple readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and Moleben by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. Thank you.

Today: Sunday of St. John Climacus March 29th CLOSED Divine Liturgy 10AM
 
Divine Liturgy offered: For memory of newly departed Kevin (Monteiro) by Olga McHugh;
For memory of newly departed Helen (Karnick); 
For memory of newly departed Helen (Kobasa)
 
Fasting Reminders: Fifth Week of Great Fast: Mon March 30 - Sat April 4, Strict Fast.
 
Moleben In Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence  CLOSED Wednesday, April 1st & Friday,  April 3rd
 
Choir Rehearsal: CANCELLED Saturday April 4th; Please contact Director at gkaudiroak@comcast.net for additional information.

Hebrews 6:13-20 (Epistle) For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you." And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
 
Mark 9:17-31 (Gospel) Then one of the crowd answered and said, "Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not. He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me." Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us. Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!" When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!" Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" So He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting." Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. For He taught His disciples and said to them, "The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day."
Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed: (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted. When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Great Lent & Pascha Schedule  CLOSED until Further Notice
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Wednesdays N/A
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Fridays N/A
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Hours 9:30AM Divine Liturgy 10AM
Great Feast of Annunciation Tuesday April 7th Divine Liturgy 10AM
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession, followed by  Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship
Holy Week April 12th-18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Monday April 20th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession followed by Paschal Foods Coffee Hour & Youth Egg Activity
Bright Week April 21st - 25th
St. Thomas Sunday, April 26th Hours 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM, followed by Blessing of Graves at Oakland Cemetery
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Fr. Luka's Email has been hacked. If you receive any suspicious emails from Fr Luka Novakovic requesting help,  please disregard it and inform the church office or Fr. Luka directly. The email requesting assistance from Fr. Luka may appear official but is not. Thank you.   
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters, until the beginning of Great Week (week before Holy Pascha), Fr. Luka will be visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will be calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka.
 
Save the Date: The PaTRAM Institute Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy - June 25-28, 2020. At this time, immersive musical experiences for all levels of choir members. The PaTRAM Conductors' and Singers' Summer Academy will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Please visit website for more information and registration: https://patraminstitute.org/event/patram-institute-summer-academy-june-25-28-2020/
 
Charity Collection: Our annual shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina, is on going until further notice. Please see separate flier for more details.

***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:   
Please consider volunteering this year; no effort is too small or under- appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie each week is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available. contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:
Donations to help defray the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary:  Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                        
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-DatesFriday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget the week before too, for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions are May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***
 
Illuminate Pascha: We will once again be selling luminaries now through April 12th, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones. Remember all of your family and friends on this joyous occasion! Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25 To purchase your luminaries please see Tatiana Veres.

Soul Saturday April 11th, Divine Liturgy with Panikhida
Please join us, in praying for departed souls of loved ones. Please share in advance, if possible, your list of baptismal names of departed family & friends; Give list to Fr Luka.
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to offer a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
 
April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday,
11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed)
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Youth Focus on Great Lent, and Holy Feast of Annunciation
If any one is interested in activities for their youth at home, during this time, please feel free to contact Miss Nadine or Mr. Ken.  Resources are ready to share and are waiting for your creative talents. We look forward to displaying your work, on our Journey to Pascha Path.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE SHARED***

 

March 22, 2020

Third Sunday of Great Lent
Adoration of the Holy Cross - Tone 7

 

Forty Martyrs 
 
Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Anyone who is in need of personal pastoral care or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Fr Luka.

At this time, as we prioritize the health and safety of our parish and community, St. Michael the Archangel is closed to parishioners out of regard to federal government guidelines. 

Currently Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, the parish of our dean Fr John Vass, streams their services which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/HolyTrinitySermons .
 
Following guidelines of federal, state and local government authorities as well as Hierarchal directives to the faithful, Fr. Luka, with help of couple readers, will continue to serve Holy Liturgies and Canon of St. Andrew of Crete by the schedule for the parish.  These services will NOT be open for the congregation. 


Today: Sunday of the Adoration of Holy Cross CLOSED March 22nd Hours 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM  

Today's Divine Liturgy offered: For the memory of newly departed Kevin (Monteiro) by Olga McHugh;  For memory of newly departed Helen (Karnick) 
 
Hebrews 4:14-5:6 (Epistle) Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with out weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness. Because of this he is requires as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins. And no man takes this honor to himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You." As he also says in another place: "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek". 
 
Mark 8:34-9:1 (Gospel) When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power."
 
Fasting Reminders: Fourth week of the Great Lent, Monday, March 23rd - 28th, Strict Fast.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy CLOSED Wednesday, March 25th  

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete  CLOSED Friday, March 27th   
 
Choir Rehearsals: CANCELLED Saturday March 21st, and April 4th; Please contact Director for additional information.

Fr. Luka's Email has been hacked. If you receive any suspicious emails from Fr Luka Novakovic requesting help,  please disregard it and inform the church office or Fr. Luka directly. The email requesting assistance from Fr. Luka may appear official but are not. Thank you.   
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES  WILL BE SHARED***
 
Charity Collection: Our annual shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina, is on going until further notice. Please see separate flier for more details.  

Illuminate Pascha: We will once again be selling luminaries now through April 12th, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones. Remember all of your family and friends on this joyous occasion! Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25 To purchase your luminaries please see Tatiana Veres.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, until the beginning of Great Week (week before Holy Pascha), Fr. Luka will be visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will be calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka.

Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you

Soul Saturday April 11th, Divine Liturgy with Panikhida
Please join us, in praying for departed souls of loved ones. Please share in advance, if possible, your list of baptismal names of departed family & friends to Fr Luka.
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: 
There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to serve a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.

Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday,
11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed on Lazarus Saturday)
May  17th
June  21st
July  19th
August  16th
September  20th
October  18th
November  15th  
December  20th
 
Youth Focus on Confession
The youth will have an opportunity to partake in the Sacrament of Confession together as a group. Each child individually will experience Confession. Father Luka will guide through the steps for each child, however, we will all be doing it together. Great Lent is a time for reflection and repentance. For some children this may be a first time, for others, not.  Our recent class discussions have been inclusive of stories about confession and ways to make things right when we sin. Fr Luka will discuss the Sacrament of Confession with all of our youth. Any questions you may have in advance for Father Luka, please send to Miss Nadine or Mr. Ken. All questions will be compiled into one list and shared with Father Luka. This discussion will be no longer than 15 minutes downstairs in the hall. Following discussion, additional Lenten activities will be available for those who would like to participate. 
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Need Help on April 26th ***Please consider volunteering; no effort is too small or under-appreciated. Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars; select from many open dates remaining in 2020. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen or contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 

Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers In the Church:
Donations to help offset the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and  the fresh flowers on theTetrapod are graciously accepted. Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about the process. Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
***REMINDER ALL ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD AT THIS TIME; FURTHER UPDATES  WILL BE SHARED***
 
Great Lent & Pascha Schedule
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesdays TBD PM 
March 25th, April 1st, 8th  
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Fridays TBD PM 
March  27th, April 3rd, 10th
Sunday of St. John Climacus (the Ladder) March 29th Divine Liturgy 10AM 
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Divine Liturgy 10AM
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussy Willows   9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy  10AM with Procession, followed by Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship
Holy Week April 12th-18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Monday April 20th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession followed by Paschal Foods Coffee Hour & Youth Egg Activity
Bright Week April 21st - 25th
St. Thomas Sunday, April 26th Hours 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM, followed by Blessing of Graves at Oakland Cemetery
 
March 15, 2020

Second Sunday of Great Lent
St. Gregory of Palamas  - Tone 6

 

St. Gregory of Palamas
 

Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). 
For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 
Today: Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas March 15th Hours 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Panikhida, followed by Coffee Hour.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered: For the memory of newly departed  Kevin (Monteiro); For the memory of Vera (Compo) on the 23rd anniversary by Sandra (Compo); For the health of Doris (Patrick) on her 99th birthday by Jim, Dawn & Gwen (Patrick).
 
Today's Panikhida (Parastas) offered: For the memory of Albina on 17th anniversary by Jim, Dawn & Gwen (Patrick); For the memory of departed souls by (Winsky, Veres, Taylor, Staso, Sokoluk, Shast, Sevast, Peleszak, Paul, Nasobko, Lawrence, Candelori and Ardan). 

Hebrews 1:10-2:3 (Epistle) And: "You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail." But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool"? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.
 
 Mark 2:1-12 (Gospel) And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins - He said to the paralytic, I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"

Fasting Reminders: Third week of the Great Lent, Monday, March 16th -21st, Strict Fast.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete  Friday, March 20th at 6:30 PM 

For March 15th:  Candles: Team 1,  Reader: Sam Sokoluk, Desk: Ed Veres, Kitchen: A. Kauriga & D. Sokoluk

Choir Rehearsals: Saturday March 21st, and April 4th; Rehearsals begin at 10AM.  Please contact Director for additional information.

Fr. Luka's Email has been hacked. If you receive any suspicious emails from Fr Luka Novakovic requesting help,  please disregard it and inform the church office or Fr. Luka directly. The email requesting assistance from Fr. Luka may appear official but are not. Thank you.   

Charity Collection: Our annual February shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina, will run through March 15th. Please see separate flier for more details.  

Illuminate Pascha: We will once again be selling luminaries now through April 12th, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones. Remember all of your family and friends on this joyous occasion! Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25 To purchase your luminaries please see Tatiana Veres.
Triumph of Orthodoxy, Thanks to everyone for their participation in the processions of the beautiful icons on Sunday, March 8th. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, until the beginning of Great Week (week before Holy Pascha), Fr Luka will be visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will be calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka.

Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you

Soul Saturday April 11th, Divine Liturgy with Panikhida
Please join us, in praying for departed souls of loved ones. Please share in advance, if possible, your list of baptismal names of departed family & friends to Fr Luka.
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: 
There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to serve a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.

Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
March 
15th

April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday,
11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed on Lazarus Saturday)
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Youth Focus on Confession, Sunday March 22nd
Prior to start and following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 22nd, this will be an opportunity to partake in the Sacrament of Confession together as a group. Each child individually will experience Confession. Father Luka will guide through the steps for each child, however, we will all be doing it together. Great lent is a time for reflection and repentance. For some children this may be a first time, for others, not.  Our recent class discussions have been inclusive of stories about confession and ways to make things right when we sin. Fr Luka will discuss the Sacrament of Confession with all of our youth ( 3/15). Any questions you may have in advance for Father Luka, please send to Miss Nadine or Mr. Ken. All questions will be compiled into one list and shared with Father Luka. This discussion will be no longer than 15 minutes downstairs in the hall. Following discussion, additional Lenten activities will be available for those who would like to participate.
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Need Help on April 5th & 26th ***Please consider volunteering; no effort is too small or under-appreciated.Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars; select from many open dates remaining in 2020. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen or contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 

Sponsors Welcome for Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers:
A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.   
                                                                                        
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.

Great Lent & Pascha Schedule
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesdays 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck, March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th  
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Fridays 6:30PM March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th
Sunday of Adoration of Holy Cross March 22nd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of St. John Climacus (the Ladder) March 29th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by by Coffee Hour
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday  Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussy Willows   9:30AM, Divine Liturgy  10AM with Procession, followed by Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship
Holy Week April 12th-18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Monday April 20th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession followed by Paschal Foods Coffee Hour & Youth Egg Activity
Bright Week April 21st - 25th
St. Thomas Sunday, April 26th Hours 9:30AM, Divine Liturgy 10AM, followed by Blessing of Graves at Oakland Cemetery
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
March 8, 2020

First Sunday of Great Lent
Triumph of Orthodoxy  - Tone 5

 

The Monk Erasm of Pechersk 
 
Prayer  List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Abbot Tikhon, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and  Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and  Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley),Steve   (Collinelli), Paul ( Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny ( Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
Spring Ahead One Hour: Move clocks ahead Saturday night March 7th.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered: For the memory of newly departed  Kevin (Monteiro)
 
Hebrews 11:24-26, 11:32-12:2 (Epistle) By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented- of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 
John 1:43-51 (Gospel) The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote-Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these." And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
  
Today: Triumph of Orthodoxy, Sunday, March 8th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession of Icons; Please bring an Icon from home (optional, if you would like bring an icon that you are comfortable to be handled); followed by Coffee hour

Fasting Reminders:  Second week of the Great Lent, Monday, March 9th -14th, Strict Fast.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete  Friday, March 13th at 6:30PM 

For March 15th:  Candles: Team 3,  Reader: G. Veres, Desk: G. Shast, Kitchen: Veres Sisters

Choir Rehearsals: Saturday March 21st, and April 4th; Rehearsals begin at 10AM.  Please contact Director at gkaudiroak@comcast.net for additional information.

Fr. Luka's Email has been hacked. If you receive any suspicious emails from Fr Luka Novakovic requesting help,  please disregard it and inform the church office or Fr. Luka directly. The email requesting assistance from Fr. Luka may appear official but are not. Thank you.   

Charity Collection: Our annual February shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina, will run through March 15th. Please see separate flier for more details.  

Illuminate Pascha: We will once again be selling luminaries now through April 12th, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones. Remember all of your family and friends on this joyous occasion! Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25 To purchase your luminaries please see Tatiana Veres.
 
Sincere Thanks to everyone for supporting the Sunday School Youth, on Sunday of Forgiveness also known as Cheesefare, March 1st. Enjoying delicious fresh made Waffles*n*Ice Cream, eggs, yogurt, muffins, mac n cheese & many more delicious dairy delights, the annual fundraiser yielded $125. May God bless you and keep you in his tender loving care always.

Thank you for supporting the Women's Fellowship by attending their "Feast of Meat" Coffee hour on Meatfare Sunday, the 23rd. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters, until the beginning of Great Week (week before Holy Pascha), Fr Luka will be visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will be calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka.

Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you

Soul Saturday March 14th, Divine Liturgy with Panikhida. Please join us, in praying for departed souls of loved ones. Please share in advance, if possible, your list of baptismal names of departed family & friends; Give list to Fr Luka. 
 
Praying for the departed souls of our loved ones throughout the year: There are special Soul Saturdays designated on the church calendar, to pray for departed souls. In addition, our parish has a tradition to serve a monthly panikhida (or parastas).  There is a standard monthly list, however, baptismal names may be added on or request for a single name to be included in a particular month. Please refer to Request for Services envelope. Panikhida (or parastas) services may be requested, other than the third Sunday. Please contact Fr Luka for details.
 
Monthly Panikhida Dates for 2020
March 
15th
April 
19th* PASCHA (reschedule for Lazarus Saturday April 11th; all Monthly names will be included in the litany for departed on Lazarus Saturday)
May 
17th
June 
21st
July 
19th
August 
16th
September 
20th
October 
18th
November 
15th  
December 
20th
 
Youth Focus on Confession, Sunday March 22nd
Prior to start and following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 22nd, this will be an opportunity to partake in the Sacrament of Confession together as a group. Each child individually will experience Confession. Father Luka will guide through the steps for each child, however, we will all be doing it together. Great lent is a time for reflection and repentance. For some children this may be a first time, for others, not.  Our recent class discussions have been inclusive of stories about confession and ways to make things right when we sin. Fr Luka will discuss the Sacrament of Confession with all of our youth (3/8 & 3/15). Any questions you may have in advance for Father Luka, please send to Miss Nadine or Mr. Ken. All questions will be compiled into one list and shared with Father Luka. This discussion will be no longer than 15 minutes downstairs in the hall. Following discussion, additional Lenten activities will be available for those who would like to participate.
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:   Need Help on April 5th & 26th ***Please consider volunteering; no effort is too small or under-appreciated.Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars; select from many open dates remaining in 2020. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen or contact Debbie Barth or Julianna Sokoluk to schedule dates or if you have any questions. 

Sponsors Welcome for Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers: A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of printing the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                
 
110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.

Great Lent & Pascha Schedule
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesdays 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck, March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th  
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Fridays 6:30PM 
March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th
Soul Saturday, March 14th  Divine Liturgy 10AM with Panikhida
Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas March 15th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Monthly Panikhida followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of Adoration of Holy Cross March 22nd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of St. John Climacus (the Ladder)March 29th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by by Coffee Hour
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday  Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows   9:45AM, Divine Liturgy  10AM with Procession, followed by Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship
Holy Week April 12th-18th 
Pascha April 19th
Bright Week April 20th - 25th
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
March 1, 2020

Sunday of Forgiveness  (Cheesefare) - Tone 4

Theodore the Martyr
Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro
Prayer List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Family of Kevin (Monteiro), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). 
For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 
Fasting Reminders:  Monday, March 2nd Great Fast begins, strict fast.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered: For the memory of newly departed  Kevin (Monteiro); For the memory of Christina (Monteiro) on her 2nd Anniversary; For the memory of Alexandra (DiAntonio) on her birthday, all by Daria DiAntonio; For the memory of Anna (Greenjack) by Dennis Starr.

Romans 13:11-14:4 (Epistle) And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
 
Matthew 6:14-21 (Gospel) For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 

Sunday of Forgiveness also known as Cheesefare, Sunday, March 1st Divine Liturgy  10AM with Forgiveness Vespers followed by Maslenitsa Coffee Hour   
Maslenitsa! Enjoy delicious fresh made Waffles*n*Ice Cream along with more Delicious Dairy Delights on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. Annual Fundraiser for Sunday School, no reservations required, All welcome.
 
"Let's Get rolling into Great Lent" Sunday School Youth: 
are heading to Bowling Lanes on  March 1st, 2020.  All welcome, please let us know if you are interested in going. Please contact Mr. Ken or Miss Nadine.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck

For March 8th:  Candles: Team 2,  Reader: M. Bedard, Desk: D. Phillips, Kitchen: Bedard, Rutherford, & Storey
 
Triumph of Orthodoxy, Sunday, March 8th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession of Icons; Please bring an Icon from home (optional, if you would like bring an icon that you are comfortable to be handled); followed by Coffee hour

February Charity Collection: It's time for our annual February shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina. Please see separate flier for details.  
 
Thank you for supporting the Women's Fellowship by attending their "Feast of Meat" Coffee hour on Meatfare Sunday, the 23rd. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Grazie!  The "Italian Tour" Spaghetti & Meat Dinner 2020 was enjoyed by all and a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed toward the food and desserts, volunteered to decorate, worked, cooked and cleaned up. The net profit for St. Michael's totaled $1,074.00. The success of the "Italian Tour" dinner is the sum of all who participated - THANK YOU!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, until the beginning of Great Week (week before Holy Pascha), Fr Luka will be visiting and blessing homes of our parishioners. An assistant will be calling to offer a scheduling opportunity for blessing of home and visit with Fr Luka.

Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you

Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Everyone who enjoys the social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars, and select  from Open dates in 2020 available. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen.  Please consider volunteering; no effort is too small or under-appreciated.  see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions. 
 
Weekly Bulletin & Fresh Flowers Sponsors Welcome: A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
2020 Russian Festival:  44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.

Great Lent is fast approaching: 
Begins Clean Monday, March 2nd  
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesdays 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck, beginning March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th  
Sunday of Orthodoxy March 8th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession of Icons followed by Coffee Hour 
Soul Saturday, March 14th  Divine Liturgy 10AM with Panikhida
Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas March 15th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Monthly Panikhida followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of Adoration of Holy Cross March 22nd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of St. John Climacus (the Ladder)March 29th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by by Coffee Hour
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday  Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows   9:45AM, Divine Liturgy  10AM with Procession, followed by Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship.
Holy Week April 12th-18th 
Pascha April 19th 
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
 
February 16, 2020

Sunday of the Prodigal Son - Tone 2

Saint Symeon
Holy and Righteous Symeon
 
Prayer List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). 
For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 
Fasting Reminders: Wednesday, February 19 and Friday, February 21, both Fast. Fish Allowed.  
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered: For the memory of newly departed  Kevin (Monteiro) also in memory of departed Thomas Calvin (Pratt) and Joseph (Cantonese) for their 40th days by Paula ( Compo-Pratt) and in memory of departed Charles & Justina (Staso) by Charlie & Rose ( Staso).
 
Sunday February 16th: Monthly panikhida with 40th day panikhida for Thomas (Pratt) and Joseph (Cantonese) will be on Sunday February 16th.

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (Epistle)  All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Luke 15:11-32 (Gospel)  Then He said: "A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.' So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants. ' And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.  And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry. Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.' But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. So he answered and said to his father, 'Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 'But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.' And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 'It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.' "
 
Saturday, February 15th:  Great Feast of Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Feast Divine Liturgy 10 AM.
 
Sunday of the Prodigal Son  February 16th:  Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Monthly Parastas/Panikhida with 40th day panikhida for both Thomas (Pratt) and Joseph (Cantonese).

Sunday of Last Judgement Also known as Meatfare, Sunday, February 23rd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by "Feast of Meat" Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship, Cheerful free-will offering welcome.

Sunday of Forgiveness also known as Cheesefare, Sunday, March 1st Divine Liturgy  10AM with Forgiveness Vespers followed by Maslenitsa Coffee Hour   
Maslenitsa! Enjoy delicious fresh made Waffles*n*Ice Cream along with more Delicious Dairy Delights on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. Annual Fundraiser for Sunday School, no reservations required, All welcome.
 
TODAY -  2020 Spaghetti Dinner, An Italian Tour:
The traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held in the Church hall following services.  Walk-ins Welcome!  
Enjoy "An Italian Tour" Menu which includes: Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Sausage, Italian Rolls & Butter and more!  Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free.  Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities.  Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated.  Please contact: Diane Patrick via E-mail at: dianepatrick07@gmail.com
or (609) 870-7443 
Respondents, please leave message with number of adults & number of children & a return contact number for confirmation.
 
For February 23:  Candles: Team 4,   Reader: L. Veres     Desk: G. Shast, Kitchen:  Women's Fellowship

February Charity Collection: It's time for our annual February shelter charity drive, in Memory of Miss Tina. Please see separate flier for details.  
"Let's Get rolling into Great Lent" Sunday School Youth:  are heading to Bowling Lanes on  March 1st, 2020.  All welcome, please let us know if you are interested in going. Please contact Mr. Ken or Miss Nadine.
 
2020 Russian Festival:  44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you
Candle Duty Teams, Looking for Help:  Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy.  Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows.  If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast. 
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Everyone who enjoys this social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars, and select  from Open dates in 2020 available. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions.
 
Sponsor Weekly Bulletin & Sponsor Fresh Flowers:
A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please see or contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
 
Russian Romance Fundraiser Concert, February 23, 2020, 5 o'clock at the evening; Church of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" 560 N. 20th street, Phila,  PA  19130 Parking available at the Electricians L. U. 98, I.B.E.W., 1719 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Great Lent is fast approaching: 
Begins Clean Monday, March 2nd  
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy  Wednesdays 6:30PM followed by Lenten Potluck, beginning March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th  
Sunday of Orthodoxy March 8th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Procession of Icons followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of St. Gregory of Palamas March 15th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of Adoration of Holy Cross March 22nd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour 
Sunday of St. John Climacus (the Ladder)March 29th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt April 5th Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by by Coffee Hour
Great Feast of Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday  Sunday, April 12th Blessing of Pussywillows   9:45AM, Divine Liturgy  10AM with Procession, followed by Bring a Fish Dish/Annual Seafood Feast Coffee Hour by Women's Fellowship.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: 
in the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
February 9, 2020

Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee
 
 
Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky). 
For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny (Lawrence) and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).
 
Fasting Reminders:  Fast Free Week, Monday February 10 through Saturday February 15th, is Fast Free.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered:  For the memory of departed Stephen & Anna (Kuzmich), Sydor (Hrynick), Helen (Hrynik) by (Sunny Lawrence); 
Nicholas (Nayko) (First Anniversary) by Amelia, Marguerritte, Lucia, Luke, Anna, & Alexei;   Carol Irene (Kauriga) by her husband Gregory (Kauriga) and family.
 
2 Timothy 3:10-15 ( Epistle)  But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra-what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.  Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 
Luke 18:10-14 ( Gospel)  Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 'I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'  And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
 
Saturday, February 15th: Great Feast of Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Feast Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

For February 16th:   Candles:  Team 3  Reader:  M. Bedard   Desk:  E. Veres   Kitchen:  Spaghetti dinner - Diane Patrick

Sunday February 16th: Monthly panikhida with 40th day panikhida for Thomas (Pratt) and Joseph (Cantonese) will be on Sunday February 16th.

2020 Spaghetti Dinner, An Italian Tour:
The traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the Church hall following services.  Enjoy "An Italian Tour" Menu which includes: Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Sausage, Italian Rolls & Butter and more!  Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free.  Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities.  Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated.  Please contact: Diane Patrick.
Respondents, please leave message with number of adults & number of children & a return contact number for confirmation.
 
Sunday, February 23rd -Sunday of Last Judgement: Also known as Meatfare, Divine Liturgy  10AM followed by Coffee Hour with Meat Centered Menu by Women's fellowship, Cheerful free-will offering welcome.

Charity Collection benefits local Food Bank & February Collection: Sincere appreciation is expressed to all for donating 240lbs of non perishable items and showing overwhelming  support for the local food pantry, Philabundance.  It's time for our annual February charity drive.  Please see separate flier for details. 
 
Sunday, March 1st Sunday of Forgiveness: also known as Cheesefare, Divine Liturgy 10AM with Forgiveness Vespers followed by Maslenitsa Coffee hour.
Maslenitsa! Enjoy delicious fresh made Waffles*n*Ice Cream along with more Delicious Dairy Delights on Sunday, March 1st, 2020.  Annual  Fundraiser for Sunday School, no reservations required, All welcome.
"Let's Get rolling into Great Lent" Sunday School Youth:  are heading to Bowling Lanes on  March 1st, 2020.  All welcome, please let us know if you are interested in going. Please contact Mr. Ken or Miss Nadine.
 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
Requests for Services Envelopes:
During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of)
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.  When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions.  The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you
Candle Duty Teams, Looking for Help: Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy.  Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows.  If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast.
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:   Everyone who enjoys this social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars, and select  from Open dates in 2020 available. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions.
 
Looking for help as a coordinator for future Charity drives: If you are interested in identifying, vetting and coordinating our year long efforts of charity collections please speak with Nadine Sololuk.
 
Sponsor Weekly Bulletin & Sponsor Fresh Flowers: A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please see or contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: 
in the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
February 2, 2020

33rd Sunday after Pentecost -  Tone 8
Venerable Euthymius the Great
 
Prayer List: 
Metropolitan Hilarion,Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky).
Fasting Reminders:   Wednesday Feb. 5th & Friday Feb. 7th.  Fish allowed.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy: For the Memory of departed Nicholas (Nayko ) -First Anniversary by The Yanovoy, Sokoluk & Winsky Families, for Archpriest John (Udics) - 4th Anniversary by Sokoluk Family, and for Anna (Kowal) on the 15th anniversary of her falling asleep in the lord by Dennis (Starr).
Installation of 2020 Church Council will take place on Sunday, February 2nd with swearing in and prayers at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy.  
 
Atlantic States Deanery Meeting:  Was held here in our church on Saturday, February 1st.  Thanks to those who joined us and especially, to those for sharing their talents in singing, cooking and warm hospitality. Dean Archpriest Fr. JohnVass (Holy Trinity Parish,Baltimore) presided over deanery meeting which followed lunch and Divine Liturgy.
 
Hebrews 13:17-21 (Venerable Euthymius)  Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account.  Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.  Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
 
Luke 6:17-23 (Venerable Euthymius)  And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits.  And they were healed.  And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.  Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.  Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled.  Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.  Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!  For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
 
"Let's Get rolling into Great Lent" Sunday School Youth are heading to Bowling Lanes  Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 & March 1st, 2020.  All welcome, please let us know if you are interested in going.  Please contact Mr. Ken or Miss Nadine.
 
For February 9th: Candles:  Team 2  Reader:  M. Bedard   Desk:  D. Philips Kitchen:  Sokoluk Family in memory of Nayko 1st Anniversary  
 
Great Feast of Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Feast: Saturday, February 15th Divine Liturgy 10 AM.
 
IMPORTANT! CHANGE OF DATE 2020 Spaghetti Dinner, An Italian Tour:  The traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the Church hall following services.  Enjoy "An Italian Tour" Menu which includes: Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Sausage, Italian Rolls & Butter and more!  Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free.  Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities.  Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated.  Please contact: Diane Patrick.
Respondents, please leave message with number of adults & number of children & a return contact number for confirmation.
Sunday of Last Judgement also known as Meatfare Sunday: February 23rd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour with Meat Centered Menu.  Cheerful free-will offering welcome.
 
Sunday of Forgiveness also known as Cheesefare, Sunday: March 1st Divine Liturgy 10AM with Forgiveness Vespers followed by Maslenitsa Coffee hour.  
Maslenitsa!  Enjoy delicious fresh made Waffles*n*Ice Cream along with more Delicious Dairy Delights on Sunday, March 1st, 2020.  Annual  Fundraiser for Sunday School, no reservations required.  All welcome.
 
2020 Russian Festival: 44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions May 8 & 9.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
Requests for Services Envelopes: During the Divine Liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need.  There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed.  Those service choices are:
Health:
Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.
For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of):
Proskomedia
Litany for the departed Panakhida.
Please note that during Feast day's/holiday's the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.   When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office.  Thank you.


2020 Donation Envelopes: Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 
 
Thanks to all! Nativity Fast Charity Collection has been delivered to local Food Bank: Sincere appreciation is expressed to all for donating non perishable items and showing overwhelming  support for the local food pantry, Philabundance.  Our annual February charity drive is getting underway.  Please see separate flier for details. 
 
Looking for Help on the Office Desk:  Responsibilities require at minimum, basic computer skills.  Will train and ask that you commit to at least 7 Sundays after Holy Communion on a rotating basis, may vary, based on having 6 on committee.  If more commit then you will serve less weeks. Please contact Gail Shast.  Thank you.
 
Candle Duty Teams, Looking for Help:  Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy.  Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows.  If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast.
 
Kitchen Duty Sign Ups for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Everyone who enjoys this social camaraderie weekly, is asked to volunteer at least once during the year.  Expertise not necessary, help & guidance are available.  Check your personal calendars, and select  from Open dates in 2020 available. Sign-up now on duty roster posted in Kitchen.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions.
 
Looking for help as a coordinator for future Charity drives: If you are interested in identifying, vetting and coordinating our year long efforts of charity collections please speak with Nadine Sololuk.
 
Sponsor Weekly Bulletin & Sponsor Fresh Flowers:  A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted.  Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers." Please turn envelope into office desk.  Please see or contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process.  Thank you.                

110th Anniversary: Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.                                                                                            
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories.  If you have any doubts, call the church.  Thank you.
 
January 26, 2020

Prayer  List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and  Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and  Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley),Steve   (Collinelli), Paul ( Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky).

Fasting Reminders:  Wednesday Jan 29th & Friday Jan 31st both Fast. Fish allowed.

Today’s Divine Liturgy   For the Memory of departed souls Thomas Calvin (Pratt) and Joseph (Catanese) offered by Paula (Compo-Pratt). For the memory of Gabriel ( Kowal) by Dennis (Starr). For the memory of the departed soul Michael (Oleschak) by Patricia (Coyle). For the memory of departed soul Michael (Olenek) by Archpriest Father Luka, Valentina (Kunasz) and Samuel Sr (Sokoluk) (for their birthday’s)  by Kunasz & Williams family. For the health of Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny ( Lawrence) For  the health of Kenneth (Koscinski) by Alexei, Lucia and Amelia and for Elynore (Whelan) by Justine (Paul).

Annual Meeting:  Our annual meeting will take place immediately after Divine Liturgy and brief coffee hour today Sunday January 26th, 2020. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. A simple luncheon will be provided courtesy of the parish council at no cost. Must be current in dues to have voting privilege. From the President A sincere thanks to everyone on the parish council for serving and supporting our parish throughout the year tirelessly. As well as for help in preparations for the annual meeting which includes providing the lunch menu for all to enjoy. It takes many helping hands and generous hearts to grow our parish in means and in spirit. May God keep you in His tender loving care, today and always.

Atlantic States Deanery Meeting will be held here in our church on Saturday, February 1st. All welcome to attend Divine Liturgy 10 AM.  Dean Archpriest Fr. John Vass (Holy Trinity Parish, Baltimore) will preside over deanery meeting following lunch.

For February 2nd  Candles: Team 1 - Reader: Richard Guglielmi - Desk: B. Saverino  -  Kitchen: Sokoluk family       Great Feast of Meeting of  Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Feast Saturday, February 15th Divine Liturgy 10 AM.

Sunday of Last Judgement  also known as Meatfare, Sunday, February 23rd Divine Liturgy 10AM followed by Coffee Hour with Meat Centered Menu, No Reservations Required

Requests for Services- Envelopes: During the divine liturgy there is a litany where clergy will pray for the health of those who are ill and in need. There are also places to pray for those that have passed either in memoriam, or newly departed. 

Those service choices are:

Health:

Proskomedia - during the litany of mercy, life, peace, health, and visitation.

For those that have passed (specify newly departed, or in memory of):

Proskomedia

Litany for the departed

Panakhida.

Please note that during Feast day’s/holiday’s the litany for the departed and the panakhida are NOT conducted.   When using "Request for Services" envelopes, it is helpful to please clearly state the date and name of person and specify what is being requested based on the above descriptions. The envelopes are available at the candle desk and in the office. Thank you.

Ephesians 4:7-13 (Sunday After) Epistle But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore He says:"When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men." (Now this, "He ascended"-what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday After) Gospel Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

2020 Donation Envelopes - Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 

Nativity Fast Charity Collection:Thank you to all who have donated thus far. Please consider support for the local food pantry, Philabundance, by donating non perishable items, now through the end of January. Please see separate flier for details.

 2020 Russian Festival:  44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days. Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th; Don't forget week before too for food preparations. Upcoming Pierogi making sessions coming soon, TBA. Please see Melaney Bedard for details.

IMPORTANT! CHANGE OF DATE 2020 Spaghetti Dinner, An Italian Tour:  The traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the Church hall following services.  Enjoy "An Italian Tour" Menu which includes: Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Meatballs, Sausage, Italian Rolls & Butter and more! Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free. Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities. Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated. Please contact: Diane Patrick. Respondents to leave message with number of adults & number of children & a return contact number for confirmation.

Looking for Help on the Office Desk: Responsibilities require at minimum, basic computer skills. Will train and ask that you commit to at least 7 Sundays after Holy Communion on a rotating basis, may vary, based on having 6 on committee.  If more commit then you will serve less weeks. Please contact Gail Shast. Thank you.

Looking for Help on Candle Duty Teams: Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy. Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows. If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast this Sunday.

Kitchen Help for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Open dates in 2020 available, sign-up now.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions. 

Looking for help as a coordinator for future charity drives.- If you are interested in identifying, vetting and coordinating our year long efforts of charity collections please speak with Nadine Sololuk.

110th Anniversary- Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.

Winter Weather - in the event of severe winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via parish Facebook page, email and parish website. Please remember to keep those who may not have email or internet service, up-to-date on advisories. If you have any doubts, call the church. Thank you.

Sponsor Weekly Bulletin & Sponsor Fresh Flowers:  A friendly reminder that sponsors to help offset the cost of the weekly bulletin and the cost of the fresh flowers on the Tetrapod are graciously accepted. Please use "Request for Services" envelope which has entry clearly labeled for "weekly bulletin." Please use the entry clearly labeled "other" and define "Flowers."  Please turn envelope into office desk. Please see or contact Ken Koscinski with any questions about these donations or process. Thank you.

Bulletin Administrator – Mat. Katrina has been completing the weekly bulletin for distribution.  She can be reached via email if you have questions   or concerns regarding the information contained in the weekly bulletin. Thank you.

 

January 19, 2020

 31st Sunday after Pentecost   Tone 6

St. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov
 
Prayer List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Priest Gregory, Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve (Collinelli), Paul (Kauriga), Karen (Zukowsky).
 
Memory Eternal Newly Departed Slavitsa (Fr. Lyubo Milosevic)
 
Saturday January 18th: Blessing of the Water - Eve of Theophany - Divine Liturgy Served at 10am and offered for the memory of departed souls Valentina (Kunasz) and Samuel Sr (Sokoluk) for their birthday's by the Sokoluk family.
 
Fasting Reminders:  
Saturday, January 18th is a Strict Fast.
Wednesday, January 22nd and Friday Jan 24th are both Fast days, fish Allowed. 
 
Today's Divine Liturgy:  For the Memory of departed souls - Thomas Calvin (Pratt) and Joseph (Catanese) offered by Paula (Compo-Pratt), Gabriel (Kowal) by Dennis (Starr), Michael (Oleschak) by Patricia (Coyle), Valentina (Kunasz) and Samuel Sr. (Sokoluk) (for their birthday's) by the Kunasz & Williams family. 
For the health of - Deborah (Reeves) by Sunny ( Lawrence), Kenneth (Koscinski) by Alexei, Lucia and Amelia on his birthday.
 
Christ Is Baptized!  In The River Jordan!  On behalf of the church council, a sincere thanks to everyone for help in preparations as well as all the ways everyone makes our celebration of the Great Feast of Theophany very special.
 
1 Corinthians 10:1-4 (Blessing of Waters, Epistle) 
Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink.  For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

Mark 1:9-11 (Blessing of Waters, Gospel) 
It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.  Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
 
2020 Donation Envelopes:
Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 
 
For January 26:  Candles:  Team 4  Reader:  Katrina Ardan  Desk:  Gail Shast  Kitchen:  Parish Council
 
Annual Meeting: Will be called on Sunday, January 26th 2020.  Parishioners welcome to attend.  Must be current in dues to have voting privileges. 
 
Nativity Fast Charity Collection:  Thank you to all who have donated thus far.  Please consider support for the local food pantry, Philabundance, by donating non perishable items, now through the end of January.  Please see separate flier for details.
 
Great Feast of Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Feast: Saturday, February 15th Divine Liturgy 10 AM
 
IMPORTANT! CHANGE OF DATE 2020 Spaghetti Dinner, An Italian Tour:  The traditional Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the Church hall following services.  Enjoy "An Italian Tour" Menu which includes: Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Sausage, Italian Rolls & Butter and more!  Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free.  Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities.  Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated.  Please contact: Diane Patrick via E-mail or (609) 870-7443.
 
2020 Russian Festival:  44th Annual Russian Festival is not too far away, especially when planning ahead with vacation days.  Save-the-Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  Oct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th;  Don't forget week before too for food preparations.  Upcoming Pierogi making sessions coming soon, TBA.  Please see Melaney Bedard for details.
 
Looking for Help on the Office Desk:  Responsibilities require at minimum, basic computer skills.  Will train and ask that you commit to at least 7 Sundays after Holy Communion on a rotating basis, may vary, based on having 6 on committee.  If more commit then you will serve less weeks. Please contact Gail Shast asap. Thank you.
 
Looking for Help on Candle Duty Teams: 
Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy.  Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows.  If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast this Sunday.
 
Kitchen Help for Sunday Coffee Hour:   Open dates in 2020 available, sign-up now.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details. Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions. 
 
Looking for help as a coordinator for future Charity drives: If you are interested in identifying, vetting and coordinating our year long efforts of charity collections please speak with Nadine Sololuk.
 
110th Anniversary- Moleben & Presentation by youth:is postponed.  Please stay tuned for updates.                            
 
Bulletin Administrator:  Mat. Katrina has been completing the weekly bulletin for distribution.  She completes by Wednesday and sends to Fr. Luka for final approval.  She can be reached via email if you have questions or concerns regarding the information contained in the weekly bulletin.  Thank you.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER: 
If the weather is too severe or dangerous, check your  e-mail, parish facebook page and or the parish website.  Attempts will be made to notify everyone if an event needs to be postponed or canceled.  Please remember to share updated information with those who may not have e-mail or a connection to the internet.   If you have any doubts, call the church.   Thank you.
January 12, 2020

Prayer  List: Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Priest Gregory,Mother Raphaela, Monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and  Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and  Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve  ( Colinelli), Paul ( Kauriga)

Memory Eternal – Newly Departed Slavitsa (Fr. Lyubo Milosevic)

Today’s Divine Liturgy  Offered for the memory of Mary (DeMeo) on the 5th Anniversary of her falling asleep by Dennis (Starr).

Council Meeting will be today in the conference room at the call of the President.

Annual Meeting: Will be called on Sunday, January 26th 2020. Parishioners welcome to attend. Must be current in dues to have voting privileges. 

For January 19  Candles: Team 3- Reader: Sam Sokoluk - Desk: David Phillips -  Kitchen: Women's fellowship

2020 Donation Envelopes - Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 

Christ Is Born! Glorify Him! Thank you to everyone for making our celebration of the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ very special. The warmth and love felt throughout the preparations, Nativity Eve Holy Supper, Eve Vigil and Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day made all the difference in experiencing the great joy of the Feast as  celebrated. May God bless those working hands, gleeful voices and dedicated hearts for many years! 

Galatians 1:11-19 (Epistle, Sunday After) But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.

Matthew 2:13-23 (Gospel, Sunday After) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him." When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son." Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more." Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child's life are dead." Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarene."

Fasting Reminders:  Now through Friday, January 17th is Fast Free; Saturday, January 18th is a Strict Fast.

Feast of the Circumcision of Christ:  Feast is Tuesday, January 14th  Divine Liturgy  10AM 

Great Feast of Theophany:  Eve is Saturday, January 18th Divine Liturgy 10AM with Blessing of Water; Feast is Sunday, January 19th Divine Liturgy  10AM with Blessing of Water followed by Women's Fellowship Coffee Hour Fundraiser, No Reservations Required

Nativity Fast Charity Collection: Thank you to all who have donated thus far. Please consider support for the local food pantry, Philabundance, by donating non-perishable items, now through the end of January. Please see separate flier for details.  

Call for Nominations: As we look towards the New Year and continue our efforts to move our parish forward, now is the time to consider serving on Church Council.  If you would like to serve on Council, please see Joel Patrick, Mark Yuschak or Barbara Saverino by January 12.  The slate of individuals will be shared via email and at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26 after Divine Liturgy.  We hope you will join us and participate. Thank you.    

Looking for Help on the Office Desk: Responsibilities require at minimum, basic computer skills. Will train and ask that you commit to at least 7 Sundays after Holy Communion on a rotating basis, may vary, based on having 6 on committee.  If more commit then you will serve less weeks. Please contact Gail Shast asap via E-mail. Thank you.

Looking for Help on Candle Duty Teams: Candle Teams are short of members and will benefit from more people committing to fill the responsibility.  Members/Teams are on a once every 4-week rotation.  Duty begins at 9:30 AM, and lasts throughout Liturgy. Responsibilities include replenish candle inventory at desk each Sunday; sell candles & Prosphora; light candles; place the Gospel Stand; take Collection; put out candles at end of Liturgy; and during warmer weather open and close windows. If you are willing to help, please contact Greg Shast this Sunday or via E-Mail.

Kitchen Help for Sunday Coffee Hour:  Open dates in 2020 available, sign-up now.  Please consider volunteering; see separate flyer for details.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk or Debbie Barth with any questions. 

Looking for help as a coordinator for future Charity drives.- If you are interested in identifying, vetting and coordinating our year long efforts of charity collections please speak with Nadine Sololuk or contact via email.

110th Anniversary- Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Please stay tuned for updates.

Winter Weather in the even of winter weather affecting services information will be shared via Facebook and email. Please share this message parish who may not have email. Thank you.

2020 Spaghetti Dinner, A Tour of Italy:  Save-the-Date: The annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 in the Church hall following services.  Cost: Adults: $15.00; Children ages 3-10: $10.00; Under 3: Free. Take out will be available if you cannot stay for the festivities. Donations to offset the cost and/or donations of beverages and desserts are greatly appreciated. Please contact: Diane Patrick via E-mail or (609) 870-7443 Respondents please leave message with number of adults & number of children attending & a return contact number for confirmation.

Bulletin Administrator – Mat. Katrina has been completing the weekly bulletin for distribution. She completes by Wednesday and sends to Fr. Luka for final approval. She can be reached via email if you have questions or concerns regarding the information contained in the weekly bulletin. Thank you.

January 5, 2020

Prayer  List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Archpriest Fr. Lyubo, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and  Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and  Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Steve( Colinelli), Paul ( Kauriga)

Memory Eternal – Newly Departed Slavitsa (Fr. Lyubo Milosevic)

Today’s Divine Liturgy  Offered for the memory of Martha (Radke) on the 10th Anniversary of her  falling asleep by Dawn ( Patrick) and family and for Melaney (Bedard) on her birthday by her parents John and Olga (Candelori).

Nativity Eve Meal and Vigil: Compline followed by Matins will begin at 7:15pm on January 6 preceded by Holy Supper at 6:00pm. Please sign up for the Supper (helpful to know how many are planning to attend, and if you will bring a dish, not required) at the candle desk.  For details, please see Melaney Bedard.

Nativity Christmas Day, January 7:  Divine Liturgy at 10 AM.  

Nativity Fast Charity Collection: consider support for the local food pantry, Philabundance, by donating non perishable items, now through the end of January. Please see separate flier for details.  Thank you.

For January 12: Candles: Team 2 Reader: Genevieve Veres Desk: Barbara Severino: Kitchen Paul-Candelori

Call for Nominations: As we look towards the New Year and continue our efforts to move our parish forward, now is the time to consider serving on Church Council.  If you would like to serve on Council, please see Joel Patrick, Mark Yuschak or Barbara Saverino by January 12.  The slate of individuals will be shared via email and at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26 after Divine Liturgy.  We hope you will join us and participate. Thank you.    

2020 Donation Envelopes - Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 

Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 ( Epistle, Sunday Before) By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed shall be called," concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command. And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented- of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

Matthew 1:1-25 (Gospel, Sunday Before The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying  Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, "God with us." Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

Please note: Father Luka has returned to Philadelphia.  Thank you to Father Gregory (Winsky) for filling in during his absence.

110th Anniversary- Moleben & Presentation by youth is postponed. Stay tuned for update. 

Winter Weather In the event of winter weather affecting services, information will be shared via Facebook and email. Please share this message with parish who may not have access to email.   Thank you.

Bulletin Administrator – Mat. Katrina has been completing the weekly bulletin for distribution. It is done by Wednesday each week and sent to Father Luka for final approval prior to distribution. She can be reached via email at KATNJ822@yahoo.com if you have questions or concerns regarding the information contained in the weekly bulletin. Thank you.

 

December 15, 2019

 26th Sunday after Pentecost   Tone 1       
The Holy Prophet Avvakum (Habbakuk)

Prayer List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delore (Lichatz), Slavitsa, and Paul (Kauriga)
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered: In memory of Metropolitan Kondratick by Marlene (Blaskevitch) and the newly departed Michael, father of Dina.
 
Next Council Meeting: Sunday December 15th at the call of the President
 
49ers Social Seniors Club Meeting:Tuesday, December 17th at 11:30 AM, 49ers Social Senior Club is meeting for food, fellowship and fun.  They will be collecting donations for local food pantry which is optional.  Meeting subject to cancellation with winter weather.  Contact Julianna at 610-521-3543.
 
Divine Liturgy St. Nicholas Day:  Thursday December 19th, offered in memory of Nicholas (Nayko) by The Sokoluk Family.  Reader Volunteer - Nadine (Schmidt)
 
110th Anniversary Celebration 1909 to 2019:  Sunday, December 22 Join us for Divine Liturgy with Moleben service in recognition of the first Liturgy served in 1909 as the parish of St. Michael the Archangel.  During coffee hour, an anniversary presentation will be shared by the children. 
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. 
Annual Holiday Christmas Card: Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card. The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth.  You can also contact them via email.  The cost is $15 per listing.  Please include how youwould like to be listed.  The deadline is Sunday, December 29, 2019.  You can also drop off the information in the church office in the hall. Thank you.
 
Pilgrimages in 2020:  From ancient times, Christians went on pilgrimages to see places connected to our Savior's earthly life, to pray at the Holy Sepulcher. Also, from the first centuries of Christianity, monasteries of Palestine, Egypt, Syria were born and became places of pilgrimage for believers.  As a part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, we will conduct pilgrimages to the Holy Land in March 2020 and to St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2020.  The itineraries are posted on https://www.orthodoxpilgrimagetours.com/ 
RSVP to Irina Pakhomova.

2020 Donation Envelopes: Please pick up your 2020 donation envelopes in the church hall. Verify your envelope number, if it has been changed, come in office to pick up new parking identification card. 
 
Ephesians 5:8-19 ( Epistle) For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.  But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.  Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."  See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
 
Luke 18:18-27 (Gospel )  Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"  So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.  You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'  And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing.  Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."  But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.  And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!  For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.  And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?"  But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
 
For December 22:   Candles:  Team 3   Reader:  Larissa Veres   Desk:  Barbara Saverino   Kitchen:  Sarris/Saverino
December 8, 2019

 25th Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 8 
 
Hieromartyr Clement, pope of Rome
      
Prayer List:  Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz), Slavitsa, Paul (Kauriga), Olga (Mchugh) - traveling abroad
 
Today's Divine Liturgy offered in memory of the newly departed Carolyn (Nickels) by her brother Thom.
 
Next Council Meeting - Sunday December 15th at the call of the President
 
110th Anniversary Celebration 1909 to 2019 - Sunday, December 22, 2019 Join us for Divine Liturgy with Moleben service in recognition of the first Liturgy served in 1909 as the parish of St. Michael the Archangel. During coffee hour, an anniversary presentation will be shared by the children. 
 
Annual Holiday Christmas Card -Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends.  To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. The cost is $15 per listing. Please include how you would like to be listed. The deadline is Sunday, December 29, 2019.  You can also drop off the information in the church office in the hall. Thank you.
 
Pilgrimages in 2020 - From ancient times, Christians went on pilgrimages to see places connected to our Savior's earthly life, to pray at the Holy Sepulcher. Also, from the first centuries of Christianity, monasteries of Palestine, Egypt, Syria were born and became places of pilgrimage for believers. As a part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, we will conduct pilgrimages to the Holy Land in March 2020 and to St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2020. The itineraries are posted on https://www.orthodoxpilgrimagetours.com/. RSVP to Irina Pakhomova 215-816-8132 or info@orthodoxpilgrimagetours.com.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Luke 13:10-17 ( Gospel )
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day." The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath? And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

For December 15: Candles:Team 2-Reader: Thom Nickels Desk: Ed Veres Kitchen: Koscinski
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office. Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org
 

 
December 1, 2019

 24th Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 7 
 
Martyr Platon of Ancyra

             
Prayer List:   Metropolitan Hilarion, Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz). Loula (Passes), and  Slavitsa
 
December 4TH Divine Liturgy 10 am:  Entry in the Holy Temple of our most holy Mother of God
 
For December 8:  Candles: Team 1  Reader: Melany Bedard  Desk: Debbie Barth Kitchen: Sokoluk
 
Next Council Meeting - December 22nd  Immediately following coffee hour.  Parishioners are encouraged to attend.
 
Ephesians 2:14-22 (Epistle)  For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.  For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.  Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
 
Luke 12:16-21 (Gospel)  Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.  And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?'  So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."  But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.
Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org 
 
November 24, 2019

23rd Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 6
Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Rome (~100)
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  In honor of Helen (Yurkow) on her 92nd Birthday by her family.
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Archpriest Sergius, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz), Loula (Passes), and Slavitsa
 
Today - Sunday, November 24:  Immediately following coffee hour there will be a Council Meeting. Parishioners are encouraged to attend.
 
For December 1:  Candles:   Team 4   Reader:  Richard Guglielmi  Desk:  Emily Stine   Kitchen:  Veres & Patrick
 
Ephesians 2:4-10 ( Epistle)  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
 
Luke 10:25-37 ( Gospel )  And behold He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?", a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" So he answered and said, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' "And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."  But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road.  And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.  But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was.  And when he saw him, he had compassion.  So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.  So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves? And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position   description are available at   http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.
Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org  Thank you. 

 

November 17, 2019

22nd  Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 5

Venerable Ioannicius the Great of Bithynia
 
Epistle:   Galatians 6:11-18     See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.  For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.  But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.  From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.  Amen.
 
Gospel:   Luke 8:41-56    And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue.  And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.  Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by anycame from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?"  When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'  "But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me."  Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Archpriest Sergius, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz), Loula (Passes) and Slavitsa

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  in memory of:  Christina (Monteiro), Alexandra (DiAntonio) and Albert (DiAntonio) by Daria DiAntonio.

Following today's Divine Liturgy:
Today, our parish is celebrating our annual Kermesh Dinner Celebration.  Upon this day we reflect on the founders of this parish, who came together in faith and love, for future generations to live the faith.  Appreciation with the deepest sincerity is expressed to all of the parishioners, clergy, friends and visitors of our church, Saint Michael the Archangel, both past and present, who have dedicated themselves to the faith, and have built our community upon the Christian foundations of love and helpfulness, we continue their vision through our service to one another and to all of those around us. 
Nadine Sokoluk 
Church Council President

Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 AM, 49er's Social Senior Club    welcomes a special guest speaker.  Rph will give a presentation, as well as allow time for confidential one-on-one:  Questions & Answers; For more details please see/contact Julianna Sokoluk, (SixRussian@aol.com).  Also, please bring a canned food item to be donated to the local food pantry, if possible.  All warmly welcome to attend.  
 
Thursday, November 21   Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  Members of clergy from other parishes were invited and are expected to attend.  A luncheon will be provided by the women's fellowship after the service.
 
Sunday, November 24   The next Council Meeting will be held at 12:15pm - Parishioners are encouraged to attend.

Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  

For November 24:    Candles:  Team 3    Reader:  Mat. Katrina Ardan    Kitchen:  Bedard (Giving Thanks Dinner)     Desk:  Gail Shast
 
Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector  (239) 785-4484   FatherLukaN@gmail.com
November 10, 2019

Sunday Bulletin

November 10, 2019

21st  Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 4 
  
Great-martyr Parasceva of Iconium
 
Epistle:  Galatians 2:16-20    Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.  But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
 
Gospel:  Luke 8:26-39   Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time.  And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!"  For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.  For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?"  And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.  And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.  Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain.  So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them.  And He permitted them.  Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep placeinto the lake and drowned.  When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.  Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind.  And they were afraid.  They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed.  Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear.  And He got into the boat and returned.  Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him.  But Jesus sent him away, saying, return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you. And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Archpriest Sergius, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz), Loula (Passes), and Slavista
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  In memory of:  Anna (Alexandroff) by her children Vlad and Nadine.

Following today's Divine Liturgy:  Please join Father Luka for a conversation on Orthodox teachings. The subject will be Holy Communion in Orthodox tradition, everyone is welcome to attend.  The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes.  We will initially meet in the fellowship hall after coffee hour.
 
Annual Kermesh (Reunion) Luncheon:   will be on Sunday, November 17 after Divine Liturgy in our church hall.  This event is held each year to celebrate our patron saint, St. Michael near the feast day.  We hope that you, your family and friends will join us as we celebrate the 110th year of our parish.  The event will be catered and will include a vegetarian option.  Adults are $25 and children are $5.  Reservation and payment requested by Sunday, November 10th via church office or email  office@saintmichaelsroc.org 
Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30 AM, 49er's Social Senior Club   welcomes a special guest speaker.  Rph will give a presentation, as well as allow time for confidential one-on-one: Questions & Answers; For more details please see/contact Julianna Sokoluk, (SixRussian@aol.com).  Also, please bring a canned food item to be donated to the local food pantry, if possible.  All warmly welcome to attend.  
 
Thursday, November 21  Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  Members of clergy from other parishes were invited and are expected to attend.  A luncheon will be provided by the women's fellowship after the service.
 
Sunday, November 24  The next Council Meeting will be held at 12:15pm -Parishioners are encouraged to attend.
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  

For November 17:   Candles:  Team 2    Reader:  TBD   Kitchen:  Kermesh Dinner Celebration    Desk:  D. Phillips
 
Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector   (239) 785-4484   FatherLukaN@gmail.com
  
November 3, 2019

20th  Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 3 
  
Saint Hilarion the Great 
 
Epistle:  Galatians 1:11-19   But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.  For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.  For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.  And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.  But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
 
Gospel:  Luke 16:19-31   There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.  But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.  Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.  And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.  And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.  'Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'  Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'  And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'  But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' 
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Archpriest Sergius, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Reader Samuel, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz), Loula (Passes), and Slavista
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  In memory of:  John, Anastazya, Joseph and Andrew (Shast) by the McHugh Family;  Robin Read on the 20th anniversary of her passing by Dennis Starr;  Richard (Schmidt) by Nadine Schmidt and Andrew (Timko) on the 52nd year of his passing by the Staso Family.
Following today's Divine Liturgy   Please join Father Luka for a conversation on Orthodox teachings, everyone is welcome to attend.  The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes.  We will initially meet in the fellowship hall after coffee hour.
 
St. Michael Dancers Thank You Party  Join the Sokoluk family in celebration next Sunday, November 10 for a terrific performance!  Please see Miss Nadine, Mr. Ken or Miss Julie for more details.
Annual Kermesh (Reunion) Luncheon:  will be on Sunday, November 17 after Divine Liturgy in our church hall.  This event is held each year to celebrate our patron saint, St. Michael near the feast day.  We hope that you, your family and friends will join us as we celebrate the 110th year of our parish.  The event will be catered and will include a vegetarian option.  Adults are $25 and children are $5.  Reservation and payment requested by Sunday, November 10 via church office or email  office@saintmichaelsroc.org  
 
Thursday, November 21 Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  Members of clergy from other parishes were invited and are expected to attend.
 
Sunday, November 24 The next Council Meeting will be held at 12:15pm - Parishioners are encouraged to attend.
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  

For November 10:  Candles:  Team 1   Reader:  G. Veres   Kitchen:  Candelori/Paul  Desk:  D. Barth
 
Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector  (239) 785-4484  FatherLukaN@gmail.com
  
October 27, 2019

19th  Sunday after Pentecost    Tone 2
  
Venerable Parasceva (Petka) of Epibatima
 
Epistle:  2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.  In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.  It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast.   will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows-such a one was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know such a man-whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows- how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.  Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.  For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth.  But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.  And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 
Gospel:  Luke 8:5-15   A sower went out to sow his seed.  And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.  Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.  But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold. When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?" And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.'  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.  Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.  But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
 
After Divine Liturgy today a Panikhida will be served for all reposed members of the parish of St. Michael the Archangel.  
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz) and Loula (Passes.)
 
Annual Kermesh (Reunion) Luncheon:  Will be on Sunday, November 17 after Divine Liturgy in our church hall.  This event is held each year to celebrate our patron saint, St. Michael near the feast day.  We hope that you, your family and friends will join us as we celebrate the 110th year of our parish.  The event will be catered and will include a vegetarian option.  Adults are $25 and children are $5.  Reservation and payment requested by Sunday, November 10 via church office or email  office@saintmichaelsroc.org  
 
Thursday, November 21 Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  Members of clergy from other parishes were invited and are expected to attend.

Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  Barbara Saverino 

For November 3:   Candles:  Team 4   Reader:  N. Schmidt    Kitchen:  D & M Sokoluk    Desk:  E. Veres
 
Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector    (239) 785-4484  
October 20, 2019

 
  
St Jonah, Bishop of Manchuria
 
Epistle:  2 Corinthians 9:6-11     But this I say: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.  As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."  Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
 
Gospel:  Gospel: Luke 7:11-16    Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His Disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow.  And a large crowd from the city was with her.  When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "do not weep."  Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried Him stood still.  And He said, "young man, I say to you, arise." So he who was dead sat up and began to speak.  And He presented him to his mother.  Then fear came upon all, and they glorified god, saying, "a great prophet has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited his people."
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), Delores (Lichatz) and Loula (Passes.)
 
Council meeting  is Saturday, October 26th at the call of the President
Annual Kermesh (Reunion) Luncheon:  will be on Sunday, November 17 after Divine Liturgy in our church hall.  This event is held each year to celebrate our patron saint, St. Michael near the feast day.  We hope that you, your family and friends will join us as we celebrate the 110th year of our parish.  The event will be catered and will include a vegetarian option.  Adults are $25 and children are $5.  Reservation and payment requested by Sunday, November 10 via church office or email  office@saintmichaelsroc.org  
 
Wednesday November 21 - Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  Members of clergy from other parishes were invited and are expected to attend.
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  

For October 27:  Candles:  Team 3   Reader:  Steve Nasobko   Kitchen:  T. Nickels & G. Kauriga  Desk:  Gail Shast
 
Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector    (239) 785-4484    FatherLukaN@gmail.com
October 13, 2019

 
Hieromartyr Gregory, Bishop of Greater Armenia
 
Epistle:  2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1:    And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:"I will dwell in them And walk among them.  I will be their God, And they shall be My people."  Therefore Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord.  Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you."  I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty."  Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Gospel:   Luke 6:31-36:   And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.  But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.  But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High.  For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
 
Prayer List: Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).
 
Today's Divine Liturgy is Offered:  For the health of Hyder and Mary Hrynich by Sunny Lawrence For the newly departed Matushka Pamela Micek.  
 
Annual Kermesh (Reunion) Luncheon: will be on Sunday, November 17 after Divine Liturgy in our church hall.  This event is held each year to celebrate our patron saint, St. Michael near the feast day.  We hope that you, your family and friends will join us as we celebrate the 110th year of our parish.  The event will be catered and will include a vegetarian option.  Adults are $25 and children are $5.  Reservation and payment requested by Sunday, November 10 via church office or email  office@saintmichaelsroc.org  
 
Monday November 14th   Services for the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Vigin Mary to be held at The Hermitage of The Holy Protection 333 Weymouth Road Buena NJ 08310 Father Abbot Tikhon (Gayfudinov) - Rector.  Fr. Luka and Fr. DN Michael will be serving.  Parish of St Michael's are invited to attend.
 
Wednesday October 21st  Holy Divine Liturgy will be served on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel and other members of clergy from other parishes are expected to attend.
 
Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  
 
For October 20:  Candles:  Team 2  Reader:  Larissa Veres  Kitchen:  Veres Sisters  Desk:  B. Saverino
 
Rector: Archpriest Luka (Novakovic)   (239) 785-4484   FatherLukaN@gmail.com
October 6, 2019

Epistle:  2 Corinthians 6: 1-10:   We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;  As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things
 
Gospel:   Luke 5: 1-11:    And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.  And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.  Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.  And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.  And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them.  And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).
 
Save the Date:  This year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow.  
 
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival:  will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! 
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  
 
Back to School Shopping: If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church.   
 
For October 13:  Candles:  Team 1   Reader:  Rdr. Thomas  Kitchen:  TBD  Desk:  D. Phillips
 
Rector:   Archpriest Luka (Novakovic) (239) 785-4484   FatherLukaN@gmail.com
September 29, 2019

Epistle:

2 Corinthians 4: 6-15: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Galatians 2: 16-20: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.  For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gospel:

Matthew 22: 35-46: Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Mark 8: 34- 9:1: And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Prayer  List: Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero),  Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel and  Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen, Alex, and  Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Olga Candelori on her 92nd birthday by the Candelori and Bedard families; and of Denise Rutherford on her birthday by John Morgan Bedard and Alexei Koscinski and for the eternal memory of Carol Irene (Kauriga) by Gregory Kauriga.

Save the Date: This year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow. B. Saverino

The 43rd Annual Russian Festival: will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th. As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources. You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up. Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard. The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! 

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you.  

Back to School Shopping:  If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church. 

For October 6:  Candles: Team 4   Reader: M. Bedard    Desk: E. Stine    Kitchen: Festival

Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector (239) 785-4484  FatherLukaN@gmail.com

September 22, 2019

Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross    Tone 5   
  
Holy and Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna
 
Epistle:  1 Galatians 6: 11-18     Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.  As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.  For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.  From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.  Amen.
 
Gospel:   John 3: 13-17:    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
 
Prayer List:  Hieromonk Savvaty, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:   for the Eternal Memory of Thomas (Melnick) by Thomas M. Melnick.

September Schedule: 
  • Our new Rector Archpriest Luka will serve at the Divine Liturgy at 10am on Saturday September 21 on the Feastday of the Nativity of the Theotokos. 
  • Fr. Luka will serve his first Divine Liturgy as Rector on Sunday September 22 at 10 am
  • On Friday September 27 at 10am Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on the Feastday of the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross.
The Saverino family thanks Fr. Gregory and the parish for the memorial service at Fr. Vincent's grave last Sunday.

Save the Date:  This year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow.  B. Saverino
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival:   will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! 
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.   
 
Back to School Shopping:  If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church.   
 
For September 29:   Candles:  Team 3    Reader:  R. Guglielmi    Kitchen:  G. Shast/P. Saverino   Desk:  D. Phillips 
 
Rector:  Archpriest Luka (Novakovic)   (239) 785-4484    FatherLukaN@gmail.com
September 15

Epistle:  1 Corinthians 16: 13-24   
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.  I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.  I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.  For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.  The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.  All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.  The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.  Amen.  
 
Gospel:   Matthew 21: 33-42: 
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:  And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.  And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.  Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.  But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.  But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.  And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.  When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?  They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.  Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
 
Prayer List:  Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:   for the eternal memory of Eva (Ott) on the 35th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by Mr. Dennis Starr.

September Schedule: 
  • Today the Divine Liturgy will be served at 9:30am and, weather permitting following that Divine Liturgy, Fr. Gregory will serve a memorial service at the Oakland Cemetery gravesite of the departed Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory for the one year anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord, and Fr. Gregory will also bless graves on request.  
  • As set forth in the email to the parish this week, our new Rector Archpriest Luka will serve at the Divine Liturgy at 10am on Saturday September 21 on the Feastday of the Nativity of the Theotokos. 
  • Fr. Luka will serve his first Divine Liturgy as Rector on Sunday September 22 at 10 am. 
  • On Friday September 27 at 10am Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on the Feastday of the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross.
Save the Date:  This year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow. 
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival:   will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. 
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you. 
 
Back to School Shopping:  If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church.   
 
For September 22:   Candles:  Team 2    Reader:  Matushka Katrina    Kitchen:  TBD   Desk:  D. Barth 
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 


  
 
September 8, 2019

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost   Tone 3
  
Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Theotokos and Deliverance of Moscow
 
Epistle:  1 Corinthians 15: 1-11:    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:  After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.  And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.  Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
 
Gospel:   Matthew 19: 16-26:   And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.  He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
 
Prayer List:  Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:   for the eternal memory of Gilbert (Read) by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starr.
 
September Schedule: 
Today Fr. Gregory will bless students on the beginning of the new school year during the Divine Liturgy, which Liturgy will be served in the church hall and will begin, as will the Divine Liturgy on Sunday September 15, at 9:30 am
The Divine Liturgy will be served in the church proper on Sunday September 15 and, weather permitting following that Divine Liturgy, Fr. Gregory will serve a memorial service at the Oakland Cemetery gravesite of the departed Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory for the one year anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord, and Fr. Gregory will also bless graves on request.
On Saturday September 21 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 am on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. 
On Friday September 27 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 am on the Feast of the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross. 
**Please note that there will be no service on the feastday of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist on September 11.
 
Save the Date:  This year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow. 
 
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival: will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! 
 
Sexton:   We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.   
 
Back to School Shopping:  If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church.  
 
For September 15:   Candles:  Team 1    Reader:  Rdr. Samuel    Kitchen:  TBD   Desk:  B. Saverino 
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
September 1, 2019

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost   Tone 2   September 1, 2019

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9: 2-12:  If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,  Have we not power to eat and to drink?  Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?  Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?   Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.  If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: Matthew 18: 23-35:Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.  And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.  But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.  Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.  And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.  So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:  Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.  So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

 Prayer  List: the Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Natalia (Vladimirova), Lisa (Schiede), Nancy (Crowley), and Delores (Lichatz).

September Schedule: Weather permitting, on Sunday September 15 following the Divine Liturgy Fr. Gregory will serve a memorial service at the Oakland Cemetery gravesite of the  departed Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory and will also bless graves on request. On Saturday September 21 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10am on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. On Friday September 27 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10am on the Feast of the Elevation of the Life Giving Cross. Please note that there will be no  service on the  Beheading of St. John the Baptist on September 11.

Save the Date: This  year's Kermesh Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th after Divine Liturgy in our church hall. Additional information will follow. B. Saverino

The 43rd Annual Russian Festival: will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th. As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources. You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up. Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard. The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! M. Bedard

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you. B. Saverino 

Back to School Shopping:  If you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church. B. Saverino

For September 8: Candles: Team 4  Reader: G. Veres    Desk: E. Veres        Kitchen: TBD

 

August 25, 2019

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost   Tone 1   
 
Synaxis of the Saints of the Valaam Monastery
 
 
Epistle:  1 Corinthians 4: 9-16:   For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.  We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.  For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
 
Gospel:  Matthew 17: 14-23:    And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.  And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.  Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.  And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.  Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.  And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
   
Prayer List: the Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
August Schedule:   Since the Leavetaking of Transfiguration is Monday, August 26, fruit will be blessed again this Sunday, August 25
The Dormition Fast continues through the Feast of the Dormition on August 28.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on that day at 10am after which flowers and herbs will be blessed. 
 
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival:   will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949   or   by email at melaneycb@gmail.com.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! Melaney Bedard
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  
 
Back to School ShoppingIf you are shopping online with Amazon - you can support our parish every time you shop.  Use the Amazon Smile link (after you have selected St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia) while you shop and Amazon will donate to our church.   B. Saverino
 
For September 1:  Candles:  Team 3   Reader:  N. Schmidt    Kitchen:  TBD   Desk:  Gail Shast 
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
August 18, 2019

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost      Tone 8     
 
 Martyr Eusignius    Righteous Nonna 
 
Epistle:  1 Corinthians 3: 9-17: 
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.  But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
 
Gospel:   Matthew 14: 22-34:   And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.  And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  And he said, Come.  And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.  Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  For the health of:  Kathryn, Jacob, and Daniel (Vogel) and of Deborah and Nicholas (Reeves) on their wedding anniversary by Sunny Lawrence; and of Anna (Helms) and Alexandra (Fedec) by Daria (D'Antonio).  For the eternal memory of:  Christopher (Sevast) by the Sevast family; and for Olga (K. Shast) on the fifth anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by her family.
 
Prayer List:  Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski), Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
August Fast and Feastdays:  The Dormition Fast runs through the Feast of the Dormition on August 28.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on that day at 10am.
August 19 at Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10am on the Feast of the Transfiguration, on which feastday fruit will be blessed after the Divine Liturgy.  
 
The 43rd Annual Russian Festival:  will take place on October 4th, 5th, and 6th.  As always, we need donations of time, money, and resources.  You can sponsor a basket, bake, assist with kitchen prep, work the weekend, or help clean up.  Any efforts will be greatly appreciated! Signup sheets are available in the Church hall, or you can contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949   or   by email at melaneycb@gmail.com.  The continued success of this long running cultural celebration and fund raiser depends on the support of all of our parish members. Thank you! Melaney Bedard
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  
For August 25:    Candles:  Team 2    Reader:  S. Nasobko     Kitchen:  TBD    Desk:  D. Phillips 
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
August 11, 2019

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.  Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos;  and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.  And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Gospel: Matthew 14: 14-22 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of: Ivan (Moroz) and of Alexander and Emilia (Pavuk) on their wedding day  by Matushka Dianne; and of  Kathryn, Jacob, and Daniel (Vogel) and of  Deborah and Nicholas (Reeves) on their wedding anniversary by Sunny Lawrence. 

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you. 

For August 18: Candles: Team 1  Reader: L. Veres   Desk: E. Stine    Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

August 11, 2019

pistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.  Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos;  and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.  And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Gospel: Matthew 14: 14-22 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of: Ivan (Moroz) and of Alexander and Emilia (Pavuk) on their wedding day  by Matushka Dianne; and of  Kathryn, Jacob, and Daniel (Vogel) and of  Deborah and Nicholas (Reeves) on their wedding anniversary by Sunny Lawrence. 

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you. 

For August 18: Candles: Team 1  Reader: L. Veres   Desk: E. Stine    Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

August 11, 2019

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.  Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos;  and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.  And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Gospel: Matthew 14: 14-22 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of: Ivan (Moroz) and of Alexander and Emilia (Pavuk) on their wedding day  by Matushka Dianne; and of  Kathryn, Jacob, and Daniel (Vogel) and of  Deborah and Nicholas (Reeves) on their wedding anniversary by Sunny Lawrence. 

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you. 

For August 18: Candles: Team 1  Reader: L. Veres   Desk: E. Stine    Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

August 4, 2019

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost      Tone 6
 
 Holy Myrrh Bearer and Equal to the Apostles Mary Magdalen
 
Epistle:  Romans 15: 1-7   We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.  For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
 
Gospel:   Matthew 9: 27-35   And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.  And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.  But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.  As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.  And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.  But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.  And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered: For the health of  Rose (Staso) on her 76th birthday and For the eternal memory of  Charles (Staso) on the 55th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by the Staso family;  and for the eternal memory of Carol (Kauriga) by Gregory Kauriga. 
 
Please welcome:   Fr. Gregory (Dudash) who will be serving the Divine Liturgy today. We thank Fr. Gregory for his always gracious help. While Fr. Gregory (Winsky) is traveling through August 4, please contact Fr. John (Shimchick) 609 654 4865 in case of an emergency in which you are in need of a priest.
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski), Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at
http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.  Barbara Saverino 
For August 11:   Candles:  Team 4    Reader:  Rdr. Thomas     Kitchen:  TBD     Desk:  D. Barth 
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
July 28, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost      Tone 5
 
Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir 
 
Epistle:   Romans 12: 6-14 
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;  Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;  Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.  Let love be without dissimulation.  Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
 
Gospel:   Matthew 9: 1-8 
And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)  Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.  And he arose, and departed to his house.  But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:
For the health of Robert (Vogel) and Nicholas (Reeves) and 
For the eternal memory of the Priest Stephen (Kuzmich) and Louis (Martin) by Sunny Lawrence.
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski), Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
Sexton:  We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish.  Copies of the position description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html  and in the church office. Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org.  Thank you.   
For August 4:  Candles:  Team 3   Reader:  M. Bedard    Kitchen:  TBD   Desk:  B. Saverino 
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
July 21, 2019

Epistle: Romans 10: 1-10   Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)  Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Gospel: Matthew 8: 28-9:1  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.  So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.  And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of John (Candelori) by Olga (Candelori); and for the eternal memory of Andrew (Shast) on the 25th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord  by Olga McHugh.

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office. Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you.  Barbara Saverino 

For July 28: Candles: Team 2 Reader: R. Guglielmi   Desk: Gail Shast     Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

July 14,, 2019

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost      Tone 3      July 14, 2019

Epistle: Romans 6: 18-23  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 8: 5-13 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of John (Candelori) on his 90th  birthday by the Candelori and Bedard families.

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

July 21 Picnic: Join us for a parish picnic on Sunday, July 21st after Divine Liturgy on our property. These events are part of our 110th celebration.  A list of events can be found on our website (News/Update section). Thank you. Barbara Saverino

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office.  Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you.  Barbara Saverino 

For July 21: Candles: Team 1 Reader: Matushka Katrina   Desk: E. Stine     Kitchen: Picnic

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

 

July 7, 2019

Third Sunday after Pentecost      Tone 2      July 7, 2019                                              

Epistle: Romans 5: 1-10 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Gospel: Matthew 6: 22-33 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Robert (Vogel) on his birthday by Sunny Lawrence; and for the eternal memory of the Priest Stephen (Kuzmich) by Sunny Lawrence; of  Olga (Senin Shast) and of  Mary and John (Harwan) by Justine Paul and daughters; and of Joseph (Kowal) by Dennis Starr.

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Fast Period: The Apostle’s Fast runs through July 11.  On Sts. Peter and Paul Day, Friday July 12 (that is a fast day),  the Divine Liturgy will be served at 10am. July 21 Picnic: Join us for a parish picnic on Sunday, July 21st after Divine Liturgy on our property. These events are part of our 110th celebration.  A list of events can be found on our website (News/Update section). Thank you. Barbara Saverino

Sexton: We are looking for a sexton/handyperson for our parish. Copies of the position   description are available at http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/news.html and in the church office. Applying candidates should send a letter of interest with references to office@saintmichaelsroc.org. Thank you.  Barbara Saverino 

For July 14: Candles: Team 4 Reader: Rdr. Samuel   Desk: D. Barth    Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com

June 30, 2019

2nd  Sunday after Pentecost   All Saints of Russia and America    Tone 1      June 30, 2019

Epistle: Romans 2: 10-16  But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:  For there is no respect of persons with God.  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Gospel: Matthew 4: 18-23 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.  And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory of Olga (Shast) by Justine Paul and daughters.

Prayer  List:  Archpriest Nicolai, Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Fast Period: The Apostle’s Fast runs through July 11.  On Sts. Peter and Paul Day, Friday July 12 (that is a fast day),  the Divine Liturgy will be served at 10am.

July 21 Picnic: Join us for a parish picnic on Sunday, July 21st after Divine Liturgy on our property. These events are part of our 110th celebration.  A list of events can be found on our website (News/Update section). Thank you. 

For July 7: Candles: Team 3 Reader: G. Veres   Desk: B. Saverino   Kitchen:Shast/Saverino

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

 

 

 

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June 23, 2019

First Sunday after Pentecost      All Saints Day     Tone 8             June 23, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 11:33- 12:2 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.  Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;  (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19: 27-30   Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.  But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory of Timko (Prokopczek)  by Dennis Starr.

Prayer  List: Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Fast Period: Apostle’s Fast begins on June 24 and runs through July 11. July 21 Picnic: Join us for a parish picnic on Sunday, July 21st after Divine Liturgy on our property. These events are part of our 110th celebration.  A list of events can be found on our website (News/Update section). Thank you. Barbara Saverino

For June 30 :  Candles: Team 2   Reader: N. Schmidt     Desk: D. Phillips    Kitchen: Sevast

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

June 16, 2019

Epistle: Acts 2: 1-11: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Gospel: John 7: 37-52; 8:12: In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.  Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him.  And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.  Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?  But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?  They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Prayer  List: Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Summer Hours and Schedule:  Sunday Divine Liturgy will begin at 930am today and through the summer months. There will be no service on Spirit Day Monday  June 17; Apostle’s Fast begins on June 24 and runs through July 11. 

Thank you and join us July 21: Thank you to those that attended the Phillies game on June 9th.  Join us for a parish picnic on Sunday, July 21st after Divine Liturgy on our property. These events are part of our 110th celebration.  A list of events can be found on our website (News/Update section). Thank you. Barbara Saverino

For June 23 :  Candles: Team 1   Reader: S. Nasobko    Desk: D. Barth     Kitchen: Smarkola/Sharon

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

June 9, 2019

7th Sunday of Pascha       Tone 6
 
 
Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
 
Epistle:  Acts 20: 16-18, 28-36:   For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.  And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.  And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.  And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.  I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.  Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.  I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.  And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
 
Gospel:   John 17: 1-13:   These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  For the eternal memory of:  Mary (Bedard) on the anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Bedard family; and of Frederick and Martha, and for Andrew on the 75th anniversary of his death on the beaches of Normandy on D Day by Jim and Dawn Patrick.
 
Prayer List:  Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski), Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
Summer Hours:  Sunday Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30am today and through the summer months.
 
For June 16:    Candles:  Team 4     Kitchen:  TBD    Reader:  Matushka Dianne      Desk:  E. Veres
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
June 2, 2019

Christ is Risen!!!!       Христось Воскресе!!!   

Sunday of the Blind Man        Tone 5           June 2, 2019

Epistle: Acts 16: 16-34: And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.  And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.  And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,  And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.  And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.  And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.  But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Gospel: John 1: 9-38:  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?  He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.  Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.  They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.  Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.  Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.  They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?  His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:  But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.  These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.  Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.  Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.  Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?  He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?  Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.  We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.  The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.  Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.  If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?  He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?  And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Joseph (Rutherford) on his birthday  by John Morgan Bedard;  and for the  eternal memory of Eva (Greenjack) on the 10th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord  by Dennis Starr.

Prayer  List: Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry and Janet (Grzybowski), Kenneth (Koscinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Memorial Service for Father Vincent: Because of the rain on St. Thomas Sunday, the memorial service that was scheduled to be served in Oakland Cemetery at the graveside of our beloved pastor of many years, the Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory, had to be postponed. We will be rescheduling this service to coincide with the one year anniversary of Father’s falling asleep in the Lord in September on a  day and time that are yet to be determined. 

Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord: Divine Liturgy will be served at 10am on Thursday, June 6.

Phillies Game: Our parish is celebrating our 110th anniversary this year and we want you to be part of it. One event is a Phillies game on Sunday, June 9th after Divine Liturgy. The Phillies play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park. To join our group contact Barbara Saverino regarding payment and reservations by Sunday, May 26. Be sure to visit our website http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org and see the Sunday Bulletin for updates. For more information and/or to be involved, contact Nadine Sokoluk or Barbara Saverino.   

For June 9 :  Candles: Team 3   Reader: Rdr. Thomas   Desk:  Gail Shast      Kitchen: Paul/Candelori   

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

May 19, 2019

Christ is Risen!!!!       Христось Воскресе!!!   

Sunday of the Paralytic      Tone 3           May 19, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Epistle: Acts 9: 32-42: And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.  Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.  And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.  But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.  And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel: John 5: 1-15:  After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.  The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.  Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Susan (Carstensen) on her birthday by the Bedard family; and for the eternal memory of: Valois (Read) by Timothy and Alexander Starr; and for Eugene (Paul) by Justine Paul and her daughters.

Prayer  List: Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry (Grzybowski), John (Drabousky), Kenneth (Kozinski),  Natalia (Vladimirova), and Lisa (Schiede).

Memorial Service for Father Vincent: Because of the rain on St. Thomas Sunday, the memorial service that was to be served in Oakland Cemetery  at the graveside of our beloved pastor of many years, the Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory, had to be postponed. We will be rescheduling this service. Notice of the new date will be provided.

Phillies Game: Our parish is celebrating our 110th anniversary this year and we want you to be part of it. One event is a Phillies game on Sunday, June 9th after Divine Liturgy. The Phillies play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park. To join our group contact Barbara Saverino regarding payment and reservations by Sunday, May 26. Be sure to visit our website http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org and see the Sunday Bulletin for updates. For more information and/or to be involved, contact Nadine Sokoluk or Barbara Saverino.   

For May 26 :  Candles: Team 1   Reader: R. Guglielmi    Desk: B. Saverino   Kitchen: TBD   

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

May 12, 2019

Christ is Risen!!!!       Христось Воскресе!!!   

Sunday of the Myrrhbearers     Tone 2           May 12, 2019

Epistle: Acts 6: 1- 7:  And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Gospel: Mark 15: 43- 16: 8:   Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.  And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.  And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.  But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory of: Valentina (Kunasz) on the third anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Kunasz-Williams family; and for Anna, Pavel, the newly departed Grigorii by Dayna Imam.

Prayer  List: Mother Raphaela, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Pamela (Micek),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry (Grzybowski), John (Drabousky), Kenneth (Kozinski),  Natalia (Vladimirov), and Lisa (Schiede).

Memorial Service for Father Vincent: Because of the rain on St. Thomas Sunday, the memorial service that was to be served in Oakland Cemetery  at the graveside of our beloved pastor of many years, the Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory, had to be postponed. The service will be rescheduled at a date to be determined.

Phillies Game: Our parish is celebrating our 110th anniversary this year and we want you to be part of it. One event is a Phillies game on Sunday, June 9th after Divine Liturgy. The Phillies play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 PM at Citizens Bank Park. To join our group contact Barbara Saverino regarding payment and reservations by Sunday, May 26. Be sure to visit our website http://www.saintmichaelsroc.org and see the Sunday Bulletin for updates. For more information and/or to be involved, contact Nadine Sokoluk or Barbara Saverino.   

For May 19 :  Candles: Team 4  Reader: Matushka Katrina   

                  

May 5, 2019

Epistle:  Acts 5: 12-20:  And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.  And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)  Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.  There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.  Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.  But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
 
Gospel:  John 20: 19-31:  Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.  And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.  Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.  But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.  The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.  And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered:  For the health of  Marlene (Blaskevitch) by Matushka Dianne.
 
Prayer List:  The monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk),  Ivan (Moroz), Jerry (Grzybowski), John (Drabousky), Kenneth (Kozinski),  and Lisa (Schiede). 
 
Today:   After Divine Liturgy a memorial service will be served at the graveside of our beloved pastor of many years, the Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory, in Oakland Cemetery.  After that service, graves will be blessed in the traditional manner by Fr. Gregory, who asks that all parishioners make every effort to attend this service for Fr. Vincent and prays that this service should become a yearly memorial for Fr. Vincent at his graveside on each  St. Thomas Sunday in the future for this parish.
 
For May 12:  Candles:  Team 3   Kitchen:  TBD   Reader:  Rdr. Samuel   Desk:  E. Veres 
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
April 28, 2019

Christ is Risen!!!!       Христось Воскресе!!!  
The Bright Resurrection of Christ        Pascha of the Lord  
       
Epistle:  Acts 1: 1-8:   The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen.  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 
 
Gospel:  John 1: 1-17:   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.  And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
 
Prayer List:  the Archpriest Emmanuel, the Archpriest Nicolai; the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk), Ivan (Moroz), Jerry (Grzybowski), John (Drabousky), and Lisa (Schiede).
 
Bright Week: 
Bright Monday April 29 at 10am  Paschal Divine Liturgy
Bright Saturday May 4 at 9:30am Paschal Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with our Bishop Matthew at Holy Trinity Church, Baltimore.
 
St. Thomas Sunday:   On May 5 after the Divine Liturgy a memorial service will be served at the graveside of our beloved pastor of many years, the Archpriest Vincent of blessed memory, in Oakland Cemetery.  After that service, graves will be blessed in the traditional manner by Fr. Gregory, who asks that all parishioners make every effort to attend this service for Fr. Vincent and prays that this service should become a yearly memorial for Fr. Vincent at his graveside on each St. Thomas Sunday in the future for this parish.
 
Paschal Meal Invitation:   Sharing of blessed foods for those who want to stay after the Divine Liturgy on Pascha and share breakfast. Coffee provided.  You are welcome to place-set your own table or sit and eat at the already set-up basket-tables following the blessing.  
For May 5:  Candles:  Team 2  Kitchen:  TBD   Reader:  G. Veres  Desk:  D. Phillips
 
Rector:   Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
April 21, 2019

Epistle: Philippians 4: 4-9:  Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.  Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Gospel: John 12: 1-18:Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.  Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor.  This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.  But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.  These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.  The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.  For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory of  newly departed  Helen (Stumpo) by the Stumpo and Porcino families.

Prayer  List: the Archpriest Emmanuel, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk),  Ivan (Moroz), and Jerry (Grzybowski).

Holy Week: Holy Wednesday April 24  630pm – Unction Service; Holy Thursday April 25  10am Vesperal Liturgy, 630 pm Matins (12 Gospel Readings); Holy Friday April 26  2pm Vespers, 7pm Matins; and Holy Saturday April 27 10am Vesperal Liturgy, 11:15pm Nocturne, 11:45pm Procession, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy.

Luminaries: We will once again be selling luminaries that will be placed in the courtyard and lit on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" one or more of your loved ones.  Remember your family and friends on this joyous occasion!  Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25. To purchase your luminaries, please see Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar. 

Reading of the Acts of the Apostles: Join us and continue the tradition of reading The Acts of the Apostles at the plaschanitsa in our church on Holy Saturday, April 27 starting at 8:30 AM.  Please contact Barbara Saverino by April 21st with availability.  Thank you. 

Paschal Meal Invitation: Sharing of blessed foods for those who want to stay after the Divine Liturgy on Pascha and share breakfast. Coffee provided.  You are welcome to place-set your own table or sit and eat at the already set-up basket-tables following the blessing. 

For Pascha April 28:  Candles: Team 1   Reader: Nadine Schmidt      Desk: Gail  Shast          

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

April 14, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 9: 11-14:  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Gospel: Mark: 10:  32-45: And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.  But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?  And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.  And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.  But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:  And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Reise and Richard by Melaney Bedard; and for the  eternal memory of: Peter  (Compo) on the 19th  anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Sandra (Compo); and the newly departed  Helen (Stumpo) by the Stumpo and Porcino families.

Prayer List: the Archpriest Emmanuel, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk),  Ivan (Moroz), and Jerry (Grzybowski).

Sixth  Week of Great Lent: Wednesday April 17  630pm - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts; Lazarus Saturday April 20 Divine Liturgy 10am; Palm Sunday April 21 Blessing of Pussy Willows 945am, Divine Liturgy 10am.

Palm Sunday Luncheon: The Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a fish dinner on the Feastday after the Divine Liturgy. Suggested donation is $15 ($12 for children 6-12).  Please support this annual fundraiser.

Luminaries: We will once again be selling luminaries that will be placed in the courtyard and lit on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" one or more of your loved ones.  Remember your family and friends on this joyous occasion!  Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25. To purchase your luminaries, please see Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar. 

Reading of the Acts of the Apostles: Join us and continue the tradition of reading The Acts of the Apostles at the plaschanitsa in our church on Holy Saturday, April 27 starting at 8:30 AM.  Please contact Barbara Saverino by April 21st with availability. Thank you.             

For April 21:  Candles: Team 4          Reader: Rdr. S. Nasobko     Desk: B. Saverino        Kitchen: Women’s Fellowship

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

April 7, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 2: 11-18:   For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,  Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Gospel: Luke 1: 24-38: And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.  And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.  And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.  For with God nothing shall be impossible.  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory of: William (Yuschak) on the one year anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by his family; the newly departed Helen (Fazzone) by Sunny Lawrence; and the newly departed Helen (Stumpo) by the Stumpo and Procino families. A fortieth day panykhida will be served today for Christopher (Sevast).   

Prayer  List: the Archpriest Emmanuel, the monk Christian, Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Lyubov (Pavuk),  Ivan (Moroz), and Jerry (Grzybowski).

Fifth Week of Great Lent: Wednesday April 10 630pm - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts; Thurday April 11 630pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete; Sunday April 14  Mission Vespers 4pm at the Church of the Mother of God, 412 Philmont Ave., Feasterville, PA

Luminaries: We will once again be selling luminaries that will be placed in the courtyard and lit on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" one or more of your loved ones.  Remember your family and friends on this joyous occasion!  Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25. To purchase your luminaries, please see Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar. 

For April 14:  Candles: Team 3  Reader: Rdr. T. Nickels  Desk: D. Phillips  Kitchen: Paul/Candelori

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

March 31, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 4: 14-5:6:  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1:  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Ivan (Moroz) by Matushka Dianne; and for the eternal memory of: the Archpriest Vincent by Matushka Dianne; Samuel (Sokoluk Sr.) on the 5th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by the Sokoluk family;  Nicholas (Nayko) on his 40th day by the 49ers; and those killed in the massacre in  New Zealand (anon.).

Prayer  List: the Archpriest Emmanuel, the Archpriest Daniel, the monk Christian, the Reader Michael,  Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), Ivan (Moroz), and Jerry (Grzybowski).

Fourth  Week of Great Lent: Wednesday April 3 630pm - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts; Sunday April 7 Feast of the Annunciation and Mission Vespers 4pm at the Church of the Assumption of the Theotokos, 2101 S. 28th St., Phila.               

For April 7:        Candles:  Team 2                Reader: M. Bedard          Desk: E. Veres                    Kitchen: TBD

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

March 24, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 1: 10 - 2: 3:  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.  But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

Gospel: Mark 2: 1-12:   And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.  And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?  Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the health of Jerry (Grzybowski) and Anna by Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List: the Archpriest Daniel (Skvir), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), the Reader Michael (Peleszak),  Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Vera (Lawrence), and Jerry (Grzybowski).

Third Week of Great Lent: Wednesday March 27  6:30pm - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts; Sunday March 31- Cross Veneration Sunday,  Panykhida for the departed Archpriest Vincent on the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, and Mission Vespers 4pm at St. George Church, 8210 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby.              

For March 31:     Candles: Team 1                  Reader: R. Guglielmi       Desk:  E.Stine      Kitchen:  TBD\

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

March 17, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 11: 24-26, 11: 32-12:2 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:  And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Gospel: John 1: 43-51:  The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!  Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.  Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered: for the eternal memory: of Richard, Edward, Pauline, Lev, Randall, Thomas, and Eileen by Nadine Schmidt; and of the newly departed Christopher (Sevast) by Marlene Blaskevitch.

Prayer  List: the Archpriest Daniel (Skvir),  the monk Christian (Lesinsky), the Reader Michael (Peleszak),  Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), and Vera (Lawrence).

Second  Week of Great Lent: Wednesday March 20  630pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: Mission Vespers 4pm Sunday March 24 at Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, 1323 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park              

For March 24:     Candles: Team 4                 Reader: Matushka Katrina        Desk: D. Barth                    Kitchen: Matushka Dianne

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

 

March 10, 2019

Epistle: Romans 13: 11-14:4:   And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
 
Gospel:  Matthew 6: 14-21:   For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: The eternal memory of:  Eva, Roman, Emil, Anna, Jeffrey, David, Andrew, Olga, John, and Paul by Vlad Alexandroff; 
Vera (Compo) on the 22nd anniversary of her passing into eternal life by Sandra Compo; Nicholas (Nayko) by Justine Paul; and Justina (Staso) on the 21st anniversary of her passing into eternal life by the Staso Family.   
 
Prayer List:  the Archpriest Daniel (Skvir), the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), the Reader Michael (Peleszak), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), and Vera (Lawrence).
 
First Week of Great Lent:
Monday March 11 6:30pm  Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Wednesday March 13 6:30pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts Mission 
Vespers for Sunday of Orthodoxy 4pm  March 17 at St. Michael Church, 2300 E. Huntingdon Dr., Wilmington                
 
For March 17:     Candles:  Team 3     Kitchen:  Saverino Family     Reader:  Rdr. Samuel     Desk:  B. Saverino
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com 
March 3. 2019

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8: 8 - 9.2:  But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.  But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.  For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;  And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.  Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?  If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
 
Gospel:  Matthew 25: 31-46:   When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The health of: Helen (Canavan) by David Phillips.  The eternal memory of:  the newly departed servant of God  Christopher (Sevast) by Fr. Gregory and Matushka Dianne
 
Today after Cross Veneration:   The sacrament of Unction will be served.  The Women's Fellowship will host a sumptuous Meatfare Sunday Potluck Dinner with a menu of meat dishes, sides, salads, desserts, beverages, and wine. The suggested donation for this fundraiser is $15 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.  Please support the work of our Women's Fellowship!  Archangel Kino will present a Meatfare-related video during the Meatfare banquet.                    
 
Prayer List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the Subdeacon Nectarios, the monk Christian (Lesinsky), the Reader Michael (Peleszak), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), and Vera (Lawrence).
 
We need help:   The Candle Teams are short two members due to illness.  Please contact Greg Shast if you can help.  The Teams are on a Once Every 4 Week duty rotation.
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For March 10:  Candles:  Team 2   Kitchen:  (Maslenitsa) Sunday School    Reader:  G. Veres   Desk:  D. Phillips
  
February 24, 2019

Epistle:  1 Corinthians 6: 12-20:    All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
 
Gospel:  Luke 15: 11-32:    And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.  And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.  And am no more worthy to be when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.  Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.  And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.  And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The health of: Alexandra by Sunny Lawrence and The eternal memory of:  the newly departed Nicholas (Nayko) by Nadine Schmidt and by Vlad Alexandroff; of the newly departed Peter (Lafen) by Matushka Dianne and Subdeacon Peter (Winsky); and of Sydor and Helen (Hrynick) and Stephen and Anna (Kuzmich) by Sunny Lawrence.  
 
Today after Cross Veneration:   40th day Panykhida for Anna by Dayna Iman  and the monthly parish council meeting             
 
Prayer List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), Subdeacon Nectarios, the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), and Vera (Lawrence).
 
We need help:   The Candle Teams are short two members due to illness. Please contact Greg Shast if you can help. The Teams are on a Once Every 4 Week duty rotation.
 
Meatfare Sunday (March 3):   Our Women's Fellowship will host a sumptuous Meatfare Sunday Potluck Dinner with a menu of meat dishes, sides, salads, desserts, beverages, and wine. The suggested donation for this fundraiser is $15 for adults and $7 for children 6-12, so please plan to attend to support the work of our Women's Fellowship!  
  
Rector:   Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For March 3:  Candles:  Team 1   Kitchen:  Women's Fellowship   Reader:  N. Schmidt    Desk:  G. Shast
February 17, 2019

Epistle: 2 Timothy 3: 10-15: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Gospel: Luke 18: 10-14:  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory of the newly departed  Nicholas (Nayko) by Matushka Dianne and the Winsky/Gougnin family; Anna by Dayna Imam; Anna (Greenjack) on the 10th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; Charles (Staso) by the Staso family; and Pauline and Joseph (Zak) and Sonia and Harry (Zukowsky) by Karen and Greg Zukowsky. 

Today: A panykhida will be served immediately after Divine Liturgy.             

Prayer  List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), Subdeacon Nectarios, the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Diane (Pelesh), and Vera (Lawrence).  [Please pray for all of our brothers and sisters on this list and please let Fr. Gregory know if someone should be added to or removed, through the grace of God,  from this list.] 

We need help: The Candle Teams are short two members due to illness. Please contact Greg Shast if you can help. The Teams are on a Once Every 4 Week duty rotation.

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com

For February 24:     Candles: Team 4                      Kitchen: TBD        Reader: S. Nasobko                 Desk: D. Phillips

February 10, 2019

Epistle:  1 Timothy 4: 9-15:   This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
 
Gospel:  Luke 19: 1-10:  And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.  And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.  And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.  And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.  And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.  And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  the health of: Deborah (Reeves) on her birthday by Sunny Lawrence and the eternal memory: Christina (Montiero) on the first anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by her family.
 
Prayer List:  the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Olga (McHugh), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Diane (Pelesh), and Vera (Lawrence).   [Please pray for all of our brothers and sisters on this list and please let Fr. Gregory know if someone should be added to or removed, through the grace of God, from this list.]
 
Feastday of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple:  Friday, February 15 Divine Liturgy will be served at 10 am.
 
We need help:   The Candle Teams are short two members due to illness. Please contact Greg Shast if you can help. The Teams are on a Once Every 4 Week duty rotation.
  
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For February 17:      Candles:  Team 3     Kitchen:  Shast/Saverino     Reader:  Matushka Dianne     Desk:  E. Veres
February 3, 2019

Epistle: 1 Timothy 1: 15-17   This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that  Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to
them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Gospel: Luke 18: 35-43:  And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
 
Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory: of Anna (Kowal) by Dennis Starr;  the Archpriest John (Udics) on the third anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by the
Sokoluk Family; and Carol Irene (Kauriga) by Gregory Kauriga.
 
Prayer List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine
(Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash),
Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Olga (McHugh), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Diane (Pelesh),
and Vera (Lawrence). [Please pray for all of our brothers and sisters on this list and please let Fr. Gregory know if someone should be added to or removed, through the grace of God, from this list.]
 
Today’s Schedule: Prior to Cross Veneration: Office for the Induction of Parish Officers. After Cross Veneration: Holy Unction Service, to be followed by meeting of the St. Alexander
Khotovitsky Men’s Fellowship.
 
St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society: Next meeting will be at 4pm this Saturday February 9 to discuss the first part of the book Repentance and Confession by the Hieromonk
Gregorios. Copies are available from Fr. Gregory. After the discussion, Vespers will be served at approximately 530pm) and thereafter an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confession in the quiet of Saturday evening (at approximately 615pm).
 
Priest Gregory (Winsky), Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
 
For February 10:     Candles: Team 2      Kitchen: TBD      Reader: Rdr. Thomas      Desk:  D. Barth
January 27, 2019

35th  Sunday after Pentecost   Apodosis of Theophany    Tone 2   January 27,  2019

Epistle: Colossians 3: 12-16:  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Gospel: Luke 18: 18-27: And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.  And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.  And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.  And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!  For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?  And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory: of Mary (Prokopczek) by Dennis Starr; and Samuel (Sokoluk Sr.), Valentina (Kunasz), and Mary (DeMeo) by the Sokoluk Family. 

Prayer  List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin),  Olga (McHugh), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), Diane (Pelesh), and Vera (Lawrence). 

Today: Annual Meeting of the Parish  will begin after the Divine Liturgy. All are encouraged to attend. 

St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society:  Next meeting will be at 4 pm on Saturday February 9 to discuss the first part  of the  book  Repentance and Confession by the Hieromonk Gregorios. Copies are available from Fr. Gregory.  After the discussion, Vespers will be served (at approximately 5:30 pm) and thereafter an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confession in the quiet of Saturday evening (at approximately 6:15 pm).   

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com

For February 3:    Candles: Team 1        Kitchen: Sokoluk        Reader: M. Bedard            Desk:  B. Saverino

January 20, 2019

Epistle: Ephesians 4: 7-13 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ

Gospel: Matthew 4: 12-17 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;  And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;  The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of Anna, Marianna, and Kateryna by Dayna Imam; and for the eternal memory: of Gabriel (Kowal) on the 60th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; and of Archimandrite Ilya and Jane by Suzie Veres. 

Prayer  List: the Deacon Michael (Ardan), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin),  Olga (McHugh), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), Joan (Sarchese), and Vera (Lawrence). 

Today: Immediately after Liturgy, Fr. Gregory will instruct the Sunday School children in the nave of the Church; thereafter a Panykhida will be served.  A council meeting will follow.

Call for Nominations: As we start 2019, Church Council is gearing up for the new year as well as to celebrate our 110th Anniversary.  If you would like to serve on Council, please see Joel Patrick, Mark Yuschak or Barbara Saverino by January 13.  The slate of individuals will be shared via email and at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27 after Divine Liturgy.  We hope you will join us and participate.

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com

For January 27:    Candles: Team 4                      Kitchen: Council       Reader: R.Guglielmi               Desk:   Gail Shast

January 13, 2019

Epistle: Galatians 1: 11-19 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.  For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:  And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace.  To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:  Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.  But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother

Gospel: Matthew 2: 13-23: And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.  And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of Hermine (Thompson) by Daria DiAntonio; and for the  eternal memory of Mary (DeMeo) by Dennis Starr.

Prayer  List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin),  Olga (McHugh), Lucy (Winsky), Elaine (Walsh), and Vera (Lawrence). 

This Week’s Services: January 14 Feast of Circumcision Divine Liturgy 10am; January 18 Eve of Theophany Blessing of Water 7pm; and January 19 Feast of Theophany Divine Liturgy 10am.

Call for Nominations: As we start 2019, Church Council is gearing up for the new year as well as to celebrate our 110th Anniversary.  If you would like to serve on Council, please see Joel Patrick, Mark Yuschak or Barbara Saverino by January 13.  The slate individuals will be shared via email and at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27 after Divine Liturgy.  We hope you will join us and participate. Thank you. 

Priest Gregory (Winsky),  Rector  (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com

For January 20:    Candles: Team 3                Kitchen: Paul/Candelori      Reader:  Matushka Katrina          Desk: B. Saverino 

January 6, 2019

Epistle: Hebrews 11: 9-11, 17-23, 32-40: By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.  By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,  Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.  By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.  By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.  By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.  Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;  (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Gospel: Matthew 1: 1-25: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;  And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:  And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;  And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lordappeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.  Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory: of the newly departed handmaiden of God Helen (Krzywicki) by Matushka Dianne; of Elias (Martin) by Sunny Lawrence; and of Julia, Egnaty, John, Valentina, Andrew, Stephen, Anne, and Timothy (Winsky) by Denise and Alan Royal.
 
Prayer List:  The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky), Olga (McHugh) and Lucy (Winsky).
 
Nativity Services: Today (January 6) on the Eve Compline followed by Matins will begin at 6:30pm preceded by Holy Supper at 5pm. Please sign up for the Supper at the candle desk. Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will begin at 10am tomorrow (January 7).
Post Nativity Schedule: January 14 Feast of Circumcision Divine Liturgy 10am; January 18 Eve of Theophany Blessing of Water 7pm; and January 19 Feast of Theophany Divine Liturgy 10am.

Call for Nominations: As we start 2019, Church Council is gearing up for the new year as well as to celebrate our 110th Anniversary.  If you would like to serve on Council, please see Joel Patrick, Mark Yuschak or Barbara Saverino by January 13.  The slate individuals will be shared via email and at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27 after Divine Liturgy.  We hope you will join us and participate. Thank you.
  
Attendance for 2018:  63 adults and children.
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For January 13:     Candles:  Team 2     Kitchen:  TBD     Reader:  Rdr. S. Sokoluk    Desk:  E. Stine
  
December 30, 2018

Epistle: Colossians 3: 4-11 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel: Luke 14: 16-14: A certain man made a great supper, and bade many.  And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.  And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.  So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Nativity Fast and Confession: Vespers will be served each Saturday evening during the Nativity Fast at 6pm. Please make a commitment to come  to pray during  and to partake of the Sacrament of Confession before or after the quiet of vespers this Fast.

Prayer  List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak),  Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh),  Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky), Olga (McHugh), and Lucy (Winsky). 

Nativity Eve Vigil: Compline followed by Matins will begin at 630pm on January 6 preceded by Holy Supper at 5pm. Please sign up for the Supper at the candle desk. 

Post Nativity Schedule: January 14 Feast of Circumcision Divine Liturgy 10am; January 18 Eve of Theophany Blessing of Water 7pm; and January 19 Feast of Theophany Divine Liturgy 10am.

Annual Christmas Card: Spread the Christmas spirit; support our  Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. Cost is $15 per listing; deadline is Sunday, December 30, 2018. Please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth

Attendance for 2018:Will be provided in the next bulletin.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector  (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com

For January 6:    Candles: Team 1                      Kitchen: Matushka Dianne        Reader: G. Veres                     Desk:  Gail Shast 

 

December 23, 2018

Epistle: Colossians 3: 12-16 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 
 
Gospel: Luke 17: 12-19 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory of Maria and Stephen (Blaskevitch) by Marlene Blaskevitch; Anna and Stephen (Patrick) by the Patrick Family; and Maria (Kowal) on the 75th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr.
 
Nativity Fast Schedule:  Vespers will be served each Saturday evening during the Nativity Fast at 6pm.  Please make a commitment to come to pray during the quiet of vespers this Fast.
 
Prayer List:  The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky), Olga (McHugh) and Lucy (Winsky).
 
Nativity Eve Vigil: Compline followed by Matins will begin at 6:30pm on January 6 preceded by Holy Supper at 5:00pm. Please sign up for the Supper at the candle desk.
 
Raffle to Benefit Our Choir: Four Beyer Christmas Singer figures will be awarded to four ticket holders on Sunday December 23.  See Matushka Dianne to purchase tickets; all proceeds will benefit our choir, including support for attendance at the PatRAM Institute workshop in June.
  
Annual Christmas Card: Spread the Christmas spirit; support our Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. Cost is $15 per listing; deadline is Sunday, December 30, 2018. Please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth.  
  
Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 70; total 2018 attendance is now 3368 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For December 30:     Candles:  Team 4     Kitchen:  Koss Family     Reader:  S. Nasobko     Desk:  G. Shast
December 16, 2018

Epistle: 1 Timothy 1: 15-17  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel: Luke 18: 18-27 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.  And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.  And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!  For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory of the Archpriest Vincent by Matushka Dianne.

Nativity Fast: Vespers will be served each Saturday evening during the Nativity Fast at 6pm. Please make a commitment to come to pray during the quiet of vespers this Fast.

Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky), Olga (McHugh), and Lucy (Winsky).

Today: 1. Panykhida to be served after Liturgy; 2. Women’s Fellowship Meeting.

Raffle to Benefit Our Choir: Four Beyer Christmas Singer figures will be awarded to four ticket holders on Sunday December 23. See Matushka Dianne to purchase tickets; all proceeds will benefit our choir, including support for attendance at the PatRAM Institute workshop in June.

Annual Christmas Card: Spread the Christmas spirit; support our Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. Cost is $15 per listing; deadline is Sunday, December 30, 2018. Please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth.  

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 64; total 2018 attendance is now 3298 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For December 23:      Candles: Team 3      Kitchen: Sevast      Reader:  N. Schmidt     Desk:  B. Saverino
Reader: N. Schmidt Desk: B. Saverino

December 9, 2018

28th Sunday after Pentecost Nativity Fast  Tone 3 

Epistle: Colossians 1: 12-18  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Gospel: Luke 13: 10-17 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory of Geraldine (Leone) on the first anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; and of Anastasia and James (Starr) by the Grzybowski Family.

Nativity Fast Schedule: Vespers will be served each Saturday evening during the Nativity Fast at 6pm. Please make a commitment to come to pray during the quiet of vespers this Fast.

Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky), Olga (McHugh), and Lucy (Winsky).

Annual Christmas Card: Spread the Christmas spirit; support our Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. Cost is $15 per listing; deadline is Sunday, December 30, 2018. Please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 59; total 2018 attendance is now 3234 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For December 16: Candles: Team 2      Kitchen: Patrick/Veres    Reader: Rdr. T. Nickels      Desk: E. Veres

December 2, 1018

27th Sunday after Pentecost Nativity Fast  Tone 2 
 St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow
 
Epistle:  Ephesians 6: 10-17  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
 
Gospel:   Luke 12: 16-21  And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of Eileen (Short) by Nadine Schmidt.
 
Nativity Fast Schedule:
Vespers:  Will be served each Saturday evening during the Nativity Fast at 6pm.
Feastday of the Entrance of the Holy Virgin into the Temple: On Tuesday, December 4, Divine Liturgy will be served at 10am for the Feastday.  Please make every effort to attend.
 
Men's Fellowship of St. Alexander Hotovitsky:  Kickoff meeting for our Fellowship will be held at 530 pm, just prior to Vespers, on Saturday December 8. All men of our parish are invited and welcomed to attend and participate in the activities of the Fellowship.
 
Today:  After the Divine Liturgy today, Holy Unction will be served, followed by a presentation by Archangel Kino-"Uniting Musical Excellence with Orthodox Worship" by The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute.
 
Prayer List:  The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), Terence (Winsky) Olga (McHugh) and Lucy (Winsky).
 
Courtyard Renovation:  Copies of the email notice on the renovation are available in narthex.
  
Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 67; total 2018 attendance is now 3175 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:   Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
 
For December 9:     Candles:  Team 1      Kitchen:  Grzybowski     Reader:  Matushka Dianne     Desk:  E. Stine
November 25, 2018

Epistle: Ephesians 5: 8-19 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

Gospel: Luke 10: 25-37And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.  But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?  And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,  And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.  Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?  And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the eternal memory of the Archpriest Vincent by Lubomir Mlynar and by Simon and Masie Herbert; and for Martha (Radke) by The Patrick Family.

St. Philip’s Fast and Upcoming Schedule: The Nativity Fast begins on Wednesday November 28.

Schedule for Sunday December 2: After the Divine Liturgy, Holy Unction will be served, to be followed by a presentation by Archangel Kino—“Uniting Musical Excellence with Orthodox Worship” by The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute. Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin), and Lucy (Winsky).

Courtyard Renovation: Copies of the email notice on the renovation are available in narthex.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 65; total 2018 attendance is now 3108 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For December 2:      Candles: Team 4      Kitchen: Paul/Candelori      Reader: Rdr. M. Peleszak      Desk: D. Phillips

November 18, 2018

Epistle: Ephesians 4: 1-6     I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling, One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Gospel: Luke 8: 41-56     And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:   For the health of Kevin (Montiero) and for the eternal memory of Christina (Montiero) and Alexandra and Albert (DiAntonio) by the Montiero family, and for the eternal memory of the Archpriest Vincent by Karen and Gregory Zukowsky.

St. Michael Patronal Feast Week Schedule:
Wednesday, November 21 we will celebrate our Patronal Feastday with Divine Liturgy at 10am.
Today our Women's Fellowship will serve a luncheon for our Patronal Feast.
Thursday, November 22 we will thank God for all of the many blessings He has bestowed on us with a Thanksgiving Day moleben at 10am.
Please plan to attend our Church on all of these important days.

Prayer List:  The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Mary Ann (Brian), James (Chafin) and Lucy (Winsky).

Courtyard Renovation: Copies of the email notice on the renovation are available in narthex.  From website:    The renovation of our courtyard has begun this week (November 12). As a reminder, the courtyard upgrade will remove the bricks that have become chipped, weathered and wobbly over time. The courtyard will also have some improvements to make it more handicap accessible. The project will impact the front parking lot (Fairmount Avenue), front courtyard and front entrance to the church on Fairmount Avenue.  During the renovation project, please:
- do not park there in the front parking lot (Fairmount Avenue)
- do not use the walkways in the Courtyard - which means do not use the front gate entrance or front doors to enter or exit the church.All services, meetings and events are taking place as scheduled. You are asked to access the church by using the side entrance (4th Street) only.  Depending on the weather, we anticipate that the project will be completed in 3 weeks. If you have questions, please contact Council President Nadine Sokoluk.

49ers Meeting: Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30AM. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry. See Julianna Sokoluk for additional details.

Attendance Update:The attendance last Sunday was 68; total 2018 attendance is now 3043 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For November 25:     Candles: Team 3     Kitchen: Storey/Rutherford/Bedard     Reader: M. Bedard     Desk: E. Veres

November 11, 2018

Epistle: Ephesians 2: 14-22     For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Gospel: Luke 8: 26-39     And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of Andrew and Joseph (Shast) by Justine (Paul) and Gregory (Shast) and family.

St. Michael Patronal Feast Week Schedule:  Wednesday, November 21 we will celebrate our Patronal Feastday with Divine Liturgy at 10am.
Sunday, November 18 our Women's Fellowship will serve a luncheon for our Patronal Feast.  Thursday, November 22 we will thank God for all of the many blessings He has bestowed on us with a Thanksgiving Day moleben at 10am.  Please plan to attend our Church on all of these important days.

St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society and Vespers:  Will meet on Saturday November 17 at 3pm to discuss the Jesus Prayer. Vespers will be served immediately thereafter. All are invited, whether or not you have read the works that will be discussed. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Fr. Gregory for information on the works to be discussed.

Prayers for Unity of the Church and Peace in Ukraine:  Copies of the petitions used in the Litany of Fervent Supplication are available at the candle desk.

Prayer List:   The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Mary Ann (Brian) and James (Chafin)

St. Michael Dancers Thank You Party:  Please join the Sokoluk family in celebration today for a terrific performance by our dancers.

49ers Meeting:  Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30 AM. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry. See Julianna Sokoluk for additional details.

Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 73; total 2018 attendance is now 2975 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Rector:   Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For November 18:  Candles: Team 2       Kitchen: TBD       Reader: R. Guglielmi     Desk:  E. Stine 

November 4, 2018

Epistle: Ephesians 2: 4-10  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Gospel: Luke 16: 19-31 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: for the eternal memory: of Andrew (Timko) on the 41st Anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by the Staso Family; and of Anna and Richard by Nadine Schmidt.

Holy Unction Service: Will follow the veneration of the Cross today.

Prayers for Unity of the Church and Peace in Ukraine: Copies of the petitions used in the Litany of Fervent Supplication are available in the narthex.

Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Mary Ann (Brian), and James (Chafin).

St. Michael Dancers Thank You Party: Join the Sokoluk family in celebration on Sunday, November 11  for a terrific performance. Please see Miss Nadine, Mr. Ken, or Miss Julie for more details.

49ers Meeting: Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30 AM. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry. See Julianna Sokoluk for additional details. 

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 78; total 2018 attendance is now 2902 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For November 11:   Candles: Team 1   Kitchen: Sokoluk   Reader:  K. Ardan,   Desk: D. Barth 

October 28

Epistle: Galatians 6: 11-18
Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Gospel: Luke 8: 5-15
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent:  The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us today at 2PM for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of the newly departed servant of God the Archpriest Vincent by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Salaneck, Sr.; and of James and Anastasia Starr by the Duetsch family.

Prayers for Unity of the Church and Peace in Ukraine: Copies of the petitions used in the Litany of Fervent Supplication are available at the candle desk.

Prayer List:   The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Nicholas (Nayko), Christopher (Sevast), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin)

St. Michael Dancers Thank You Party:  Join the Sokoluk family in celebration on Sunday, November 11 for a terrific performance. Please see Miss Nadine, Mr. Ken, or Miss Julie for more details.

49ers Meeting:  Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30 AM. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry. See Julianna Sokoluk for additional details.

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 58; total 2018 attendance is now 2824 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For October 28:    Candles: Team 4    Kitchen: Ardan    Reader: Rdr. S. Sokoluk    Desk: E. Veres

October 21

Epistle: Galatians 2: 16-20     Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gospel: Luke 7: 11-16      And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent:  The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us at 2PM on Sunday, October 28 for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of Robin (Read) by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starr.

Prayer List:  The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin)

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update:The attendance last Sunday was 65; total 2018 attendance is now 2766 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For October 28:     Candles: Team 3     Kitchen: Shast/Saverino      Reader: G. Veres     Desk: B. Saverino

October 14

Epistle: Galatians 1: 11-19 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

Gospel: Luke 6: 31-36 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 10: 38-42; 11: 27-28 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent: The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us on Sunday, October 28 for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: for the eternal memory of: the newly departed servant of God the Archpriest Vincent by John, Olga, and Neva Gayle Candelori, Chris and Melanie Bedard, and Panagiotis Billis; and Margueritte (von Rhine) on the 20th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Winsky family.
Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin).

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 77; total 2018 attendance is now 2701 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

October 7

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11: 31-12:9 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel: Luke 5: 1-11 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, as he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent: The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us after church on Sunday, October 28 for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day. Messages of remembrance and condolence to Matushka Patricia and all of the Saverino family, as well as to our parish, have been received from Bishop John and each Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the last thirty six years. https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_1.html https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_2.html

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: for the eternal memory of: Fanny, Nicholas, and Mary (Redkoles), Olga (Zalewski), Salvatore (Paranzino), and the Redkoles, Hudyma, and Shemeluk families by Anna Paranzino; and Valentina (Winsky) on the fifth anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Winsky Family.

Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin).

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 63; total 2018 attendance is now 2624 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For October 14: Candles: Team 1      Kitchen: Women’s Fellowship     Reader: N. Schmidt      Desk: D. Phillips

September 30

Sunday after Cross Elevation     
 
Epistle:  Galatians 2: 16-20
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.  For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
 
Gospel:  Mark 8: 34-9:1  
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
 
Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent:
Messages of remembrance and condolence to Matushka Patricia and all of the Saverino family, as well as to our parish, have been received from Bishop John and each Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the last 36 years.  Copies of these messages will be available this Sunday in church, are attached to the electronic copy of this Bulletin, and can be accessed at these links: https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_1.html 
Vechnaya Pamyat!
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of the newly departed Archpriest Vincent by the Winsky Family.  There will be a panykhida for Fr. Vincent before the veneration of the Life Giving Cross today.
 
Prayer List:    The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), 
 and James (Chafin)
 
Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin?  Please let Sunny Lawrence know.
  
Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com
 
Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 61; total 2018 attendance is now 2561 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
  
For October 7:
Candles:  Team 4
Kitchen:  NA       
Reader:  T. Nickels
Desk:  E. Stine
  

 
Bishop John extends condolences to family and spiritual children of the newly-departed Archpriest Vincent Saverino

To the spouse, clergy, church council and parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel parish in Philadelphia, relatives and spiritual children of Archpriest Vincent Saverino
 
Dear Matushka, Esteemed Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the repose of Father Vincent, news of which resonated with sadness in my heart.

I knew Fr. Vincent as a diligent and fervent pastor who had labored for more than thirty years as a member of the Bishop's Council, Dean of the Atlantic States and Rector of the parish dedicated to Archangel Michael in the city of Philadelphia. Fulfilling various ecclesiastical obediences, Fr. Vincent zealously served God and His people. Even in advanced age and carrying the burden of physical illness, he never envisioned himself outside the Church and never ceased laboring for the good of the parish. Having a rich pastoral experience, Father was certainly a wise aide and mentor in the administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States.

Not long ago, we were in this church celebrating the Paschal services, sharing with each other the joy in the hope of life eternal. Now the immortal soul of Fr. Vincent personally contemplates the eternal beauty of the Kingdom of the Risen Christ, the Giver of Life, whom he preached with love throughout his whole life.

Unfortunately, I cannot personally lead Fr. Vincent on his final journey, but I want to assure you of my fervent prayers for the repose of his soul. May our Lord who loves mankind grant His faithful servant the Kingdom of Heaven and will take him to the hosts of all, in the hope of the Resurrection and the life eternal with our departed Orthodox fathers and brothers.

Memory eternal to the newly-departed
Archpriest Vincent!

Invoking on you God's blessing, with love in Christ,

JOHN
Bishop of Naro-Fominsk
Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA


To Read:  Past Patriarchal Parishes Administrators reflect on life of Archpriest Vincent Saverino
September 16

Epistle:  2 Corinthians 6: 1-10
 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
 
Gospel:  Mathew 25: 14-30
 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.  And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.  But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.  After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: The health of Elaine (Walsh) by Justine Paul.
 
September Schedule:
Friday September 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am
Thursday September 27  - Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am.  
 
Prayer List:
Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh) and James (Chafin)
 
Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin?  Please let Sunny Lawrence know.
 
Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard.
 
Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 70; total 2018 attendance is now 2438 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For September 23:
Candles:  Team 2
Kitchen:  Kozak/Taylor/Nasobko        
Reader:  Rdr. M. Peleszak
Desk:  D. Phillips
September 9

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Tone 6

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4: 6-15      For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hathshined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about inthe body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes,that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Gospel: Mathew 22: 35-46     Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt lovethy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my righthand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of Kathy (DeTurk) by Maryann Storey; and for the Eternal Memory of Gilbert (Read) by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starr.

September Schedule: Tuesday Sept 11 Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at10am (with litany for victims of 9/11); Sept 14 Church new year; Friday Sept 21 Nativity of theTheotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am; and Thursday Sept 27 Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) DivineLiturgy at 10am.

Prayer List: the Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank(Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James(Chafin).

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners toshow our vibrant parish on our site. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 58; total 2018 attendance is now 2,368 yielding anaverage attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                               Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September 16: Candles: Team 1   Kitchen:Rutherford/Storey/Bedard    Reader: M. Bedard      Desk: E. Vere

September 2

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Afterfeast of Dormition

Tone 5 St. Samuel the Prophet All Saints of Moscow

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1: 21- 2:4    Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

Gospel: Mathew 22: 1-14     And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The Eternal Memory of John (Prokopczek) on the 35th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; and Stephen and Maria (Blaskevitch) by Marlene Blaskevitch.

September Schedule:
Next Sunday September 9 - Divine Liturgy will begin at 10am in the church proper followed by a blessing of students for the new school year
Tuesday September 11 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am (with litany for victims of 9/11)
September 14 Church new year
Friday September 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am
Thursday September 27 - Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am.

Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James (Chafin)

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email.

Website Reconstruction:  As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 60; total 2018 attendance is now 2,310 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September 9: 
Candles: Team 4           Kitchen: Paul/Candelori
Reader: R. Guglielmi    Desk: D. Bar

Bulletin - August 26

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16: 13-24 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints) that ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Gospel: Mathew 21: 33-42 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the Health of Lynne by Vera Lawrence; and for the Eternal Memory of Stephanie (Marchesani) by Madeline Marchesani and Steve Collinelli.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James (Chafin).

Dormition of the Theotokos Feastday: Divine Liturgy --Tuesday August 28 at 10am. Please bring flowers and herbs for the traditional blessing at the end of the Liturgy to honor of Our Lady.

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Supplication Service: 4pm today @ St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 506 Stahr Rd., Elkins Park

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com

Facebook Stream: Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish on our site. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 68; total 2018 attendance is now 2250 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September   2: Candles: Team 3   Kitchen: TBD

Bulletin - August 12

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9: 2-12
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: Mathew 18: 23-35
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).

Blessing for Our New College Students: Today prior to the end of the Divine Liturgy.

August Schedule:
August 14-27 Dormition Fast.
Sunday August 19 Feast of the Transfiguration with Blessing of Fruit in the courtyard at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
Tuesday August 28 Feast of the Dormition Divine Liturgy at 10am with Blessing of Flower and Herbs at the end of the Liturgy.

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Theotokos Supplication Service: Today at 4pm at the Descent of the Holy Spirit Romanian Orthodox Church, 1323 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, PA

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com

Facebook Stream: Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 42; total 2018 attendance is now 2127 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For August 19:
Candles: Team 1
Kitchen: TBD
Reader: G. Veres
Desk: D. Phillips

Bulletin - August 5

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4: 9-16
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

Gospel: Mathew 17: 14-23
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

If you need a priest:  At any time, please email, call, or txt Fr. Gregory, who has clergy on call to help any of our parishioners while Fr. Gregory is recovering. winsky42@gmail.com 609.405.1920

Thanks and Welcome: Again to Fr. Emmanuel for celebrating the Divine Liturgy today.

Confession: Fr. Gregory will hear confessions today in the church proper prior to the Liturgy.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
The Health of Kathryn, Robert, Nicholas, Mary, Jacob, Daniel and George by Vera (Sunny) Lawrence.
The Eternal Memory of Carol Irene Kauriga by Gregory Kauriga and his family.

Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Priest Gregory (Winsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (K