March 12th, 2023
Stuff from the Priest: “The Bible the Church and Homosexuality: Obscurantegesis vs the Truth.” Click here for the Article.
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Saints of the Day for Sunday and the coming week, and other edifying reading:
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Propers for the Sunday Liturgy (Sunday, March 12th):
Propers for the Friday Presanctified Liturgy (March 17th):
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, March 17th||6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy|
|Saturday, March 18th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, March 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church on Pascha on the Sundays of Great Lent.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Monday, March 27th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/hbf-qhnr-mhx
We will resume our Bible Study on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, beginning with Chapter 1 and 2. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/auu-sfip-kdm
Ministry Opportunities: If you are interested in serving as a God parent for new catechumens, or participating in our visitation ministry, please speak with Fr. John Whiteford.
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://www.givesendgo.com/first_Bible You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Bright Friday, April 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/atw-vyaq-awp
Sisterhood News: You can become a Sisterhood member by filling out membership forms online, the paper forms located in the trapeza hall bulletin board. Make sure to join Sisterhood io group online to be up-to-date with all Sisterhood news and announcements.
Bookstore News: We have Pascha Passports in the bookstore, which are a great way for children to keep track of the journey through Lent.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 December 2022):
Building Fund: $11,273.87
For December 2022:
Building Fund: $550.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “25th anniversary of uncovering of relics of St. Matrona of Moscow,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “Restoring God’s Image Within Us,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/12/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Chrisanthus and Peña families.
Next Sunday: 3/19/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Companik, Kim, and Yates families.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/12/23 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 3/26/23 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 3/11/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 3/18/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 3/12/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 3/19/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 3/12/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Next Sunday: 3/19/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Carmen (Maria) Maldonado, and her sponsor Renea (Ann) Nahlous.
David Richards, Elena Vilcu, Sophia Cynthia Ann Hirsch & Eugenia Charytoniuk’s birthday – Monday, March 6th.
Ioann Galitzine’s Name day – Thursday, March 9th.
Katie (Catherine) Mathieu Powell’s Birthday – Saturday, March 11th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, Suzannah, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, and John Watts, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Fr. Daniel Shirak, Ilia Paskevich, Nataliya, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, Daniel Sommer, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Gerald Campbell, Sabina Centinia, and Christine Kim.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Zee Eidson, Michael and Brenda Eidson, for the child Mason Eidson, Gene and Beth Beggs, Scott and Carol Phillips, Jerald Spires, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, Antonio, John Lay, Jennie Mobley, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, Aki and family; and Johnnie, Damon and Elisabeth Myers, and their child, Dorothy, Scott and Shannon Eidson and their family, James Franklin and his family, Wayne Bo Peacock, Vince Powell and his child Rex, Richard, Teresa. Marcie Dark, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Mary Garcia (Joseph Ibañez’s grandmother).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, March 13th; Tuesday, March 14th;and Thursday, March 16th, are normal fast days. On Wednesday, March 15th; Friday, March 17th; Saturday, March 18th; and Sunday, March 19th, wine and oil are permitted.
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