April 17th, 2022
Stump the Priest: Question: “In the Holy Friday Matins service [the service of the 12 Passion Gospels], there seems to be several hymns that come across as Jew-bashing. Doesn’t this contradict Christ’s prayer from the Cross: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”?” Click here for the Answer.
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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 Palm Sunday Liturgy (Sunday, April 17th):
Propers for the Presanctified Liturgy on Holy Monday (April 18th):
Propers for the Presanctified Liturgy on Holy Tuesday (April 19th):
Propers for the Presanctified Liturgy on Holy Wednesday (April 20th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, April 17th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for Palm Sunday
1:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Monday, April 18th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Tuesday, April 19th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Wednesday, April 20th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Matins for Holy Thursday
|Thursday, April 21st||9:00 a.m. Hours followed by the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00 p.m. Service of the 12 Passion Gospels
|Friday, April 22nd||9:00 a.m. Royal Hours of Holy Friday
3:00 p.m. Vespers
6:00 p.m. Matins of Holy Saturday
|Saturday, April 23rd||8:00 a.m. Baptism
9:00 a.m. Hours, followed by the Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday
10:00 p.m. Fr. John and Fr. David will be available to hear
11:30 p.m. The Midnight office.
|Sunday, April 24th||12:00 a.m. Matins of Pascha, followed by the Paschal Liturgy. After the Liturgy we will have a festive Trapeza.
1:00 p.m. The Agape Vespers
The Sisterhood is selling quarts of soup during the Lenten season. There will be a new variety of soups available every week and each quart is $5. Please see a member of the Sisterhood to purchase.
We will be taking a special collection on Palm Sunday for the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Tuesday, April 26th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/stv-irtu-sft
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. to plan the Marriage Seminar in June. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/hsj-mmxf-rme
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, April 28th, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers (May 8th), here:
Bookstore News: There are many new titles in from Holy Trinity Publications and St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. Pascha egg jewelry and bow pins are available for sale now through until shortly before Pentecost. For any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail email@example.com
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28 February 2022):
Building Fund: $792.00
For February 2022:
Building Fund: $367.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the “Holy Week, an Explanation,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Our Gentile King – Palm Sunday 2021” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 4/17/22 (Fast day: fish, wine and oil permitted): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 4/24/22 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on):4/17/22 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 4/24/22 – Team St. Jonah.
This Saturday: 4/16/22: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 4/23/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 4/17/22: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 4/24/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 4/17/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Jude Morgan, Luka Chrisanthus, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 4/24/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Micah Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined: Levi Walling, Monica (Avie) Walling, Maximus (Mac) Walling, David (Wells) Walling, Olga (Bayla) Walling, Jeffrey Gallagher, and John Martin, and their Sponsors: Archpriest John, Constantine Craig, Elena Vilcu, and Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Joseph Companik’s Name Day – Wednesday, April 13th.
Fabiola Tamara Craig’s Birthday; Rosa Mahand’s Name day – Saturday, April 16th.
Jessica Partin Kravtsov’s Birthday – Sunday, April 17th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, Eliasious, Dennis Tilley, and John Gentry, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Priest Vasily Melnyk, Hieromonk Ignatius and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, and the Holy Land.
Elena Vilcu, Liza Dydyshka Wood, Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Tyler Barrett, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, and Vanessa Canterbury.
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, Erik Minor, Liza, and Vanessa Canterbury 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.
The newly reposed Matthew Walker (Matrona Marsh’s Cousin); Jose Guadalupe Ibañez (Joseph Ibañez’s grandfather); Peter Hödlmoser (Anja Peña’s father); Anthony Osinski (William Osinski’s father).
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No Sunday School This Week
The Schedule for Holy Week 2022:
The Schedule for the Remainder of April through July 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, April 18th; Tuesday, April 19th, and Wednesday, April 20th are normal fast days. On Thursday, April 21st, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, April 22nd is a strick fast day. On Saturday, April 23rd, wine, but not oil is permitted. On Sunday, April 24th, we break the fast.
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