April 25th, 2021
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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:
Propers for the Holy Monday Presanctified Liturgy (Monday, April 26th):
Propers for the Holy Tuesday Presanctified Liturgy (Tuesday, April 27th):
Propers for the Holy Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy (Wednesday, April 28th):
Complete Texts for all of Holy Week:
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:
|Sunday, April 25th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for Palm Sunday
1:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Monday, April 26th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Tuesday, April 27th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Wednesday, April 28th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Matins for Holy Thursday
|Thursday, April 29th||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 30th||9:00 a.m. Royal Hours of Holy Friday
3:00 p.m. Vespers
6:00 p.m. Matins of Holy Saturday
|Saturday, May 1st||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 confessions, while the book of Acts is read.
11:30 p.m. The Midnight office.
|Sunday, May 2nd||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 Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, May 8th, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
We will take a collection for the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission this Sunday.
We need a volunteer who is willing and able to assist the treasurer. If you are interested, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford or Vassily Rodionov.
Each Sunday during Lent, Daniela Mocofan will be preparing Lenten meals for sale. Each meal will have a main entrée, side/dessert and will feed 1-2 people. The cost is $10, a portion of which will go to the Sisterhood catastrophic fund.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. We will be discussing Daniel 4. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/yuy-ohmi-bpm
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Bright Saturday, May 8th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on May 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the St. Thomas Sunday, here:
Sisterhood News: Pascha Candles: Decorative candles for Pascha will be available in the narthex beginning Holy Friday. There is no set cost to purchase the candles, a donation of any amount will be accepted.
The Sisterhood Council will meet on Wednesday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m.
Brotherhood News: The Brotherhood will be cleaning the grounds of the Church after the Lazarus Saturday Liturgy, April 24th.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $160,890.00
For February 2021:
Building Fund: $150,290.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Girl that St. John of Shanghai Named, Part 1: Olga and her father. Vladimir Rossi,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Agony in the Garden,” by Fr. John Whiteford here:
This Sunday: 4/25/21 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): Sisterhood Council.
Next Sunday: 5/2/21 (No fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 5/2/21 – Team St. Jonah (i.e., we all need to pitch in).
Next (Ending on): 5/16/21 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 4/24/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 5/1/21: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 4/25/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 5/2/21: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
George Williams & James (Eric) Bruner’s Birthday – Friday, April 23rd.
Robert Carlisle’s Birthday – Saturday, April 24th.
David Stone’s Birthday – Sunday, April 25th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Matushka Tatiana Trussin, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, James and Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Jack (John) Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; Tatyana Grigorieva; Victor (Yelena Yegorova’s father); Alexis Lukianov; and the Child Irene Harrington, 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 Archpriest Vladimir Lecko, Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Peter, Andrey, Stergos, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Laura Ibanez, and Elizabeth Cline.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Bethany; Shiela; Cecilia Beck; Rohayu; Infant Jared; Laura Odom, Leslie Swain (Ben Bryant’s mother); Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Keaton Munster, Jeff Perkins, John Williams, William Allen (Eleanor’s adopted brother), John Ward (Rdr Demitri Likomitros’ Uncle), King Kotchavar, Debbie, Carol Schwendeman, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, Bridgette Dunlap (Matrona Marsh’s cousin), Adriana Mahand, Karym Kinnibrugh, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the newly reposed Ann Kellas (Thekla Podrasky’s daughter).
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No Sunday School this Week.
The Schedule for Holy Week 2021:
The Schedule for May through 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, April 26th; Tuesday, April 27th; and Wednesday, April 28th, are normal fast days. On Thursday, April 29th, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, April 30, is a strict fast day. On Saturday, May 1st; wine but not oil are permitted. On Sunday, May 2nd, we break the fast and do not fast throughout the following week.
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