April 9th, 2023
Stuff from the Priest: “Holy Week at Home, Part 1.” 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 Palm Sunday Liturgy (Sunday, April 9th):
The Complete Texts for Holy Week Services:
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, April 9th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for Palm Sunday
1:00 p.m. Bridegroom Matins for Holy Monday
|Monday, April 10th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Tuesday, April 11th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
|Wednesday, April 12th||9:00 a.m. Lenten Hours and Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Matins for Holy Thursday
|Thursday, April 13th||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 14th||9:00 a.m. Royal Hours of Holy Friday
3:00 p.m. Vespers
6:00 p.m. Matins of Holy Saturday
|Saturday, April 15th||9:00 a.m. Hours, followed by the Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday
10:00 p.m. The priests will be available to hear confessions, while the book of Acts is read.
11:30 p.m. The Midnight office.
|Sunday, April 16th||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
We will be taking a collection for the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, this Sunday.
No Bible Study this week.
On Pascha, we will the use of the Saddle River Gun Range Parking lot, and so we encourage those who don’t mind walking down the drive way to park there for the Paschal Services, so that we will not run out of space in our own parking lot for visitors.
We ask that everyone plan on bringing Paschal Baskets for the meal after the Paschal Liturgy. We will have a pot luck meal for the Agape Vespers Picnic.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 26th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/zzv-osry-jiu
We will be having a Summer Camp from June 5th through June 9th in Denton Texas, for children 11 through 17. Those 18 and older can volunteer to be a camp counselor. If you have children who you would like to send, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. Click Here to Register.
Tax Letters: If you need a letter to verify your donations for 2022 for filing your taxes, send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee: Fr. Christopher Morgan will be selling fresh brewed gourmet coffee in the bookstore, for those who prefer good coffee to the standard brew. He is also selling fresh roasted coffee beans, for those who would like to brew more at home.
Mighty Mite boxes: We will be collecting those boxes back on Palm Sunday. If your child does not have a Mighty Mite Box, speak to their Sunday School Teacher.
Lenten meals will be sold on Sundays as a part of the Sisterhood Fundraiser for the catastrophic fund. Please support the Sisterhood by preparing or buying lenten meals.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Friday, April 28th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/tua-iiiw-xwa
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.
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.
Brotherhood News: You can join the Brotherhood io group online to keep up with all Brotherhood news and announcements, or follow their Telegram channel.
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 28th February 2023):
Building Fund: $3,122.00
For February 2023:
Building Fund: $1,712.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “On the Orthodox Christian Moral Upbringing,” by Professor Ivan Andreev, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “To the Church of Thyatira: Compromising with the Spirit of the Age (Revelation 2:18-29),” by Fr.John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 4/9/23 (Fast: fish, wine and oil permitted): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 4/16/23 (No fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 4/9/23 – Team Marcus.
Next (Ending on): 4/16/23 – Team St. Jonah.
This Saturday: 4/8/23: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 4/15/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 4/9/23: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 4/16/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 4/9/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Next Sunday: 4/16/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino.
Commemorations from the past week:
Abigail Morgan and Ksenia Nation’s Birthday & Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren’s wedding Anniversary – Monday, April 3rd.
Lydia West’s Name Day; Paul Jackson’s Birthday – Wednesday, April 5th.
Ella (Elizabeth) West’s Birthday – Thursday, April 6th.
Evangelos Chrisanthus, Tikhon Pino, Olivia Maria Lickwar’s Name day – Friday, April 7th.
Laura Ibañez’s Birthday; Lesia (Larisa) Sieroshitanova; Gabriel Wilkinson; Riad (Gabriel) Chalhoub & Fernando (Gabriel) Maldonado’s Name day – Saturday, April 8th.
Robert Carlisle and Robert Carlisle Jr’s Name day; Svetlana Cherskaya & Barrett Nathaniel Mahand’s birthday – Sunday, April 9th.
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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 Nataliya, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
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, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; and Kashif (Jude) Bhatti.
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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No Sunday School This Week
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, April 10th; Tuesday, April 11th; and Wednesday April 12th, are normal fast days. On Thursday, April 13th, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, April 14th, is a strict fast day. On Saturday, April 15th, wine, but not oil is permitted. On Sunday, April 16th, we break the fast.
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