August 13th, 2023
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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, August 6th):
Propers for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross:
Propers for the Feast of the Transfiguration:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, August 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross
|Monday, August 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Procession of the Cross|
|Friday, August 18th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord|
|Saturday, August 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, August 20th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will be taking a special collection for the Parish Catastrophic Fund.
Enrollment in the homeschool co-op at St. Jonah’s is now open! We have classes planned to enrich your homeschool curriculum with treasures of the Orthodox faith: saints, sacred music, and sacred art. If you are interested in learning more about the homeschool co-op at St. Jonah’s or enrolling your children in the 2023-2024 program, please follow this link to the enrollment form: https://forms.gle/ntqTZU6RsGG5bWiW7
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/yat-naqx-syz
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, August 26th, at 9:00 a.m.
Catechumens: The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 15th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/oyn-rrvt-hwo
If you are a catechumen, or are not a catechumen, but would like to participate in classes for Catechumens, be sure to joine the Catechumen io group online.
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.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28th June 2023):
Building Fund: $10,379.32
For June 2023:
Building Fund: $1,459.07
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Russian-American Biographer of Rachmaninov: “Rachmaninoff’s Music Allows Us to Discover Our Orthodox Roots,” an interview with Valeria Nollan, here:
Recommended Viewing for the week:
You can watch “Response to “The Failure of Eastern Orthodoxy” with Craig Truglia and Fr John Whiteford,” here:
This Sunday: 8/13/23 (No fast): The Whiteford, Munster, and Valerio families.
Next Sunday: 8/20/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Jackson, Jimenez, and Wood families.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/20/23 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 9/3/23 – Team Chebotko.
This Saturday: 8/12/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 8/19/23: Daniel Gonzalez.
This Sunday: 8/13/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 8/20/23: Daniel Gonzalez.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 8/13/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Next Sunday: 8/20/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Mikhaela (Jenny) Diaz, and her sponsors, Merilee (Mary) and Garrett (Maximus) Eidson.
The Newly Illumined Wolfgang Johannes Peña, and his sponsors Fr. Gregory and Matushka Christina Solis.
Michael Valerio and Alexandra Galitzine’s Birthday; Ana Lickwar & Hannah Valerio’s Name day – Monday, August 7th.
Leslie (Denise) Barnett’s Birthday – Tuesday, August 8th.
Panteleimon de Carion’s Name Day – Wednesday, August 9th.
Michael Inferrera & Sophie Koulikova’s Birthday — Friday, August 11th.
Benjamin Dixon, Angelina Yates & Ivan Tschebotarjew’s Name day – Saturday, August 12th.
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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 Soloviev, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, Rdr. Gabriel Peña, John Watts, Sophia Drobot, and the child Caison Elisabeth Kellam, 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 Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Raphaela Martin, Allen, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Elizabeth Cline, Emilia Mullins, Lydia West, Vera Yates, and Rachel Sisco.
Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Sabina Centinia, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; Kashif (Jude) Bhatti; Jessica Palmer; Janos Roszik; Dennis, Angela and Torin Daniel; Justin, Ashley, Caroline, and John Turner, and Alex Trevino.
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, Linda Ballentine, Kathleen Sorrentino, and Andrea Engelke who are ill.
For the Bruto da Costa family, 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, and Michelle Brazzil.
For the newly reposed Riley Faith and Margaret Todd.
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No Sunday School until Sunday, September 3rd.
Schedule of Services for August through October 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, August 14th, we begin the Dormition Fast. Monday, August 14th; Thursday, August 17th; and Friday, August 18th, are normal fast days. On Tuesday, August 15th; Wednesday, August 16th; and Sunday, August 20th, wine and oil are permitted. On Saturday, August 19th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388