August 15th, 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 Sunday Liturgy (Sunday, August 15th):
Propers for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Thursday, August 19th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Wednesday, August 18th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Transfiguration|
|Thursday, August 19th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration|
|Saturday, August 21st||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, August 22nd||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The next Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, August 14th, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
There will be a Google Meets meeting for the Catechumens in the parish on Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/wem-vzuq-nrq
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, August 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (September 12th), here:
Bookstore News: We have a lot of books we have recently restocked, and a number of new titles as well.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 May 2021):
Building Fund: $266,406.00
For May 2021:
Building Fund: $1,838.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Those Who Were with God Were Not Afraid” A Talk With Natalia Ivanovna Taratunina, a Parishioner During Times of Persecution, Part 1, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Be the Maccabee” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 8/15/21 (Fast day: Wine and oil permitted): Lydia West and Nataliya Nation.
Next Sunday: 8/22/21 (Fast day: Wine and oil permitted): Iryna Chebotko, Eugenia Charytoniuk, Vera Yates.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/22/21 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 9/5/21 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 8/14/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 8/21/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 8/15/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 8/22/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Panteleimon de Carion’s Name Day – Monday, August 9th.
Sophie Koulikova – Wednesday, August 11th.
Angelina Yates & Ivan Tschebotarjew’s Name day – Thursday, August 12th.
Matrona Jessica Marsh’s birthday – Sunday, August 15th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram); Archimandrit Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Archpriest Geoffrey Korz; Archpriest Emil Hutnyan; Archpriest George Brooks; Archpriest Sergei Glagolev; Archpriest John Maxwell; Matushka Debra Maxwell; Priest Benigno Pardo; Priest Cassian Sibley; Deacon Lev Opie; 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; Michael Murphy; John Gentry; Sofia Petropoulos; 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 Hieromonk Nikolai (Chebotar); Archpriest Stephen Janos, Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Martin Amora, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt, Elizabeth Cline, Lydia Martin, and Daria Pino.
Rachel Burns, Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr, and Tyler Barrett.
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.
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No formal Sunday School until the end of Summer.
The Schedule for August through October 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, August 16th; Friday, August, 20th; Saturday, August 21st; and Sunday, August 22nd, wine and oil are permitted. Tuesday, August 17th; and Wednesday, August 18th, are normal fast days. On Thursday, August 19th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted.
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