August 23rd, 2020
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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:
Propers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Wednesday, August 19th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Thursday, August 27th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Dormition of the Mother of God|
|Friday, August 28th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Dormition of the Mother of God|
|Saturday, August 29th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, August 30th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
There is a sign-up sheet for Trapeza in the Parish Hall. You can sponsor a trapeza in memory of a departed loved one, or to celebrate some special occasion in your family. You can read about how Trapeza is currently being done here: https://saintjonah.org/bltn/trapeza_instructions.doc
We will do prayers for the beginning of the school year this Sunday.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
We have many celebrations coming up in our parish family-new babies arriving and weddings. In lieu of a typical baby or bridal shower, each expectant mother and engaged couple has a box in the trapeza hall. Please consider dropping a card or gift in the box to help us honor each family during this special time.
We are also accepting donations for a family in need. Please visit the bulletin board in the trapeza hall to take an item off the board that you wish to donate. You may place the donated items behind the board and they will be collected.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 July 2020):
Building Fund: $3,849.00
For July 2020:
Building Fund: $525.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read a homily on the Feast of the Martyr Archdeacon Lawrence, by St. Leo the Great, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “A Transfigured Life – The 50th Anniversary of the Glorification of St. Herman of Alaska Aug. 9, 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 8/23/20 (Fast day: Wine and oil permitted): James Holloway (in memory of William H Hortan and James Hortan), Andrew de Carion, and Rosa Mahand.
Next Sunday: 8/30/20 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/30/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 9/13/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 8/22/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 8/29/20: Abby Hall.
This Sunday: 8/23/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 8/30/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Fr. David Companik & Fr. David Shepard’s Ordination Anniversary – Wednesday, August 19th.
Richard (Michael) and Natalya Murphy’s Wedding Anniversary – Sunday, August 23rd.
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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 Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, 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, Joseph Reynolds, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Joshua Gonzales; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Larisa Williams; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; and Children Irene Harrington, who are ill.
For Merilee (Mary) and Garrett (Maximus) Eidson.
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 Archimandrite John (Ericson), and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Daria Pino, and Juliana Wilkinson.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Ann Kellis; 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, Sergei Savitski, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, 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 Aiden Dunn (James and Sophia Hirsch’s nephew).
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Cancelled until further notice.
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, August 24th; Tuesday, August 25th; and Thursday, August 27th are normal fast days. On Wednesday, August 26th, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, August 28th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Saturday, August 29th; and Sunday, August 30th, are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388