August 29th, 2021
Stump the Priest: “I have heard Roman Catholics argue that Christ taught that remarriage after divorce was adultery, regardless of who is the innocent party, and they quote Church Fathers that seem to agree. They criticize the Orthodox Church’s position on this. How should we respond?” Click here for the Answer.
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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 29th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, September 4th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, September 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
We still need a volunteer who is willing to serve as an assistant treasurer.
Donations for Matin Amora’s funeral (which the Church covered) came up $875.00 short, and so if you would like to help us cover that cost, please mark your donation as “For Funeral.”
If you have children who will be participating in Sunday School this year, please complete the registration forms and return them to either Matushka Sara, or Matushka Patricia.
We ask that parents please make sure that their children do not bring food into the Sunday School rooms.
There will be a Google Meets meeting for the Catechumens in the parish on Wednesday, September 8th, at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/cxs-xoji-djf
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, September 18th, 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 July 2021):
Building Fund: $268,420.00
For July 2021:
Building Fund: $920.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Preserving the Family (From the Letters of Archimandrite John (Krestiankin)),” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Mystery of the Dormition of the Theotokos” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 8/29/21 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 9/5/21 (No Fast): To be determined.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/5/21 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 9/19/21 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 8/28/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 9/4/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
This Sunday: 8/29/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 9/5/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Commemorations from the past week:
Laura Ibañez’s Name Day / Richard (Paul) and Natalya Murphy’s Wedding Anniversary – Monday, August 23rd.
Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson’s Wedding Anniversary – Tuesday, August 24th.
Gabriel Hezekiah Wilkinson’s Birthday – Friday, August 27th.
Daria Pino; Jens (Nicholas) Yates’ Birthday; Danielle (Marie) Tschebotarjew’s Name day and Birthday – Saturday, August 28th.
Jack (John) Mahand’s Birthday – Sunday, August 29th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Matushka Margarita Pardo; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Jerry (John Herman) and Rozanne (Anne) Spires; Michael Murphy; John Gentry, 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.
Elizabeth Cline, Lydia Martin, and Daria Pino.
Rachel Burns, Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr Fraczek, and Tyler Barrett.
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, Sr., Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, who are ill.
For 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.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the Departed: Shane Myers, Dorothy Myers, Art, Kathy Tinsley.
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Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 12th.
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 Wednesday, September 1st, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, September 3rd is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388