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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 Hieromartyr Hermolaus (Saturday, August 8th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, August 8th||9:00 a.m. Restricted Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, August 9th||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 need some more volunteers for the rotation of cleaning the Church. If you would like to help, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, August 20th, 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 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost here:
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 June 2020):
Building Fund: $3,324.00
For June 2020:
Building Fund: $125.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “An Ex-Vatican Advisor Reveals the Secret History of the Jesuits and Uniates in Ukraine, Part 1,” by Hieromonk Constantin (Simon), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Despondency,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 8/2/20 (No Fast): Mother Barbara (in honor of Fr. David Companik’s Prison Ministry) and Liza Dydyshka Wood (in honor of her sister Catherine).
Next Sunday: 8/9/20 (No Fast): Sponsors needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/2/20 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 8/16/20 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 8/1/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Saturday: 8/8/20: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 8/2/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 8/9/20: Abby Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Fr. Vladimir Trussin; Vladimir Bolling & Xavier (Vladimir) Lerma’s Name day / Sofia Boyarskikh, Aglaya Baranov, Elizaveta Baranov, & Nicholas Bruner’s Birthday – Tuesday, July 28th.
Merilee (Mary) Eidson’s Birthday – Wednesday, July 29th.
Constantine and Nataliya Nation’s Wedding Anniversary; Matushka Margarita Pardo, Marina Watson, & Marina Stevens Name day – Thursday, July 30th.
Vera Nation’s Birthday – Friday, July 31st.
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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, 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; and Children 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 Archimandrite John (Ericson), Mihail Denisov, 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, Mark Reynolds, 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:
On Wednesday, August 5th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, August 7th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388