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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 Apodosis of the Dormition of the Mother of God (Saturday, September 5th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, September 5th||9:00 a.m. Restricted Liturgy for the Apodosis of Dormition
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, September 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Shane Martin and Lydia Holt will be married on Sunday, September 13th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Orthodox Church (10644 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043).
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 Dormition, by St. Gregory Palamas, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Spiritual Life of the Theotokos – Leave-Taking of the Dormition 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 8/30/20 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 9/5/20 (No Fast): To be determined.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/30/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 9/13/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 8/29/20: Abby Hall.
Next Saturday: 9/5/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 8/30/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Sunday: 9/6/20: Rdr. James Hall.
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), Khouriah Cheryl Morris, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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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Sunday School will resume on September 13th.
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: Wednesday, September 2nd; and Friday, September 4th, are normal fast days. All other days are fast free.
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