August 8th, 2021
Stump the Priest: “Why does the Orthodox Church require adults who are preparing for baptism to become catechumens, and to wait before they are allowed to be baptized. This requirement does not fit the pattern of conversions in Acts. On the day of Pentecost, about the 3000 that were baptized the same day Peter preached to them (Acts 2:37-42). The Samaritans who Philip preached to were baptized when they believed (Acts 8:12). The Ethiopian eunuch was baptized the same day (Acts 8:26-39). Cornelius, a gentile, was baptized the same day after he met Peter (Acts 10:44-48). The Philippian jailer who was baptized within a few hours of believing (Acts 16:31-34). Why was there a change in practice?” Click here for the Answer.
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Saints of the Day for Sunday and the coming week, and other edifying reading:
Requires Adobe Acrobat reader (which is free to download):
Propers for the Sunday Liturgy (Sunday, August 8th):
Propers for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross (Saturday, August 14th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, August 13th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross|
|Saturday, August 14th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, August 15th||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 10th at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/zva-qrcv-qwt
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 7th Sunday after Pentecost (August 8th), here:
Bookstore News: We have more copies of the Old Rite Prayer Book in, and have Fr. Daniel Sysoev’s Law of God, back in stock.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Garage Sale is back on Saturday, August 7th, from 7am-1pm! We are in need of your gently used items to place in the sale (appliances, electronics, tools, baby items, clothing, etc.) Donated items can be placed in the back room of the trapeza hall beginning the weekend of July 24th, before or after church services. Donations can also be brought to the church during the week of the 26th from 9am-3pm.
We are also in need of volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please take a look at the sign up and find a time that you are available during the week to assist with preparation and organizing, as well as helping with the garage sale on August 7th. Please see a member of the Sisterhood if you have any questions. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45AAAA2BA0FD0-garage
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 “Elders of the Russian Church Abroad: Bishop Nektary (Kontzevitch). Part 2,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Maccabean Zeal” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 8/8/21 (No fast): Anja Pena, Joe Ibanez, and Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 8/15/21 (Fast day: Wine and oil permitted): Lydia West and Nataliya Nation.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/8/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 8/22/21 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 8/7/21: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 8/14/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 8/8/21: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 8/15/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Elijah West’s Name day / Anja Peña and Padraig McIsaac’s Birthday – Monday, August 2nd
Andrew & Elizabeth de Carion’s Wedding Anniversary; Ezekiel Wilkinson’s Name day / Olga Bolling’s Birthday – Tuesday, August 3rd.
Magnolia (Magdalena) Wilkinson, Kara (Mary Magdalene) Hall & Merilee Eidson’s Name day / Tamara Pino & Ivan Tschebotarjew’s Birthday – Wednesday, August 4th.
Christina Companik, Christine Bruner and Christina Solis’s Name day – Friday, August 6th.
Alexandra Galitzine’s Birthday; Aksania Marie (Anna) Bruner’s Name day – Saturday, August 7th.
Leslie (Denise) Barnett’s Birthday – Sunday, August 8th.
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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 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 Wednesday, August 11th; Saturday, August 14th; and Sunday, August 15th, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, August 13th is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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