December 18th, 2022
Stump the Priest: Question: “Now that the Christmas season has begun — in our secular society called the “holiday season” — there are parties held at workplaces. But we are fasting, and the celebration of the Lord’s Nativity does not comes until December 25/January 7. How would you counsel Orthodox Christians on this subject?” 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, December 18th):
Propers for the Feast of St. Nicholas (Monday, December 19th):
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, November 18th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of St. Nicholas
|Monday, November 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas|
|Saturday, December 24th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, November 25th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will have our next Bible Study on the Psalms on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying Psalms 16:9 through 17. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/hfz-uztk-vgn
The 2023 Wall Calendars have arrived. We ask that you make a $5.00 donation to defray the costs, but if you cannot, we want every family to take a calendar home.
We ask parents of young children to be aware of where their children are, especially during the services. Young children should not be allowed to wander the property unattended by a responsible adult.
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, January 28th, at 9:00 a.m.
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church on the Feast of the Nativity.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, December 29th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 28th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/inw-wmae-jfv
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 October 2022):
Building Fund: $10,181.42
For October 2022:
Building Fund: $3,914.42
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “You’ve Got Work to Do in America,” Part 1, by Priest Sergei Kosov, here:
Recommended Viewing for the week:
You can watch a discussion between Fr. John Peck, Fr. John Whiteford, and George Michaelopulos and the subversion of the Orthodox Church, here:
This Sunday: 12/18/22 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): Jessica Kravtsov and the Morgan Family.
Next Sunday: 12/25/22 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): The Craig, Valerio, and Wilkinson families.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/18/22 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 1/1/23 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 12/17/22: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 12/24/22: Justin Wood.
This Sunday: 12/18/22: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 12/25/22: Justin Wood.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 12/18/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Next Sunday: 12/25/22: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Commemorations from the past week:
Rosa Mahand’s Birthday – Monday, December 12th.
Andrew de Carion & Andrew Kettner’s Name Day – Tuesday, December 13th.
Alexander & Andrew Kettner’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 14th.
John & Lydia West’s Wedding Anniversary; Luciana Wilkinson’s Birthday – Thursday, December 15th.
James Powell & Rebecca Jackson’s Birthday – Friday, December 16th.
Mother Barbara (Watts), John Watts, Gennady Ivanov & Barbara Koulikova’s Name Day – Saturday, December 17th.
Artem Chebotko’s Birthday – Sunday, December 18th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, and Dennis Tilley, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Bishop Evtikhy (Kurochkin), and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, and Elizabeth Albarran.
Annie Nowak, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, and Daniel Sommer.
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, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, 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. Marcie Dark, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Teodoro Regis (Piotr Fraczek’s Cousin).
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There will be a St. Nicholas Program this Sunday.
The Schedule for November 2022 through January 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, December 19th; Tuesday, December 20th; Thursday, December 22nd; Saturday, December 24th; and Sunday, December 25th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Wednesday, December 21st is a normal fast day. On Friday, December 23rd, wine and oil are permitted.
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