December 1st, 2019
Stump the Priest: Question: “A lot of Orthodox are converts to the faith. Inevitably, we will have situations within the family that would seem to be at best uncomfortable or at worst divisive. One situation would be the final wishes of parents that are not Orthodox desiring cremation as a “cost effective” solution to the high costs of funerals. As Orthodox, do we do our duty and follow their wishes, or do we state our opposition risking confrontation within the family during that time?” 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:
Propers for the Feast of the Entry:
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, December 3rd||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Entry|
|Wednesday, December 4th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry|
|Saturday, December 7th||4:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, December 8th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Beginning December 1st, we will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church for Nativity.
Next Saturday, the Vigil will begin 1 hour earlier than normal, because of a lecture at the Lanier Library by Fr. John Behr at 7:00 p.m.
Archbishop Peter will be visiting our parish the weekend of December 15th.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, December 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
To register your children for the 2019 St. Hermans Conference, Please click here:
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 October 2019):
Building Fund: $6,983.00
For October 2019:
Building Fund: $1,066.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Theology and Memory of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov),” by Dr. Christopher Veniamin, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Only the Stairway to Heaven Remains: The Foolish Rich Man 2018,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 12/1/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Lydia Holt, Shane Martin, and the Kettner and Shephard families.
Next Sunday: 12/8/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Iryna Chebotko, and Aleksandra Murphy.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/1/19 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 12/15/19 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 11/30/19: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 12/7/19: Abby Hall.
This Sunday: 12/1/19: Cody Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 12/8/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Piotr and Maria-Anna Galitzine’s wedding anniversary – Monday, November 25th.
Demetra Durham & Elizabeth Chebotko’s Birthday – Tuesday, November 26th.
Cody Bornejko’s Birthday – Sunday, December 1st.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, 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, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; and Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the repose of the Orthodox who have been 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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, and Mark Reynolds, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: John Munster (Moses Munster’s grandfather); and Kathy (Garrett Eidson’s aunt).
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No Sunday School this Week
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, December 2nd; Wednesday, December 4th; Friday, December 6th; Saturday, December 7th; and Sunday, December 8th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 3rd; and Thursday, December 5th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388