December 25th, 2022
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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 25th):
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, December 31st||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, January 1st||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
There will be no Bible Study this week, due to the civil holidays.
We will take a special collection to cover the travel expenses for those attending the St. Herman Conference.
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.
If you have any Nominations for Parish Council for our Annual Meeting in February 2023, please let Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado know.
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 “Only an Instrument In His Hands,” (“You’ve Got Work to Do in America,” Part 2), by Priest Sergei Kosov, here:
Recommended Viewing for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “The Holy Forefathers,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 12/25/22 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): The Pino and Jackson families, Lesia Sieroshtanova.
Next Sunday: 1/1/23 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): The de Carion and Valerio families, and Joshua Gonzales.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/1/23 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 1/15/23 – Team Marcus.
This Saturday: 12/24/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 12/31/22: Justin Wood.
This Sunday: 12/25/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 1/1/23: Justin Wood.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This 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.
Next Sunday: 1/1/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
Jens (Nicholas) Yates, Nikolai Lay, & Nikolai Pino’s Name day – Monday, December 19th.
Filofteia (Jayden) DeRosia’s Name Day – Tuesday, December 20th.
Vassili Ivanov & Anastasia Martynenko Wedding Anniversary; Christina Marie Companik’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 21st.
Anna Krutova, Anja Gesche Peña, Anna Liese Peña, Hannah Morgan, Eleanor (Ann) Wandke & Renee (Anna) Nahlous’s Name day – Thursday, December 22nd.
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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), Anna Ibrahim, 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, Antonio, 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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No Sunday School this week due to holiday travel.
The Schedule for November 2022 through January 2023:
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, December 26th; Saturday, December 31st; and Sunday, January 1st, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 27th; Wednesday, December 28th; Thursday, December 29th; and Friday, December 30th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388