February 12th, 2023
Stuff from the Priest: Doing Akathists at Home. Click here for the Article.
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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, February 12th):
Propers for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Wednesday, February 15th):
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:
|Tuesday, February 14th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord|
|Wednesday, February 15th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord|
|Saturday, February 18th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, February 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Notice of Annual Parish Meeting: In accordance with the By-Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, notice is hereby given that St. Jonah Orthodox Church will hold its Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, February 19, 2023, immediately following Divine Services. All Orthodox Christians of both sexes, regardless of their nationality, who have reached the age of 21 years, have declared their membership by completing a membership form; who financially support the Church, who make their confession and take Holy Communion not less than once a year; and who tend to the moral and economic welfare of the parish may become parish members and vote at the Annual Parish Meeting. If by the time scheduled for the meeting, the parish members present should fail to constitute the required quorum, another Annual Parish Meeting shall be convened one hour later on the same day which meeting shall be considered valid in the presence of any number of attending parish members.
Though who cannot be physically present for the Annual Meeting can participate via Google Meets. When the roll is called at the end of the Liturgy, they can indicate their presence by texting Fr. John Whiteford at 281-467-0264. At the time for the resumption of the meeting, which be announced after the roll is called, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/dfu-ecpk-grc or by dialing: 414-909-7721 and using the PIN: 209 709 100#.
All reports for the assembly need to be sent by e-mail to Fr. John Whiteford by Monday, February 13th.
Ministry Opportunities: If you are interested in serving as a God parent for new catechumens, or participating in our visitation ministry, please speak with Fr. John Whiteford.
There will be a Special collection for the benefit of Holy Trinity Seminary, this Sunday and next Sunday.
If you have any one in your family graduating this Spring, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://gofund.me/e27899b7 or https://www.givesendgo.com/first_Bible You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, March 4th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/atw-vyaq-awp
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Monday, March 6th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/ydw-irgc-aop
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 December 2022):
Building Fund: $11,273.87
For December 2022:
Building Fund: $550.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: A Feast of Familial Holiness,” by Priest Vasily Kutsenko, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “Sunday of the Prodigal Son,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 2/12/23 (No Fast): The Howard, Nation, and Walling families.
Next Sunday: 2/19/23 (No Fast): The Parish Council.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/12/23 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 2/26/23 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 2/11/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 2/18/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 2/12/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 2/19/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 2/12/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maxim Pino.
Next Sunday: 2/19/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Commemorations from the past week:
Anna Howard’s birthday – Friday, February 3rd (accidentally omitted last week).
Xenia Evind, Oksana Mahecha, Ksenia Nation, Olesya Kettner, Xenia Galitzine & Ksenia Gutzke’s Name day – Monday, February 6th.
Justin Wood’s Birthday; Greg Solis’ Name Day – Tuesday, February 7th.
William Cole de Carion’s Birthday – Wednesday, February 8th.
Justin and Liza Dydyshka Wood’s Wedding Anniversary; Ruth Lichang Rafaelano Xu’s Birthday – Thursday, February 9th.
Maxim Singh’s birthday – Friday, February 10th.
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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, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, Suzannah, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, 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 Patriarch Irenaios, Bishop Tikhon (Fitzgerald), Archpriest Sergey, Raphael (Souheil) Haddad, Ilia Paskevich, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
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, Daniel Sommer, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, and Gerald Campbell.
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, John Lay, 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, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Mary Garcia (Joseph Ibañez’s grandmother).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
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 Wednesday, February 15th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, February 17th is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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