February 14th, 2021
Stump the Priest: The Question: “I know many believe women are supposed to cover their heads, but in many parishes, few women observe this. Also, there seems to be a difference of opinion about whether girls should have their heads covered. Is this just a matter of custom, or is there a correct practice?” 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:
Propers for the Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord:
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, February 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Meeting of the Lord
|Monday, February 15th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord|
|Saturday, February 20th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, February 21st||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We ask families that participate in Trapeza to sign up to sponsor Trapeza at least once every quarter.
If you are interested in reading at the Vigil or the Liturgy, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy, on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. If you are an Orthodox Christian, aged 21 or older, and have completed a membership form, you can be a member, and participate in the meeting. If you cannot be physically present, but wish to participate via the Internet, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. If you are interested in serving on the parish council, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado. Those of you who have reports to make, should submit them in writing to Fr. John Whiteford no later than February 18th, so that they can be distributed to the parish in advance.
Our next restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, February 27th.
Our next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, March 20th.
The tentative House Blessing Schedule is posted here: https://www.saintjonah.org/bltn/houseblessings2021.htm Please review it, and let Fr. John Whiteford know if the day you are listed on will work. If you are not listed, but want to be, let him know that too.
If you are interested in participating in a week night Bible Study, which would be held at the Church (though we will probably stream it for those who cannot come), let Fr. John Whiteford know. We will do it on Tuesday evenings, beginning on March 23rd.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Friday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be to discuss and approve the proposed annual budget for the General Parish Meeting. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Last Judgment, here:
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Council will meet on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.
Bookstore News: Christmas ornaments are discounted 20%.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2020):
Building Fund: $36,649.00
For December 2020:
Building Fund: $6,475.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Time to Read (or Reread) Dostoyevsky,” by Nun Cornelia (Rees), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “There Are No Humpty Dumpties – Sunday of Zacchaeus 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/14/21 (No Fast): The Cline and Whiteford families, and Daniela Mocofan.
Next Sunday: 2/21/21 (No Fast): Rosa Mahand (more Sponsors Needed).
Currently: (Ending on): 2/21/21 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 3/7/21 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 2/13/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 2/20/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 2/14/21: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 2/21/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
William Cole de Carion’s Birthday – Monday, February 8th.
Justin and Liza (Elizaveta) Dydyshka Wood’s Wedding Anniversary; Ruth Lichang Rafaelano Xu’s Birthday – Tuesday, February 9th.
Maxim Singh’s Birthday – Wednesday, February 10th.
Stanislav (Evstafy) Senkiv’s Birthday – Thursday, February 11th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, 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, 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 Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk, Irina, Vadim Vorobyov, Mikhail Baytin, Aida Moussa, Nicolay (Wiktor Charytoniuk’s uncle and Godfather), and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those 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, 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, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February 2021 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, February 17th; and Friday, February 19th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388