February 27th, 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, February 27th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, March 5th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, March 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy, followed by Forgiveness Vespers|
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting after Sunday School on Sunday, February 27th to plan the Marriage Seminar in June.
We will have our next Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Tuesday, March 1st, at 7:00 p.m. We will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by refreshments and then start the Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. However, for those who cannot come in person, they can participate via Google Meets by logging in at 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://meet.google.com/nih-dcms-aio.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/mbs-fnbt-xfm
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, March 12th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the First Sunday of Lent (March 13th), here:
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17th, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Bookstore News: We have restocked a number of Jordanville titles, including “The Arena,” by St. Ignatij Brianchaninov.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $272,883.00
For December 2021:
Building Fund: $760.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Clairvoyance of Elder Archimandrite John (Krestiankin), Part 2,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Our Brother is Our Life – Judgment Sunday 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/27/22 (No Fast): The de Carions, Jacksons, and William Osinski.
Next Sunday: 3/6/22 (Cheesefare): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/6/22 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 3/20/22 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 2/27/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 3/5/22: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 2/28/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 3/6/22: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 2/28/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 3/6/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Esther Morgan & Mary Kuykendall’s Birthday – Tuesday, February 22nd.
Valentina Ivanov’s Name Day – Wednesday, February 23rd.
Joseph Companik’s Birthday; Fr. Vladimir Trussin’s Ordination Anniversary – Thursday, February 24th.
Zoe Wren’s Name Day – Saturday, February 26th.
Nikolai Pino & Luke Shephard’s Birthday – Sunday, February 27th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, Eliasious, and John Gentry, 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 Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Jessica Kravtsov, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, Jeff Gallagher, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, Vanessa Canterbury, and the Powell (James, Katie, James, Everett, Charles, Russel, Henry, and Samson) and Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) families.
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, Anthony Osinski, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Erik Minor, and Vanessa Canterbury who are ill.
For 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.
The newly reposed Anthony Osinski (William Osinski’s father).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2022 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Cheesefare week begins on Monday, February 27th, and ends on Sunday, March 6th. During this week we can have eggs and dairy, wine and oil, but we abstain from meat.
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