February 28th, 2021
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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:
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:
|Saturday, March 6th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, March 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
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 anyone in your family is graduating this year, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. We want to be sure to recognize their achievement.
Our next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, March 20th.
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.
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 “Instruction on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son: On Repentance,” by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Believe Yourself a Sinner – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/28/21 (No Fast): Pizza provided by Parish Council.
Next Sunday: 3/7/21 (No Fast): Tryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/7/21 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 3/21/21 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 2/27/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 3/6/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 2/28/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 3/7/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Mary Kuykendall’s Birthday – Monday, February 22nd.
Valentina Ivanov’s Name Day – Tuesday, February 23rd.
Caedmon Simon’s Name Day; Joseph Companik’s Birthday; Fr. Vladimir Trussin’s Ordination Anniversary – Wednesday, February 24th.
Zoe Wren’s Name Day – Friday, February 26th.
Nikolai Pino & Luke Shephard’s Birthday – Saturday, February 27th.
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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; Victor (Yelena Yegorova’s father); 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 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, 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, Karym Kinnibrugh, 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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No Sunday School this Sunday do to the Annual Parish Meeting
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: Wednesday, March 3rd; and Friday, March 5th are normal fast days. All other days are fast free, however, Sunday, March 7th is the last day we eat meat prior to Pascha.
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