February 2nd, 2020
Stump the Priest: Question: “The text of the King James Version for 2 Thessalonians 1:9 is: “Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” The Revised Standard Version, on the other hand, reads: “They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” Every other modern translation has it similarly. There’s a big difference between “destruction from the presence of the Lord” and “destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord.” The KJV version makes it sound like there’s no lake of fire, etc, but instead Hell is a place where people suffer since they can’t bear the presence of God. Growing up I always heard of Hell as “eternal separation from God.” Has every modern translation added “and exclusion” to the verse? Is it there in the Greek?” Click here for the Answer.
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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:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, February 8th||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil)|
|Sunday, February 9th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
The Choir will have a rehearsal on Sunday, February 9th, after Sunday School.
The tentative House Blessing Schedule is posted here: https://saintjonah.org/bltn/houseblessings2020.htm
If you wish to change the date your home will be blessed, please speak to Fr. John. Also, if your home has never been blessed, we can bless it before Theophany. Also, if you do not mind having your home blessed during a week day (as opposed to doing it the evening), let Fr. John know that too.
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy on Sunday, February 23rd. If you are an Orthodox Christian, 21 years old or older, and have become of a member of the parish, you can participate in the Annual Meeting. All committee reports need to be submitted by February 15th, and will be distributed to the parish electronically. If you are unsure if you are a member, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 December 2019):
Building Fund: $12,125.00
For November 2019:
Building Fund: $626.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Computer, IQ, and Our Children’s Future,” by Andrei Drăgulinescu here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Abortion Evil – The Ultimate Ingratitude – The Ten Lepers Sunday 2020” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/2/20 (No fast) – The Jabbour, Nahlous, and Shaw families.
Next Sunday: 2/9/20 (No fast) – The Eidson, Pino, and Rafaelano families.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/9/20 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 2/23/20 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 2/1/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 2/8/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 2/2/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 2/9/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nina Lickwar Bernardi’s Name day – Monday, January 27th.
Olivia Maria Lickwar’s Birthday – Tuesday, January 28th.
Svetlana Cherskaya and Stanislav Kuzmin & James and Ella Pound’s Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday, January 29th.
Anton Dorovskikh and Antonio Maldonado’s Name day – Thursday, January 30th.
Athanasius Solis’ Name Day – Friday, January 31st.
Stanislav Kuzmin’s Birthday; Michael and Rayne Herzog’s Wedding Anniversary – Saturday, February 1st.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Joseph Reynolds, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Tomas Maldonado, and 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 David Driver, Natalia, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Olga Shchepelina, and Daria Pino.
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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, and Mark Reynolds, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother); Jacob Gonzalez.
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2020:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
Wednesday, February 5th, is a normal fast day. On Friday, February 7th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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