January 10th, 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:
Propers for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord & St Basil the Great (Thursday, January 14th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Wednesday, January 13th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Circumcision and St. Basil|
|Thursday, January 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision and St. Basil|
|Saturday, January 16th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, January 17th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
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 thinking of trying to do it on Tuesday evenings.
We will have our next Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, January 16th, at 9:00 a.m.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
We will be visited by sisters from the St. Elizabeth Convent in Belarus on the weekend of January 24th. They will make a presentation, and will be selling items they will bring to support the good work that they do.
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children in the youth choir, they can sign up on the paper form in trapeza hall.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 31st Sunday after Pentecost, here:
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Council will meet on Tuesday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m. via the Internet.
Bookstore News: We have new Crosses and Icons of St. Paisios the Athonite that are now in stock.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30th November 2020):
Building Fund: $36,649.00
For November 2020:
Building Fund: $6,275.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Christmas Changes Our Lives – Sunday after Nativity,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
(Listening to Fr. Josiah’s sermons are free, but you do have to set up an account to access them)
This Sunday: 1/10/21 (No Fast): Parish Yolka.
Next Sunday: 1/17/21 (No Fast): The Sisterhood will provide the meal, in honor of St. Juliana’s Feast Day.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/10/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 1/24/21 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 1/9/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 1/16/21: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 1/10/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 1/17/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Ivan Kuzmin’s Birthday – Tuesday, January 5th.
Eugenia Charytoniuk’s Name day & Christopher’s Birthday – Wednesday, January 6th.
Rdr. Steven Pennings’ Name day – Saturday, January 9th.
Fr. David Companik, Deacon David Shephard, Joseph Ibanez, James Hirsch, James Holloway, David Stone, Rassophore-Monk David (Mahand); Jackie and James (Eric) Bruner’s Name day & Matushka Genevieve (Jennifer) Companik’s Birthday – Sunday, January 10th.
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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; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; 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; Ioann Galitzine, 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 George Korz, Irina, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth de Carion
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), Maria-Anna Galitzine, 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.
The Schedule for November 2020 through January 2021:
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: Monday, January 4th is a normal fast day. On Tuesday January 5th; and Wednesday, January 6th, wine, and oil are permitted – though on Wednesday, it is customary to fast strictly until evening. On Thursday, January 7th, we break the fast, and do not fast again until the Eve of Theophany, which falls on Monday, January 18th.
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