January 19th, 2020
Stuff from the Priest: “An Anonymous “Open Letter” against Fr. Josiah Trenham” 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:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, January 25th||4:00 p.m. Panikhida
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, January 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
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.
We need to update our parish directory. You can now make changes yourself, as well as submit new photos, by logging into the website: https://www.instantchurchdirectory.com/
If you would like a “Donation Letter” for your 2019 Tax returns, please e-mail our parish treasurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th after Sunday School.
The new children’s book about the New Martyr Peter of Krutitsa, The Sleepy Bear and the Golden Whispers, is now in stock in the parish bookstore.
The Sisterhood will have a special Luncheon on Sunday, January 19th in honor of St. Juliana’s Feast Day
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 November 2019):
Building Fund: $11,499.00
For November 2019:
Building Fund: $4,516.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about Russian traditions with regard to the celebration of Christmas and Theophany, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Christ is Calling Us – Sunday after Theophany 2020” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/19/20 (No fast) – Sisterhood Luncheon.
Next Sunday: 1/26/20 (No fast) – Parish Potluck celebrating January Name Day Commemorations.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/26/20 – Team Agustin.
Next (Ending on): 2/29/20 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 1/18/20: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 1/25/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 1/19/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 1/26/20: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Melanie McDonald’s Name day / John Witte’s Birthday – Monday, January 13th.
Ilaria Pino’s Birthday / Anniversary of Fr. John Whiteford’s ordination as a priest / Emma Marsh, Emily Companik &Vassily Rodionov’s Name day – Tuesday, January 14th.
Seraphim Lewis; Sisterhood Patronal Feast / Nicco (Juliana) Wilkinson & Julie (Julianne) Maldonado’s Name day – Wednesday, January 15th.
Aksania (Anna) Marie Bruner’s Birthday / Matushka Genevieve Companik’s Name day – Thursday, January 16th.
Artem Chebotko’s Name Day; Sarah Solis & Cynthia (Melangell) Rausch’s Birthday – Friday, January 17th.
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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; Summer (Catherine) Bruner, 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: John Ward (Rdr. Demitri Likomitros’ uncle).
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No Sunday School this week
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
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:
On Wednesday, January 22nd; and Friday, January 24th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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