January 24th, 2021
Stump the Priest: Question: “In the Orthodox Study Bible and in other places online, I’ve seen a chart comparing the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox canon of Scripture. My question is from what canon of what council does Orthodoxy draw her canon of Scripture from?” 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, January 23rd||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, January 24th||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 would like a letter for your taxes, with a statement verifying your donations for the past year, contact Vassily Rodionov at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Friday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be to discuss and approve the proposed annual budget for the General Parish Meeting. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy, on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. If you are interested in serving on the parish council, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado. Those of you who have reports to make, should submit them in writing to Fr. John Whiteford no later than February 18th, so that they can be distributed to the parish in advance.
We will be visited by a sister from the St. Elizabeth Convent in Belarus on the weekend of January 24th. She will make a presentation, and will be selling items she will bring to support the good work that the Convent does. We will also take a special collection for the convent at the end of the Liturgy.
We will have our next Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, February 6th, at 9:00 a.m. Our next restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, February 27th.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 35th 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 December 2020:
Building Fund: $6,475.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “A Triumph of God’s Mercy: A Homily on the Feast of Theophany,” by Patriarch Kirill, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Theophany Radiance – Sunday after Theophany 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/24/21 (No Fast): Sponsors Needed.
Next Sunday: 1/31/21 (No Fast): The Ivanov family; other Sponsors Needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/24/21 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 2/7/21 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 1/23/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 1/30/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 1/24/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 1/31/20: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Jonathan de Carion, Ivan Kuzmin, and Billy Gene Holloway’s Name day – Wednesday, January 20th.
Deacon David Shephard’s Birthday – Thursday, January 21st.
Maksim Pino’s Birthday – Friday, January 22nd.
Rishi Singh’s Birthday & Fr. David & Matushka Genevieve Companik’s Wedding Anniversary – Sunday, January 24th.
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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; 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; Piotr and 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 Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk, Irina, Vadim Vorobyov, 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, 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), Adriana Mahand, 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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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
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: On Wednesday, January 27th; and Friday, January 29th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
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