January 26th, 2020
Stuff from the Priest: “Review: Two Contemporary Translations of the Septuagint” 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, February 1st||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil)|
|Sunday, February 2nd||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.
A video of the Parish Yolka can be seen here: https://youtu.be/eDIoTCSq0jI
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/
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.
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 “A Lion of Orthodoxy”: Theologian, Ascetic, Antiecumenist: In memoriam, Protpresbyter George Metallinos,” by Athanasius Zoitakis here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Seers of Light – Sunday after Theophany” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/26/20 (No fast) – Parish Potluck celebrating January Name Day Commemorations.
Next Sunday: 2/2/20 (No fast) – The Jabbour, Nahlous, and Shaw families.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/26/20 – Team Agustin.
Next (Ending on): 2/29/20 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 1/25/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 2/1/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 1/26/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 2/2/20: Abby Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Ivan Kuzmin’s Name day – Monday, January 20th.
Deacon David Shephard’s Birthday – Tuesday, January 21st.
Maksim Pino’s Birthday – Wednesday, January 22nd.
Michael Herzog’s Birthday – Thursday, January 23rd.
Rishi Singh’s Birthday & Fr. David & Matushka Genevieve Companik’s Wedding Anniversary – Friday, January 24th.
Matushka Tatiana Trussin, Tatiana Galitzine Sierra’s Name day – Saturday, January 25th.
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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: John Ward (Rdr. Demitri Likomitros’ uncle).
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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:
On Wednesday, January 29th; and Friday, January 31st, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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