January 31st, 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:
English Propers for the Slavonic Saturday Liturgy (February 6th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, February 6th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, February 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
If you are interested in reading at the the Vigil or the Liturgy, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
We will have our next Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, February 6th, at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to bring food for the Trapeza after the liturgy, you can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FAAAD2FA4F58-trapeza9
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.
Our next restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, February 27th.
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.
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 Annual meeting will take place after Trapeza on Sunday, January 31st. If you can’t be present in person, but would like to participate, e-mail Fr. John Whiteford, and you can appear via the Internet.
Bookstore News: Christmas ornaments are discounted 20%.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 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 about the Martyr Philoumenos of Jacob’s Well, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Spiritual Father of the World- Feast of St. Anthony 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/31/21 (No Fast): The Ivanov and Martin families.
Next Sunday: 2/7/21 (No Fast): Sponsors Needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/7/21 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 2/21/21 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 1/30/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 2/6/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 1/31/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 2/7/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Matushka Tatiana Trussin & Tatiana Galitzine Sierra’s Name day – Monday, January 25th.
Nina Lickwar Bernardi’s Name day – Wednesday, January 27th.
Olivia Maria Lickwar’s Birthday – Thursday, January 28th.
Svetlana Cherskaya and Stanislav Kuzmin’s Wedding Anniversary – Friday, January 29th.
Antonio Maldonado’s Name day – Saturday, January 30th.
Athanasius Solis’ Name Day – Sunday, January 31st.
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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, Aida Moussa, Nicolay (Wiktor Charytoniuk’s uncle and Godfather), 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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No Sunday School this Sunday due to the Sisterhood Annual Meeting.
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, February 3rd, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, January 5th, is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388