January 5th, 2020
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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 Nativity:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, January 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for Christmas Eve
|Monday, January 6th||9:00 a.m. Royal Hours and Vesperal Liturgy of Christmas Eve
5:00 p.m. Holy Supper
6:30 p.m. Vigil (Great Compline and Matins) of
|Tuesday, January 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy of the Nativity of the Lord,
followed by a festal Trapeza.
|Saturday, January11th||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, January 12th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy, followed by our Christmas Yolka.|
We will soon be posting the house blessing schedule. If your home has never been blessed, we can bless it before Theophany, so please let Fr. John know. Also, if you do not mind having your home blessed during a week day (as opposed to doing it the evening), let him know that too.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th after Sunday School.
Back by popular demand, the St. Julianna Sisterhood is selling delicious, fast-friendly pierogi. This fundraiser benefits our hardworking trapeza teams by buying a new stove for the kitchen!
This savory potato and onion pierogi is made from scratch and makes an easy, fast friendly meal. On sale now until Nativity, preorder by the half dozen for just $5, which can order on our website. In person purchases are accepted during trapeza, deliveries available for large orders.
Mighty Mites: Since Advent has begun, the Mighty Mites collection has started. During each lenten season, we collect our loose change to give to the Lord. These are our Mighty Mites. There are boxes in the trapeza hall on the round table for the adults. If any of the children painted a ceramic church, they can take them home to collect mites as well.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 October 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 Christmas Sermon of St. Gregory Nazianzus,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Changing the Heart of Scrooge – Sunday of the Genealogy 2019” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/5/20 (Fast Day — Wine, and oil permitted) – The Charytoniuk and Pound families.
Next Sunday: 1/12/20 (No fast) – Parish Potluck for Christmas Yolka.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/12/20 – Team Nation..
Next (Ending on): 1/26/20 – Team Agustin.
This Saturday: 1/4/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 1/11/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 1/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 1/12/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Danielle Hirsch & Daniel Companik Name day – Monday, December 30th.
Aglaya Baranov’s Name day – Wednesday, January 1st.
Tikhon Pino and Matushka Tatiana Trussin’s Birthday – Thursday, January 2nd.
Ezra Wilkinson, Ruth Rafaelano, Rebecca Rodionov, Benjamin Rodionov, Abigail Rodionov, Abby (Ruth) Hall, Rachel Gutzke, Rachel Beck, Sarah Carlisle, Sarah Solis, Jesse Kuykendall, Matushka Sara Shephard, Jesse Mussa, Noah Charytoniuk’s Name day; and Ivan Kuzmin’s Birthday – Sunday, January 5th.
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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.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
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 Archimandrite Ephraim, David Driver, and the Orthodox who have been 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, 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 Munster (Moses Munster’s grandfather); and Kathy (Garrett Eidson’s aunt).
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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 Fr. John Whiteford.
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 Monday, January 6th, wine and oil are permitted. We break the fast on Tuesday, January 7th, and do not fast until Saturday, January 18th.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388