January 8th, 2023
Stump the Priest: Question: “How are the 12 days of the Nativity Feast numbered? Does it start on the Feast itself or the next day? Is the last day of the feast the 12th Day?” 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 (Sunday, January 8th):
Propers for the Feast of the Circumcision and St. Basil the Great (Saturday, January 14th):
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, January 13th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Circumcision & St. Basil|
|Saturday, January 14th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision & St. Basil
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, January 15th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Our next Bible Study on the Psalms will be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying Psalms 21 through 23. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, you can login at: https://meet.google.com/efy-jqnw-yyy
Christmas Yolka: We will have the Houston Balalaika Orchestra at our Christmas Yolka, on Sunday, January 8th, following the Liturgy. If you would like to sing or play an instrument at the Yolka, please speak with Svetlana Cherskaya.
Ministry Opportunities: If you are interested in serving as a God parent for new catechumens, or participating in our visitation ministry, please speak with Fr. John Whiteford.
The House Blessing Schedule is posted here: https://saintjonah.org/bltn/houseblessings2023.htm If the date your family is listed, please let Fr. John Whiteford know ASAP. If your family is not listed, and you want your home blessed, please let him know that too.
If you have any Nominations for Parish Council for our Annual Meeting in February 2023, please let Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado know.
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, January 28th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday, January 16th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/uzs-pmqg-fgj
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Friday, February 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/bii-nbpy-khy
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy on Sunday, February 19th.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will hold their annual meeting following trapeza on Sunday, January 15, 2023. All women of the parish are invited and encouraged to attend. During this meeting, we will go over what the Sisterhood has done in the past and set a vision for the new year. We are looking to grow our presence in the parish and in the community at large through fundraising and almsgiving. Please bring any and all ideas that you have for new projects for the year.
We will also vote on new council members. Several of our current members are stepping down and we are in need of the following positions on the council: President, Vice President, and Treasurer. If you feel inclined to serve in this capacity, or simply know that you would like to be on the council but are unsure of a position, please reach out to Merilee Eidson or myself directly so we can add your name.
We will pass out membership forms at the meeting, but if you would like to complete it ahead of time, please use the digital copy found here.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 November 2022):
Building Fund: $11,273.87
For November 2022:
Building Fund: $1,092.45
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Nativity Epistle of 1962, by Saint John, Archbishop of Shanghai, here:
Recommended Viewing for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “Living Christmas (Synaxis of the Theotokos 2021),” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/8/23 (No Fast): Parish Potluck
Next Sunday: 1/15/23 (No Fast): The Sisterhood
Currently: (Ending on): 1/15/23 – Team Marcus.
Next (Ending on): 1/29/23 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 1/7/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 1/14/23: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 1/8/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 1/15/23: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 1/8/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 1/15/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Annie Nowak, and her sponsor: Rosa Mahand.
Tikhon Pino and Matushka Tatiana Trussin’s Birthday – Monday, January 2nd.
Juliana Chrisanthus’s Name Day – Tuesday, January 3rd.
Anna Krutova’s Birthday – Wednesday, January 4th.
Ivan Kuzmin & Alexandra Chibukhchyan’s Birthday – Thursday, January 5th.
Eugenia Charytoniuk’s Name day & Christopher Cline’s Birthday – Friday, January 6th.
Fr. David Companik, Deacon David Shephard, Joseph Ibañez, James Hirsch, James Powell, David Richards, David Stone, Rassophore-Monk David (Mahand)’s Name day – Sunday, January 8th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, and Dennis Tilley, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Bishop Evtikhy (Kurochkin), Anna Ibrahim, and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, and Daniel Sommer.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Zee Eidson, Michael and Brenda Eidson, for the child Mason Eidson, Gene and Beth Beggs, Scott and Carol Phillips, Jerald Spires, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, Antonio, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, Aki and family; and Johnnie, Damon and Elisabeth Myers, and their child, Dorothy, Scott and Shannon Eidson and their family, James Franklin and his family, Wayne Bo Peacock, Vince Powell and his child Rex, Richard, Teresa. Marcie Dark, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Teodoro Regis (Piotr Fraczek’s Cousin).
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No Sunday School this week due to the Christmas Yolka
The Schedule for November 2022 through January 2023:
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Saturday, January 7th we break the fast, and do not fast again until Wednesday, January 18th.
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