January 9th, 2022
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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 9th):
Propers for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great (Friday, 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:
|Wednesday, January 12th||6:30 p.m. Matushka Margarita Pardo’s Funeral|
|Thursday, January 13th||9:00 a.m. Memorial Liturgy for Matushka Margarita Pardo,
Followed by burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery (8701 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, TX 77075)
6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great
|Friday, January 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great|
|Saturday, January 15th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, January 16th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The Annual General Sisterhood meeting will take place on Sunday, January 16th, directly after Trapeza. All female members over the age of 18 interested in participating in church events and charitable efforts are encouraged to attend. Elections will be held for the Sisterhood Council, so please submit all nominations by Friday, January 14th.
We will have a marriage seminar in June of 2022, and so will be restarting the Event Planning Committee. If you would like to be on that committee, and help make that event a success, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
There will be no Bible Study this week or next, due to services during the week.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Tuesday, January 11th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/eom-bwhp-hye
The Parish Development Committee will meet on January 20th at 6:00 p.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, January 29th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 29th Sunday after Pentecost (January 9th), here:
Bookstore News: Vigil Coffee Roasters. Fresh, batch roasted, single origin coffee available in the bookstore for $18/bag. If you are interested in subscriptions, contact Christopher Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-795-3897.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Sunday, January 16th, after Trapeza.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 November 2021):
Building Fund: $272,123.00
For November 2021:
Building Fund: $925.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “I Keep Repenting of the Same Sin Over and Over, But I Can’t Get Rid of It. What Should I Do?” by Archpriest Fyodor Borodin, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Living Christmas | Synaxis of the Theotokos 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/9/22 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 1/16/22 (No Fast): St. Juliana Sisterhood.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/9/22 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 1/23/22 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 1/8/22: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Saturday: 1/15/22: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 1/9/22: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Sunday: 1/16/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 1/9/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 1/16/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Marcus Ballentine, Dominique (Tristan) Scott, and Nicholas (Ethan) Peterson, and their sponsors Rdr. Moses Munster, Nicholas McIsaac, and Rosa Mahand.
Victoria McAvoy Name Day & Ivan Kuzmin’s Birthday – Wednesday, January 5th.
Eugenia Charytoniuk’s Name day & Christopher Cline’s Birthday – Thursday, January 6th.
Fr. David Companik, Deacon David Shephard, Joseph Ibañez, James Hirsch, James Holloway, Rassophore-Monk David (Mahand), and Rdr. Steven Pennings’ Name day – Sunday, January 9th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, and John Gentry, 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 Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thomas, Nicholas, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Jessica Kravtsov, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, Jeff Gallagher, and the Powell (James, Katie, James, Everett, Charles, Russel, Henry, and Samson) and Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) families.
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, Anthony Osinski, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, who are ill.
For 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.
The newly reposed Marilyn Perry (a friend of the Whiteford family), Linda Myers (David Stone’s aunt).
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No Sunday School this Week due to the Christmas Yolka.
The Schedule for November 2021 through January 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: All days are fast free until January 18th.
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