July 12th, 2020
Stump the Priest: Question: “Since the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), and the Moscow Patriarchate (MP) have reconciled, why is it that we still have three jurisdictions of Russian origin in the US. We still have ROCOR, we have parishes that are still part of the MP, and we have the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) which was granted a Tomos of Autocephaly by the MP. Aside from all of the historical past disagreements and associated negative “reasons” for why these jurisdictions came into being, is anything being done to unite these three jurisdictions?” 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:
Propers for the Feast of the New Martyr Elizabeth (Saturday, July 18th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, July 17th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for New Martyr Elizabeth|
|Saturday, July 18th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the New Martyr Elizabeth
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, July 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will have a special collection for a Ukrainian woman who is unemployed, has an infant, and is in need.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
In the month of July we will have one extra liturgy each week. We will only restrict the liturgy on Saturday, July 25th to those who have concerns about the Coronavirus, but attendance at weekday and Saturday Liturgies is normally less 25 people, and so for those concerned about avoiding crowds, these liturgies are all good options.
We need some more volunteers for the rotation of cleaning the Church. If you would like to help, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
The Pastoral School of our Diocese has a Catechist Program, that you can read about here:
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost here:
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 May 2020):
Building Fund: $3,199.00
For May 2020:
Building Fund: $200.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “An Open Letter to Fr. Aidan Kimel regarding Universalism,” by Dr. David C. Ford, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “St. Peter the Apostle,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 7/12/20 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 7/19/20 (No Fast): Teams to be determined.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/19/20 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 7/19/20 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 7/11/20: Abby Hall.
Next Saturday: 7/18/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 7/12/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Sunday: 7/19/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Vladimir Bolling’s Birthday; Giovanni Jabbour’s Name day – Tuesday, July 7th.
Nicole (Maria) Murphy’s Birthday – Thursday, July 9th.
Paul Rodionov & Dmitri Galitzine’s Birthday – Saturday, July 11th.
Richard (Paul) Murphy, Shane (Paisios) Martin, Rdr. Peter Lickwar, Paul Rodionov, and Piotr Galitzine’s Name day / Iryna Chebotko & Thekla Podrasky’s Birthday – Sunday, July 12th.
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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 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, 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; Joshua Gonzales; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Larisa Williams; and Children 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 protection of Rdr. Sergei Lickwar, who is being deployed to Iraq, and Rdr. Peter Lickwar, who is a police officer.
For the newly reposed Protodeacon Gregory Norris; Peter Haddad, 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, and Juliana Wilkinson.
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, Mark Reynolds, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, 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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Cancelled until further notice.
The Schedule for the remainder of April through July 2020:
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Sunday, July 12th, we break the fast. On Wednesday, July 15th; and Friday, July 17th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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