July 16th, 2023
Stuff from the Priest: “Sister Vassa on Homosexuality.” Click here for the Article.
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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, July 16th):
Propers for the New Martyr Elizabeth (Tuesday, July 18th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, July 17th||4:00 p.m. Baptism
6:30 p.m. Vigil for the New Martyr Elizabeth
|Tuesday, July 18th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the New Martyr Elizabeth|
|Saturday, July 22nd||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, July 23rd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Baptism
The church has been given grass fed local farm raised meat for the Sisterhood to sell to parishioners as a fundraiser. We are asking $5 per package. There are 2 lb packs of ground beef, and packs of soup bones. Quantity is limited.
Coffee: Fr. Christopher Morgan will be selling fresh brewed gourmet coffee in the bookstore, for those who prefer good coffee to the standard brew. He is also selling fresh roasted coffee beans, for those who would like to brew more at home.
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://saintjonah.org/about/the-first-bible-of-the-church/ You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 18th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/dcm-zekv-fea
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Friday, July 28th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 25th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/poc-pzns-qeh
Catechumens: If you are a catechumen, or are not a catechumen, but would like to participate in classes for Catechumens, be sure to joine the Catechumen io group online.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will meet After Trapeza, on Sunday, July 23rd.
You can become a Sisterhood member by filling out membership forms online, the paper forms located in the trapeza hall bulletin board. Make sure to join Sisterhood io group online to be up-to-date with all Sisterhood news and announcements.
Brotherhood News: You can join the Brotherhood io group online to keep up with all Brotherhood news and announcements, or follow their Telegram channel.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28th May 2023):
Building Fund: $8,920.25
For May 2023:
Building Fund: $2,840.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the letter from Patriarch Kirill greeting Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America on the 20th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “A 14-Year-Old Boy,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 7/16/23 (No fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 7/23/23 (No fast): The Rafaelano, Ibañez, and Palmer families.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/23/23 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 8/6/23 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 7/15/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Saturday: 7/22/23: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 7/16/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Sunday: 7/23/23: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 7/16/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Next Sunday: 7/23/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nun Barbara (Watts)’ Birthday; Samson Powell’s Name Day – Monday, July 10th.
Paul Rodionov & Dmitri Galitzine’s Birthday – Tuesday, July 11th.
Shane (Paisios) Martin, Rdr. Peter Lickwar, Paul Jackson, Paul Rodionov, and Piotr Galitzine’s Name day / Nikolai (Max) Goldmann, Deacon Christopher Morgan, Georgiana Chrisanthus, Iryna Chebotko & Thekla Podrasky’s Birthday – Wednesday, July 12th.
Angelina Medvedev’s Name day – Friday, July 14th.
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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, Suzannah Soloviev, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, Rdr. Gabriel Peña, John Watts, and the child Caison Elisabeth Kellam, 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 Alexandra Sieroshtanova, Vasily, Thekla Brody, Mark Bruto da Costa, James, Raphaela Martin, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Elizabeth Cline, Emilia Mullins, Lydia West, and Vera Yates.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Sabina Centinia, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; Kashif (Jude) Bhatti; Jessica Palmer; Janos Roszik; Dennis, Angela and Torin Daniel; Justin, Ashley, Caroline, and John Turner; and Alex Trevino.
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, John Lay, Jennie Mobley, Linda Ballentine, and Kathleen Sorrentino, who are ill.
For the Bruto da Costa family, 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, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Margaret Todd.
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No Sunday School until Sunday, September 3rd.
Schedule of Services for the remainder of April through July 2023:
Schedule of Services for August through October 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, July 19th, wine and oil are permitted. On Friday, July 21st, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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