June 21st, 2020
Stuff from the Priest: Review: The Soul’s Longing: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Biblical Interpretation 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:
Propers for the Saturday of June 27th n.s.:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, June 27th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy Restricted to those at high risk and their families.
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, June 28th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will no longer be using sign-up lists for Sunday and Feast day liturgies, but in order to accommodate parishioners who are in high risk categories with regard to the Coronavirus (and those in their households), we will have Liturgy on all of the Saturdays in the month of June, but attendance at these Saturday liturgies will be restricted to those people — this does not apply, however, to clergy, servers, or those singing in the choir. The links for those who wish to attend to sign up are as follows:
Saturday, June 20th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1trk7hGv7iSsFzqCHfCmukroiCNYHumiaP_pTBS7Oxj0
Saturday, June 27th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kyqc1u1QWB4qZ7gCbQTeFMtjKRZhaxI-guo_faAbm2k
The Pastoral School of our Diocese is offering courses this summer in a variety of subjects that may be of interest, included Slavonic, Greek, Latin, and Liturgics:
We have a number of books and videos on a table in the Parish Hall that are available for free to whoever wants them. A number of these are in Russian.
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 the sermon for the feast of All Saints of Russia, by St. John of Shanghai, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “That’s Not Very Texan,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 6/21/20 (Fast: fish, wine, and oil permitted): During the Apostles Fast, we will provide drinks, chips, and fruit. If you need something more substantial, you are encourage to bring something additional.
Next Sunday: 6/28/20 (Fast: fish, wine, and oil permitted): During the Apostles Fast, we will provide drinks, chips, and fruit. If you need something more substantial, you are encourage to bring something additional.
Currently: (Ending on): 6/21/20 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 7/5/20 – Team Agustin.
This Saturday: 6/20/20: Rdr James Hall.
Next Saturday: 6/27/20: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 6/21/20: Abby Hall.
Next Sunday: 6/28/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nikolas Lay’s Birthday – Monday, June 15th
Kevin Shaw’s Name day; Renee (Ann) Nahlous’ birthday – Tuesday, June 16th.
Tiffany Yates’s Birthday – Wednesday, June 17th.
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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, Alexandra Parker, and Maxim Singh, 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 Archbishop Agapit; Hierodeacon Polycarp (Sidirov); Natalia; 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.
For the Reposed: Shawna; James; Michael Word; Rev. Mario Tamez; Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother).
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Cancelled until further notice.
The Schedule for the remainder of April through July 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
Monday, June 22nd; and Friday, June 26th are normal fast days. On Tuesday, June 23rd; Wednesday, June 24th; Saturday, June 2th; and Sunday, June 28th, fish, wine, and oil are permited. On Thursday, June 25th, wine and oil are permitted.
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