March 13th, 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, March 13th):
Propers for the Presanctified Liturgy on Friday (March 18th):
Propers for the Liturgy for Second Saturday of Lent (March 19th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, March 18th||9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Soul Saturday Matins
|Saturday, March 19th||9:00 a.m. Soul Saturday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, March 20th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting after Sunday School on Sunday, March 27th to plan the Marriage Seminar in June.
The Sisterhood is selling quarts of soup during the Lenten season. There will be a new variety of soups available every week and each quart is $5. Please see a member of the Sisterhood to purchase.
We will have our next Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7:00 p.m. We will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by refreshments and then start the Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. However, for those who cannot come in person, they can participate via Google Meets by logging in at 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://meet.google.com/wgz-gxwu-zdb.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/mbs-fnbt-xfm
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the First Sunday of Lent (March 13th), here:
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17th, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Bookstore News: We have restocked a number of Jordanville titles, including “The Arena,” by St. Ignatij Brianchaninov.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $272,883.00
For December 2021:
Building Fund: $760.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the “Statement of the Diocesan Council of the Mid-American Diocese” on the Situation in Eastern Ukraine, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The Joy of Being an Orthodox Christian: The Triumph of Orthodoxy 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/13/22 (Fast day: wine and oil permitted): Mother Barbara Watts, Jessica Kravtsov, and the Rafaelanos.
Next Sunday: 3/20/22 (Fast day: wine and oil permitted): John Ely, and the Evind and Kuzmin families.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/20/22 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 4/3/22 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 3/12/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 3/19/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 3/13/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 3/20/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 3/13/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 3/20/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Luka Chrisanthus, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Ioann Galitzine’s Name day – Wednesday, March 9th.
Katie Mathieu Powell’s [Catechumen] Birthday – Friday, March 11th.
Victoria McAvoy’s Birthday – Saturday, March 12th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, Eliasious, 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 Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Liza Dydyshka Wood, Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, 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, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, Vanessa Canterbury, 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, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Erik Minor, Liza, and Vanessa Canterbury 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.
The newly reposed Peter Hödlmoser (Anja Peña’s father); Anthony Osinski (William Osinski’s father).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2022 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, March 14th; Wednesday, March 16th; and Friday, March 18th, are normal fast days. On Tuesday, March 15th; Thursday, March 17th; Saturday, March 19th; and Sunday, March 19th, wine and oil are permitted.
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