March 15th, 2020
Stump the Priest: “We Orthodox Christians Commune with the same spoon. What about the transmission of germs and diseases? I think germs were discovered in the 17th century. Before that, illnesses were attributed to demons.” 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 Friday Presanctified Liturgy:
Propers for the Soul Saturday Liturgy:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, March 20th||6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy|
|Saturday, March 21st||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Soul Saturday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil).
|Sunday, March 22nd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
We have Faith Promise Pledge cards in the Narthex. We ask all of our members to complete one of these forms (one per household), and to have them submitted by March 29th.
We are doing remodeling work in the parish hall. We are demolishing the half bathroom that is adjacent to the area we serve food, and turning it into a storage area. Please make sure children stay out of that room while work is in progress.
Bookstore: The bookstore has been restocked with children’s books, lenten reading, car icons and crosses, wooden wall crosses as well as Paschal gifts.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 February 2020):
Building Fund: $2,699
For February 2020:
Building Fund: $673
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH Regarding COVID-19,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Coronavirus and the Triumph of Orthodoxy – 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/15/20 (Fast day – wine and oil permitted) – Joshua Gonzales, Rebecca Clayton, Alexander Liepman, and the Cline family).
Next Sunday: 3/22/20 (Fast day – wine and oil permitted) – Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/22/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 4/5/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 3/14/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 3/21/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 3/15/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 3/22/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Ioann Galitzine’s Name day – Monday, March 9th.
James and Jackie Bruner’s wedding anniversary – Wednesday, March 11th.
Francesca (Michelle) Jabbour’s Birthday – Saturday, March 14th.
Christy Solis & Olga Shehepelina’s Birthday – Sunday, March 15th.
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For the Servants of God, 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, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); and Child 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 newly reposed Archpriest Matfei; Archpriest John Anderson, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Olga Shchepelina, 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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, and Mark Reynolds, 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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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2020:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
Monday, March 16th; Wednesday, March 18th; Thursday, March 19th; and Friday, March 20th are normal fast days. On Tuesday, March 17th; Saturday, March 14th; and Sunday, March 15th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388