March 21st, 2021
Stuff from the Priest: “Doing Akathists at Home” 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 Friday Presanctified Liturgy:
(English) Propers for the Saturday Liturgy:
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, March 26th||9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Soul Saturday Matins
|Saturday, March 27th||9:00 a.m. Soul Saturday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, March 28th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
If you would like to purchase Nut Rolls to raise money for the Sisterhood’s Catastrophic Fund (which serves people in our parish and surrounding community that are experiencing truly dire need, with no strings attached), you can order online here: https://saintjonah.org/store/ or you can order in person at Church.
Each Sunday during Lent, Daniela Mocofan will be preparing Lenten meals for sale. Each meal will have a main entrée, side/dessert and will feed 1-2 people. The cost is $10, a portion of which will go to the Sisterhood catastrophic fund.
Last week we had a problem with the Livestream that came up at the last minute, but we should be able to do it again this Sunday.
We ask that each family complete a Faith Promise Pledge form for the coming year. This will help us to plan, and will also be helpful when we get ready to apply for a loan for our new Church building.
Congratulations to Tikhon Pino on the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation “Being and Naming God: Essence and Energies in St. Gregory Palamas,” at Marquette University this past week.
If anyone in your family is graduating this year, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. We want to be sure to recognize their achievement.
Our next Restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, April 3rd.
The Bible Study on the book of Daniel will begin on Tuesday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. For those who want to participate remotely, you can login at https://meet.google.com/vww-bavh-gem
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on April 1st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the St. John Climacus, here:
Sisterhood News: Clean Hearts-Clean Closets Drive: During Great Lent, we will be collecting old, clean linens (towels, sheets, bath mats, etc) which will be donated to the Montgomery County animal shelter. There will be a collection basket behind the “dog house” inside the hall beginning Clean Monday. After liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, the children will deliver what is collected to the shelter. Contact a member of the Sisterhood with any questions.
The Sisterhood Council will meet on Wednesday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m.
Bookstore News: Christmas ornaments are discounted 20%.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2020):
Building Fund: $36,649.00
For December 2020:
Building Fund: $6,475.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Lenten Epistle of Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Anthropological Iconoclasm,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 3/21/21 (Fast: wine, oil permitted): The Wilkinson Family, additional sponsors needed.
Next Sunday: 3/28/21 (Fast: wine, oil permitted): Sponsors needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/21/21 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 4/4/21 – Team Cody.
This Saturday: 3/20/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 3/27/21: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 3/21/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 3/28/21: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Michael Alexander Boyarskikh, Christy Solis & Olga Shehepelina’s Birthday – Monday, March 15th.
Zachary Williams’ birthday — Tuesday, March 16th.
Giovanni Jabbour’s Birthday – Wednesday, March 17th.
Elena Medvedeva McCaughan’s wedding anniversary & Fr. David Companik’s ordination anniversary – Thursday, March 18th.
Artem & Iryna Chebotko’s Wedding Anniversary – Friday, March 19th
Maria Koulikova’s Birthday – Sunday, March 21st.
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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 Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Matushka Tatiana Trussin, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, 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, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, James and Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Jack (John) Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; Tatyana Grigorieva; Victor (Yelena Yegorova’s father); and the 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 Vladimir Lecko, Rdr. Stephen Bradford, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, Bridgette Dunlap (Matrona Marsh’s cousin), Adriana Mahand, Karym Kinnibrugh, 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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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2021 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, March 22nd; Thursday, March 25th; Saturday, March 27th, and Sunday, March 28th, wine and oil are permitted. Tuesday, March 23rd; Wednesday, March 24th; and Friday, March 26th, are normal fast days.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388