March 29th, 2020
Stuff from the Priest: “Doing Vigil 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:
Propers for the Soul Saturday Liturgy:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, April 3rd||9:00 a.m. Presanctified
6:30 p.m. Matins of the Akathist Hymn
|Saturday, April 4th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Saturday of the Akathist
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil).
|Sunday, April 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
We will not be able to have public services by order of Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo through April 3rd, and this order may be extended beyond that date. Please keep an eye on your e-mail for updates.
We are still working on Livestreaming the services. We have figured out one way that will not work. Hopefully, we will soon find a way that will. We may be livestreaming tonight and/or tomorrow via Facebook, so if you are on Facebook, and if you have liked the St. Jonah page, you will get a notification, if it works. Otherwise, keep in mind that you can watch the services at Holy Cross Monastery via YouTube, just subscribe to their channel, and hit the notification bell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ-sqeQbmgzrL0t8uFJm4Ew
You will find texts for services that you can do at home this week, begining with the Typika for this Sunday:
I will post a similar article each week until this crisis is over.
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 “Nothing Strikes Fear in the Person Whose Hope is in God,” by St. John of Shanghai, here:
Recommended Viewing for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The COVID Cross – Sunday of the Veneration of the Precious Cross 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Cancelled until further notice.
We are having specific people clean the Church as necessary, until regular services are again open to the public
This Saturday: 3/28/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 4/4/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 3/29/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Sunday: 4/5/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Galina Lay’s Name day – Monday, March 23rd.
Mary & Zachery Kuykendall’s wedding anniversary; Jesse Kuykendall & Piotr Galitzine’s birthday – Wednesday, March 25th.
Yuliia Ptytsia’s Birthday – Friday, March 27th.
Ezekiel Wilkinson’s Birthday – Saturday, March 28th.
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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; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; 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 Orthodox who have been 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, 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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Cancelled until further notice.
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:
On Monday, March 30th; Wednesday, April 1st; Thursday, April 2nd; Friday, April 3rd; Saturday, April 4th; and Sunday, April 5th, wine and oil are permitted. Tuesday, March 31st is a normal fast day.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388