May 10th, 2020
Stump the Priest: Question: What is the “handwriting against us” in Colossians 2:11-15? Is it our sins or the Law or both or neither? 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 Feast of Mid-Pentecost:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, May 12th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for Mid-Pentecost|
|Wednesday, May 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost|
|Saturday, May 16th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, May 17th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
As we announced last week, we are able to have parishioners attend services again, though in accordance with Diocesan directives, we will have to maintain social distancing for the time being, and so are asking that people sign up for the Liturgies they will be attending. The sign up list for Sunday May 10th is full, but anyone who wishes to can still sign up for the Liturgy on Wednesday, May 13th. Please also continue to pray that we will soon be able to fully resume our normal routine.
We will continue to livestream the Liturgies on Facebook, which you can watch by liking our page, and clicking the notification bell:
You will find texts for services that you can do at home through the Feast of the Ascension here:
I will post a similar article each week until this crisis is over.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 March 2020):
Building Fund: $2,999.00
For February 2020:
Building Fund: $300.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Five Spiritual Lessons from the Coronavirus,” by Archpriest Geoffry Korz, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to an interview of Fr. Paul Drozdowski, here:
Cancelled until further notice
Currently: (Ending on): 5/10/20 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 5/24/20 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 5/9/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 5/16/20: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 5/10/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 5/17/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined: Holden Caedmon Simon and Jason Tharp; and their sponsors: Rdr Moses Munster, Agustin Rafaelano, and Rosa Mahand.
Barrett Nathaniel Mahand’s Name Day – Tuesday, May 5th.
Matushka Sara Shephard’s Birthday /Adriana & Barrett Nathaniel Mahand’s Anniversary / George Williams, George Nahlous, Aleksandra Murphy & Alexandra Galitzine’s Name day – Wednesday, May 6th.
Christine Bruner’s Birthday – Thursday, May 7th.
Marco Maldonado’s Name day – Friday, May 8th.
Rassophore-Monk David Mahand & Panayiotis Stevens’s Birthday – Saturday, May 9th.
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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 Metropolitan Jonah (Karpuhkin); Bishop Milutin (Knezevic); Bishop Benjamin; Archpriest Alexander Ageikin; Deacon Alexander Gussev, Maria Galitzine Singh, Annie, and the 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, Mark Reynolds, Margaret, Angelica, and Luna, 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:
On Wednesday, May 13th; and Friday, May 15th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388