May 17th, 2020
Stump the Priest: Question: Why do we pray for the dead on the 3rd, 9th, and 40th day of a person’s repose, and what is the basis for the practice? 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 St. John the Theologian:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Thursday, May 21st||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy for the Feast of St. John the Theologian|
|Saturday, May 23rd||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confessions during and following the Vigil)|
|Sunday, May 24th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will not be using a sign-up list for the liturgy this Sunday, or the Liturgy on Thursday. We should continue to observe the other precautions we have discussed. We will see how this goes this week, and will make further announcements in the next e-Bulletin.
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.
Thanks to Kara Hall, Fernando Maldonado, Michael Wilkinson, Matushka Patricia, and Marco Maldonado, who all worked on the remodeling of the Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Marco also pressure washed the sidewalks and the Church — and by the way, he has his own pressure washing business (Nu Wave Pressure Washing), for those who may need such services.
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 “On the Feast of Mid-Pentecost: A talk delivered in the Church of the Forerunner in the Bishop’s residence, April 16, 1858,” by Metropolitan Makary (Bulgakov), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Myrrhbearer Heart – Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women, by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Cancelled until further notice
Currently: (Ending on): 5/24/20 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 6/7/20 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 5/16/20: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 5/23/20: Abby Hall.
This Sunday: 5/17/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 5/24/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Jason Tharp’s Name day – Monday, May 11th.
Fr. David Companik & Antonio Maldonado’s Birthday – Tuesday, May 12th.
Barbara Koulikova’s Birthday – Wednesday, May 13th.
Julie Maldonado’s Birthday – Friday, May 14th.
Deacon David and Matushka Sara Shephard Wedding Anniversary – Sunday, May 17th.
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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 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 Benjamin; Archpriest Alexander Ageikin; Deacon Alexander Gussev, Maria Galitzine Singh, Annie, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those 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, Luna, and William 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 20th, wine and oil are permitted. On Friday, May 22nd, 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