May 1st, 2022
Stump the Priest: Question: “In 1 John 1:9, the apostle teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. But Orthodoxy teaches us that we must confess our sins to a priest in order to be saved and forgiven. If God forgives our sins when we ask him to, pursuant to 1 John 1:9, why then the need to go to a priest? And if we are forgiven when we go to a priest, and a priest is necessary, why the need to personally ask God to forgive us?” 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 (May 1st):
Propers for the Liturgy for St. George (Friday, May 6th):
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:
|Tuesday, May 3rd||10:00 a.m. Radonitsa Panikhida at the Earthman Resthaven Cemetery|
|Friday, May 6th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of St. George|
|Saturday, May 7th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, May 8th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, May 25th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/stv-irtu-sft
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. to plan the Marriage Seminar in June. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/cbt-qbhu-vxo
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers (May 8th), here:
Bookstore News: There are many new titles in from Holy Trinity Publications and St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. Pascha egg jewelry and bow pins are available for sale now through until shortly before Pentecost. For any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28 March 2022):
Building Fund: $1,017.00
For March 2022:
Building Fund: $225.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Having Not Seen – Believe!” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 5/1/22 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 5/8/22 (No Fast): To be determined.
Currently: (Ending on): 5/8/22 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 5/17/22 – Team Marcus.
This Saturday: 4/30/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 5/7/22: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 5/1/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 5/8/22: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 5/1/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Jude Morgan, Luka Chrisanthus, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 5/8/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Micah Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past TWO weeks:
The Newly Illumined Ruby Feodorov, and her sponsors, Irina and Philip Smolitsky.
Leiah Carlisle & Michael Carlisle’s Birthday – Monday, April 18th.
Robert Carlisle’s Birthday – Sunday, April 24th.
Dean (Joseph) and Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt and David Stone’s Birthday – Monday, April 25th
Anastasia Martynenko’s Birthday; Victoria Chebotko & Victoria Gutzke’s Name day – Friday, April 29th.
Agustin and Ruth Rafaelano & Tatiana and Guillermo Sierra’s Wedding Anniversary – Saturday, April 30th
Fr. Sergei Baranov ordination / Thomas Evind, Tomas Maldonado, Eric (Thomas) Lickwar & Tomas Charytoniuk’s Name day – Sunday, May 1st.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, Eliasious, Dennis Tilley, and John Gentry, 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 Archbishop Paul, Priest Vasily Melnyk, Hieromonk Ignatius and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, and the Holy Land.
Elena Vilcu, Liza Dydyshka Wood, Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Nina Bernardi.
Annie Nowak, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, and Vanessa Canterbury.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Zee Eidson, Michael and Brenda Eidson, for the child Mason Eidson, Gene and Beth Beggs, Scott and Carol Phillips, Jerald Spires, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Erik Minor, Liza, and Vanessa Canterbury who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, Aki and family; and Johnnie, Damon and Elisabeth Myers, and their child, Dorothy, Scott and Shannon Eidson and their family, James Franklin and his family, Wayne Bo Peacock, Vince Powell, and his child, Rex, Richard, Teresa.
The newly reposed Matthew Walker (Matrona Marsh’s Cousin); Jose Guadalupe Ibañez (Joseph Ibañez’s grandfather); Peter Hödlmoser (Anja Peña’s father); Anthony Osinski (William Osinski’s father).
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No Sunday School This Week
The Schedule for the Remainder of April through July 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, May 4th, wine and oil are permitted. On Friday, May 6th, 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