May 23rd, 2021
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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 (Sunday, May 23rd):
Propers for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost (Wednesday, May 26th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, May 25th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for Mid-Pentecost|
|Wednesday, May 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy of Mid-Pentecost|
|Saturday, May 29th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, May 30th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
Several families at St. Jonah are interested in starting a homeschool co-op to begin this fall. If you are would like to participate, please contact Fr. John Whiteford or Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Summer Camp: The All Saints Summer Camp will be held from July 5th through July 9th at Camp Akiva, Pointe, Texas. It is for children ages 8 through 18, and the tuition per child is $305.00. If you would like to donate to help us provide scholarships for children, please note that the donation is for Summer Camp. If you have children that would like to go, and you need help with the tuition let us know. For more information, see: https://www.allsaintssummercamp.org/
We will be taking a collection to help support the mission parish in Lubbock, Texas on Sunday, May 23rd. You can send in donations electronically by noting that it is for the Lubbock mission.
The Sunday School year will end on Sunday, May 23rd. We will also be recognizing those graduating from High School or College this Spring.
The Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, May 22nd, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, June 1st, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. We will be discussing Daniel 6. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/vmz-hjet-rkq
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, here:
Bookstore News: We have more copies of the pocket Boston Psalter in, as well as copies of the pocket Horologion, and Fr. Michael Pomazansky’s Orthodox Dogmatic Theology.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will have a quarterly meeting after Trapeza on Sunday, June 6th.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $264,568.00
For April 2021:
Building Fund: $101,041.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Remembrances of Archbishop Gregory (Afonsky) of Alaska, part 2” by Alexandra Nikiforova, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Wondrous is God in His Saints,” by Fr. John Whiteford here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 5/23/21 (No fast): Potluck.
Next Sunday: 5/30/21 (No fast): Kara Hall.
Currently: (Ending on): 5/30/21 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 6/13/21 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 5/22/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 5/29/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 5/23/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 5/30/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Deacon David and Sara Shephard Wedding Anniversary – Monday, May 17th.
Iryna Chebotko’s Name Day / Athanasius Gregory Solis’s Birthday – Tuesday, May 18th.
Melissa (Mary) and Billy (Gene) Holloway’s Wedding Anniversary; Maria-Anna Galitzine; George (Owen) Trott & Matushka Patricia Whiteford’s Birthday – Wednesday, May 19th.
Michael & Nicco (Juliana) Wilkinson’s Anniversary – Thursday, May 20th.
Christopher & Elizabeth Cline’s Wedding Anniversary / Fr. John Whiteford, and John West’s Name day – Friday, May 21st.
Christopher Cline’s Name day; Wiktor & Eugenia Charytoniuk’s Wedding Anniversary; Joshua Gonzales Birthday – Saturday, May 22nd.
Xenia Galitzine Matta’s Birthday – Sunday, May 23rd.
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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, Priest Benigno Pardo, Priest Cassian Sibley, Deacon Lev Opie, 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); Alexis Lukianov; Michael Murphy; 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 Mary Ellen Comerford, Stergos, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Laura Ibanez, Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt, and Elizabeth Cline.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, 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.
For the newly reposed Weldon Walker (Jessica Marsh’s uncle).
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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 Ibanez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for May through July 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, May 26th; and Friday, May 28th, 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