May 29th, 2022
Stump the Priest: Question: “I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the “take your purse and buy” a sword verse from Luke that is often used in support of armed Christian self defense. He even went so far as to say, or at least strongly imply, that Christians shouldn’t kill in combat/war. So, I suppose the question is, what is the Orthodox Church’s teaching regarding a Christian’s right or ability to hurt or kill others in self-defense? As soldiers during war? What about defending one’s family from violence?” 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 (Sunday, May 29th):
Propers for the Apodosis of Pascha (Wednesday, June 1st):
Propers for the Feast of the Ascension (Thursday, June 2nd):
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 31st||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Apodosis of Pascha|
|Wednesday, June 1st||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Apodosis of Pascha
6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Ascension
|Thursday, June 2nd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Ascension|
|Saturday, June 4th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, June 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Register now for our Marriage Seminar, Saturday, June 4th with Drs. David and Mary Ford.
Congratulations to those graduating this year: Marco Maldonado, Giovanni Jabbour, Ekaterina Butenko, and Michael Chrisanthus.
We will take a special collection each Sunday to help Ukrainian Refugees between now and June 5th.
Michael Varlerio and Hannah Mencher will be married on Sunday, June 5th, at 2:00 p.m. Hannah & Michael’s are inviting all of you to their wedding, but reservations must be made according to the invitation which have been placed on the Trapeza tables.
Summer Camps: We would like to invite all kids to get together for a week of day camp at St. Jonah’s held Monday through Friday, June 27th through July 1st, 9 am to 3 pm. The link for the day camp registration is here: https://forms.gle/BpQijTn8gtraJbhF9 You can see pictures from last years day camp here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9kRAR6HrZJDmq8rG8
Also, our parish youth committee invites young people 13 to 18 years old to take part in a Teen overnight retreat in Goodrich, TX, from June 19th through Friday June 24th. We are asking people to register within the next 3 weeks (by June 5th). The link for all the details about the camp and the registration form is here: https://forms.gle/1nX9QR4qEEh8QtccA
Parents and those would like to volunteer can talk to Svetlana Cherskaya or Rosa Mahand. Volunteers who can help with hiking and outside activities for teen week can talk to Alexander Liepman. Day Camp volunteers please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FAAAD2FA4F58-stjonah
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, June 11th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, June 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/zso-wepo-vqm
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday, June 27th, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through Pentecost Sunday (June 12th), here:
Bookstore News: This Sunday is the last Sunday that Pascha egg jewelry will be available.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28 April 2022):
Building Fund: $1,442.00
For April 2022:
Building Fund: $425.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “On the Death of Metropolitan Hilarion,” by Fr. Victor Potapov, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Standing With Christ” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 5/29/22 (No Fast): Eugenia and Justyna Charytoniuk, and Julie Maldonado.
Next Sunday: 6/5/22 (No Fast): Rosa Mahand, and the Martin and Wood families.
Currently: (Ending on): 6/5/22 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 6/19/22 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 5/28/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 6/4/22: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 5/29/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 6/5/22: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 5/29/22: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 6/5/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
Xenia Galitzine Matta’s Birthday – Monday, May 23rd.
Angelina Yates & Xavier Lerma’s Birthday – Tuesday, May 24th.
Yelena Vilcu and Constantine Craig’s, and Michel & Monique Jabbour’s Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday, May 25th.
Joseph Ibanez’s Birthday; Rdr. James & Kara (Mary Magdalene) Hall’s Wedding Anniversary – Thursday, May 26th.
Ioann Galitzine & Ksenia Gutzke’s Birthday – Friday, May 27th.
Ilya Krutov, Rdr. James Hall & Wiktor Charytoniuk’s Birthday / Fr. John & Matushka Patricia Whiteford’s Wedding Anniversary – Saturday, May 28th.
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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 Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Paul, Matushka Genevieve Glagolev, and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, and the Holy Land.
Lydia West, Elena Vilcu, Liza Dydyshka Wood, Daria Pino, Nina Bernardi.
Annie Nowak, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, Vanessa Canterbury, and Deborah and Alexander Gessell.
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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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
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, June 1st; and Friday, June 3rd, 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