May 31st, 2020
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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 Saturday before Pentecost
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, June 6th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy Restricted to those at high risk and their families.
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, June 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will no longer be using sign-up lists for Sunday and Feast day liturgies, but in order to accommodate parishioners who are in high risk categories with regard to the Coronavirus (and those in their households), we will have Liturgy on all of the Saturdays in the month of June, but attendance at these Saturday liturgies will be restricted to those people — this does not apply, however, to clergy, servers, or those singing in the choir. The links for those who wish to attend to sign up are as follows:
Saturday, June 6th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GeAPaWPUWBvKukHtUDy0ezR1QlVMAEH3f6kbHI4vpjE
Saturday, June 13th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uq1uWcf0_KsQP0VkdXdi7UCIny4_z2rOM_HC8Lx-L3E
Saturday, June 20th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1trk7hGv7iSsFzqCHfCmukroiCNYHumiaP_pTBS7Oxj0
Saturday, June 27th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kyqc1u1QWB4qZ7gCbQTeFMtjKRZhaxI-guo_faAbm2k
In the Trapeza hall, there is a table with items we will not need in the new kitchen. You are all welcome to take any of these items you would like.
We will have a picnic after the kneeling Vespers of Pentecost on Sunday, June 7th. We will have this meal catered, and so we ask that all families who plan on attending sign up so we will know how many people to prepare for.
If anyone in your family is graduating this Spring, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
You will find texts for services that you can do at home through the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost here:
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 April 2020):
Building Fund: $2,999.00
For April 2020:
Building Fund: $125.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “A Response to “On administering Holy Communion in a Time of a Plague,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Suffering Injustice – Sunday of the Blind Man 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 5/31/20 (No Fast) – No Trapeza this Sunday
Next Sunday: 6/7/20 (No Fast): Parish Picnic. If you will be coming, please sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PD6bDe9p_stjsa8PHO4FLVEscZ4Wz7h885oUbK0e9Xw/
Currently: (Ending on): 6/7/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 6/21/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 5/30/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 6/6/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 5/31/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 6/7/20: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Michel & Monique Jabbour’s Wedding Anniversary – Monday, May 25th.
Rdr. James & Kara (Mary Magdalene) Hall’s Wedding Anniversary – Tuesday, May 26th.
Ioann Galitzine, Rayne (Elizabeth) Herzog, & Ksenia Gutzke’s Birthday – Wednesday, May 27th.
Rdr. James Hall & Wiktor Charytoniuk’s Birthday / Fr. John & Matushka Patricia Whiteford’s Wedding Anniversary – Thursday, May 28th.
Brandon Mahand’s Name day – Friday, May 29th.
Yelena Yegorova’s Birthday – Saturday, May 30th.
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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 Children Irene Harrington and Alexandra Parker, 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); Archbishop Agapit; Bishop Benjamin; Apriest Paul Lazor; Archpriest Alexander Ageikin; Maria Galitzine Singh, 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, June 3rd; and Friday, June 5th, 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