November 29th, 2020
Stump the Priest: “Is the idea of a “fallen nature” a later Western concept that was foreign to the early Fathers? If I remember correctly, I’ve seen prominent Orthodox theologians use the term “fallen nature”. But also I think I’ve seen other prominent theologians say that the term is a later Western concept that was foreign to the Fathers, and that its usage is incorrect. What is your opinion on this topic?” Click here for the Article.
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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 the Entry of the Theotokos (Friday, December 4th):
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:
|Thursday, December 3rd||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Entry of the Theotokos|
|Friday, December 4th||9:00 a.m. Hour and Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry|
|Saturday, December 5th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, December 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We have used Yahoo Groups to send out announcements and prayer requests to the parish for many years, but Yahoo Groups is going away. We are starting a new group for the same purpose, and if you would like to join, you can do so by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to https://groups.io/g/saintjonah/
We will have a restricted Liturgy for those who are trying to avoid large crowds or keeping quarantine due to the Coronavirus, on Saturday, January 2nd at 9:00 a.m.
Please be aware that we currently do not have natural gas in the parish house, which means that the stove will not work until we are able to get a new gas line in place, however, we are getting closer to having that problem resolved. Hopefully within the next two weeks.
If you would like to support the work of the St. Constantine School on Giving Tuesday, click here: https://saintconstantine.salsalabs.org/givingtuesday2020/index.html
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17th, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children in the youth choir, they can sign up on the paper form in trapeza hall.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 27th Sunday after Pentecost, here:
We have new Crosses and Icons of St. Paisios the Athonite that are now in stock.
Men of the parish: you can request to join our Brotherhood email group by following this link https://groups.io/g/stjbrotherhood – We use this group for general communication and event planning. An unlisted YouTube video of our first meeting on 10/17/20 is also available there. Our next outdoor workday and meal is set for Saturday, December 5th at 9 AM. Contact Fr. David Companik with any questions: email@example.com 832-791-3344.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 October 2020):
Building Fund: $30,374.00
For October 2020:
Building Fund: $200.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “We Commune, Aware that We are the Dust of the Earth: An Interview with the Ukrainian Primate, Metropolitan Onuphry,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Save Your Neighbor – Good Samaritan 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 11/29/20 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): Matushka Patricia Whiteford (in memory of her father Max), and Matushka Genevieve Companik.
Next Sunday: 12/6/20 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): The Kuzmin family.
Currently: (Ending on): 11/29/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 12/13/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 11/28/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 12/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 11/29/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 12/6/20: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Wictor Charytoniuk’s Name day – Tuesday, November 24th.
Piotr and Maria-Anna Galitzine’s wedding anniversary – Wednesday, November 25th.
Demetra Durham & Elizabeth Chebotko’s Birthday – Thursday, November 26th.
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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 Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, 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, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; George Korz; 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 Metropolitan Amfilohije, Metropolitan Artemije; Metropolitan Theodosius, Archpriest Dmitri Smirnov, Archpriest Vadim, Svetlana Kudrina (Olesya Kettners Sister-in-law), Maria Jaworski, Innokenty Kosbruk, Natalia, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth de Carion
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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, 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 Shirley Burns.
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No Sunday School this weekend, due to it being a holiday weekend.
The Schedule for November 2020 through January 2021:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, November 30th; Wednesday, December 2nd; Friday, December 4th; Saturday, December 5th; and Sunday, December 6th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 1st; and Thursday, December 3rd, wine, and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388