October 18th, 2020
Stump the Priest: “What is the understanding of the Church on Matthew 27:46? I have done some research myself and I have seen everything from the idea that Christ was abandoned by the Father, to arguments that Christ was not abandoned, nor was He distressed, but was proclaiming that in this darkest hour, so to speak, the Father is still with Him.” 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 Liturgy for Feast of St. Jonah of Manchuria (Tuesday, October 20th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, October 19th||5:30 p.m. Lesser blessing of the Water
6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of St. Jonah
|Tuesday, October 20th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Protection of the Mother of God|
|Saturday, October 24th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, October 25th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will have our annual parish picnic after the Liturgy, next Sunday, October 25th.
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.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
We will have a Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, October 31st, at 9:00 a.m. The link to sign up for the 10/31 potluck after Slavonic Liturgy is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FAAAD2FA4F58-trapeza6
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children to 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 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, here:
The Sisterhood Council will meet via the internet on Thursday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 August 2020):
Building Fund: $30,158.00
For August 2020:
Building Fund: $26,309.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the life of St. Jonah of Manchuria, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “St. Jonah of Manchuria,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 10/18/20 (Fast: no fast): The Maldonado Family and Daniela Mocofan.
Next Sunday: 10/25/20 (Fast: no fast): Parish Potluck
Currently: (Ending on): 10/25/20 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 11/8/20 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 10/17/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 10/24/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 10/18/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 10/25/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Subdeacon Romanos Wren’s Name Day – Wednesday, October 14th.
Elena and Kevin Shaw’s Wedding Anniversary / Justyna Charytoniuk’s Name day – Thursday, October 15th.
Rachel Gutzke’s Birthday / Leslie Denise Barnett’s Name day – Friday, October 16th.
Constantine Nation’s Birthday – Saturday, October 17th.
Olesya (Ksenia) Kettner’s Birthday; Deacon Sergei and Matushka Natalia Baranov wedding anniversary – Sunday, October 18th.
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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, Archpriest Vadim, 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; 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; Natalia Petrova; and Children 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 Gennady, Natalia, Paul, Alexander Feodorov (Marina Watson’s father), and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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 Dennis Reece (James 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 Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
The Schedule for November 2020 through January 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Wednesday, October 21st, is a normal fast day. On Friday, October 23rd, 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