October 4th, 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 Liturgy for St. John the Theologian (Friday, October 9th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, October 4th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
2:00 p.m. Wedding
|Friday, October 9th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for St. John the Theologian|
|Saturday, October 10th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, October 11th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Joseph Ibanez and Laura Sanchez will be married on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Eleanor is looking for someone who would be willing to live in her home, and help take care of her, and she will pay them for their help. If you, or someone you know is interested, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
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.
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.
ORTHODOX BURIAL SOCIETY is a ministry of the Southeast Texas Orthodox Christian Clergy Association. The purpose of this group is to expand the understanding of traditional Orthodox funeral practices and assist Orthodox faithful with the funeral process. To learn more or to get involved, send a message to Jess Fields (JessAlanFields@gmail.com)
On Saturday, October 17th, at 9:00 a.m., we will be cleaning the grounds of the Church, in preparation for our patronal feast day.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, here:
We have many celebrations coming up in our parish family-new babies arriving and weddings. In lieu of a typical baby or bridal shower, each expectant mother and engaged couple has a box in the trapeza hall. Please consider dropping a card or gift in the box to help us honor each family during this special time.
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 an Epistle from Archbishop Peter on how we should be dealing with the Coronavirus crisis, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Worship at the Footstool of His Feet (Psalm 98),” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 10/4/20 (Fast: no fast): Joseph Ibanez and Laura Sanchez.
Next Sunday: 10/11/20 (Fast: no fast): The Blue family.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/11/20 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 10/25/20 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 10/3/20: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 10/10/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 10/4/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Sunday: 10/11/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nikitas Stevens’ Name day – Monday, September 28th.
Lyudmyla Solovey’s Name Day; Eric Thomas Lickwar’s Birthday – Tuesday, September 29th.
Vera Nation, Sophie Koulikova, Sofia Boyarshkikh, Sophia Cynthia Hirsch, Vera & Sophia Yate’s Name day – Wednesday, September 30th.
Konstantin Nicholas Galitzine Sierra’s Birthday / Fernando (Gabriel) & Julie (Julie-Ann) Maldonado’s Wedding Anniversary – Friday, October 2nd.
Garrett (Maximus) Eidson’s Birthday – Saturday, October 3rd.
Dmitri Galitzine & Cody Bornejko’s Name day – Sunday, October 4th.
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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; 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 Khouriah Cheryl Morris, Gennady, 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 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Sanchez.
Teens 12+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
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 7th is a normal fast day. On Friday, October 9th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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