September 13th, 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 Feast of the Church New Year (Monday, September 14th):
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, September 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
2:30 p.m. Wedding at St. Joseph Orthodox Church
|Monday, September 14th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Church New Year|
|Saturday, September 19th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, September 20th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Nativity of the Theotokos
Shane Martin and Lydia Holt will be married on Sunday, September 13th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Orthodox Church (10644 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043). The livestream of the wedding will be viewable on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hng-H18Av6s
We will resume Sunday School classes after trapeza this Sunday. The adults will meet in the trapeza area. The children’s classes will meet together in the Church to talk about the new school year.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, here:
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 30 July 2020):
Building Fund: $3,849.00
For July 2020:
Building Fund: $525.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Prophetic Sermons of a New Confessor: Archimandrite John Krestiankin,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Saints Peter and Febronia of Murom, and the Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 9/13/20 (No Fast): Iryna Chebotko, Daniela Mocofan, Alexandra Murphy (in remembrance of her grandmother Ludmila), and the Charytoniuks (in memory of Wictor’s father Nicolay, and grandfather Jacob, who reposed on September 13th).
Next Sunday: 9/20/20 (No Fast): Ruth Gentry, the Clines, and the Whitefords.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/13/20 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 9/27/20 – Team Cody.
This Saturday: 9/12/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 9/19/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 9/13/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 9/20/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nataliya Nation, Adrian Durham, Natalia Murphy, & Natalia Baranov’s Name day – Monday, September 8th.
Rdr. Moses Munster & Devon (Moses) Broaddus’s Name day & Zoe Wren and Melanie McDonald’s Birthday – Thursday, September 10th.
Oleksandr Bulat’s Name day – Sunday, September 12th.
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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, 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; Joshua Gonzales; 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; Larisa Williams; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; and Children Irene Harrington, who are ill.
For Merilee (Mary) and Garrett (Maximus) Eidson.
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, 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, 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 John Whiteford.
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, September 16th; and on Friday, September 18th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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