September 20th, 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 Nativity of the Mother of God (Monday, September 21st):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, September 20th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Nativity of the Theotokos
|Monday, September 21st||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Nativity of the Theotokos|
|Friday, September 25th||4:30 p.m. Pannikhida|
|Saturday, September 26th||5:00 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Exaltation
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, September 27th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of the Exaltation|
Joseph Ibanez and Laura Sanchez will be married on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m.
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 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 Synaxarion of Righteous Joshua the son of Nun, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The End of the Death Narratives – The Nativity of the Mother of God,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 9/20/20 (No Fast): Ruth Gentry, the Clines, and the Whitefords (in celebration of Euphemia Cline’s first birthday).
Next Sunday: 9/27/20 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Nahlous and Jabbour families.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/27/20 – Team Cody.
Next (Ending on): 10/11/20 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 9/19/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Saturday: 9/26/20: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 9/20/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 9/27/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Newly wedded Shane (Paisios) Martin and Lydia Martin.
Joshua Gonzales Name day; James & Matrona Marsh’s Wedding Anniversary – Monday, September 14th.
Euphemia Cline’s Birthday / Aleksandra and Michael Murphy’s Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday, September 16th.
John Ely & James Hirsch’s Birthday – Thursday, September 17th.
Elizaveta Dydyshka Wood & Elizabeth de Carion’s Name day; Diana and Vassily Rodionov’s wedding anniversary – Friday, September 18th.
Lydia Matins’s Birthday – Sunday, September 20th.
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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; 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, 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: Wednesday, September 23rd is a normal fast day. On Friday, September 25th; and Sunday, September 27th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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