September 27th, 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 Restricted Saturday Liturgy (Saturday, October 3rd):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, October 3rd||9:00 a.m. Restricted Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, October 4th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
2:00 p.m. Wedding
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 Wednesday, October 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
Youth Choir: The older children’s group will meet in church on Sunday 9/27 after Sunday School. Also, 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.
Mother Barbara is asking if anyone is interested in renting a home in the Bellaire area, she would like to rent a garage apartment, and the other person or family would be renting the home itself, which would include an additional garage for their use. If you are interested, please speak to her.
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 “Ancient Witnesses on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Heavenly Things and Earthly Things – Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 9/27/20 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Nahlous and Jabbour families.
Next Sunday: 10/4/20 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): Joseph Ibanez and Laura Sanchez.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/27/20 – Team Cody.
Next (Ending on): 10/11/20 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 9/26/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 10/3/20: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 9/27/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 10/4/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nicole Maria Murphy’s Name day – Monday, September 21st.
Sarah (Anna) Herzog & Diana Rodionov’s Name day – Tuesday, September 22nd.
Jackie Bruner’s Birthday – Wednesday, September 23rd.
Jonathan Reed de Carion’s Birthday – Thursday, September 24th.
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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, 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 Tikhon Pino.
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 30th is a normal fast day. On Friday, October 2nd, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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