February 23rd, 2020
Stump the Priest: Question: “Doesn’t the 101st canon of the Council of Trullo forbid the use of communion spoons? Why are the laity not allowed to receive communion in the hand and from the chalice, as they did at the time of the Ecumenical Councils?” Click here for the Answer.
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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:
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, February 29th||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil).|
|Sunday, March 1st||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy, followed by Forgiveness Vespers.|
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy on Sunday, February 23rd. If you are an Orthodox Christian, 21 years old or older, and have become of a member of the parish, you can participate in the Annual Meeting. All committee reports need to be submitted by February 15th, and will be distributed to the parish electronically. If you are unsure if you are a member, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford.
Sisterhood: The Sisterhood will hold a general meeting on February 16th, after Sunday School. Anyone who is, or desires to be, a part of the Sisterhood is welcome. We will be voting on our Sisterhood Council members-at-large, so anyone who wants to make a nomination needs to submit the name to Merilee Eidson before the 16th.
Bookstore: The bookstore has been restocked with children’s books, lenten reading, car icons and crosses, wooden wall crosses as well as Paschal gifts.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 December 2019):
Building Fund: $12,125.00
For December 2019:
Building Fund: $426.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Lord Leads Everyone in a Unique Way,” by Hieromonk Athanasy (Deryugin), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Parable of the Prodigal Son, and capturing the “moment” in Great Lent” by Fr. Seraphim Holland, here:
This Sunday: 2/23/20 (No fast) – Annual Parish Meeting — food provided by the Parish Council.
Next Sunday: 3/1/20 (Cheesefare, no meat) – Annual Parish Meeting — Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/23/20 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 3/8/20 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 2/22/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 2/29/20: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 2/23/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 3/1/20: Abby Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Joan Marie (Johanna) & Rdr. Steven Pennings’ wedding anniversary – Monday, February 17th.
Fr. Vladimir Trussin’s Birthday – Tuesday, February 18th.
Mary Kuykendall’s Birthday – Saturday, February 22nd.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Tomas Maldonado, and Child 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 Archpriest John Anderson, Sergei, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Olga Shchepelina, and Daria Pino.
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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, and Mark Reynolds, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Michael Word; Rev. Mario Tamez; Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother); Jacob Gonzalez.
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No Sunday School This Week
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2020:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
Beginning on Monday, February 24th, through March 1st, no meat is allowed, but fish, milk and eggs are allowed every day. We begin Lent on Monday, March 2nd.
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