St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church
A Patriarchal Parish in the USA
335 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia
October 14

Epistle: Galatians 1: 11-19 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

Gospel: Luke 6: 31-36 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 10: 38-42; 11: 27-28 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent: The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us on Sunday, October 28 for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: for the eternal memory of: the newly departed servant of God the Archpriest Vincent by John, Olga, and Neva Gayle Candelori, Chris and Melanie Bedard, and Panagiotis Billis; and Margueritte (von Rhine) on the 20th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Winsky family.
Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin).

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Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 77; total 2018 attendance is now 2701 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

October 7

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11: 31-12:9 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel: Luke 5: 1-11 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, as he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent: The family of Fr. Vincent thank all parishioners and friends for their prayers, sharing of memories and support. We hope that you will be able to join us after church on Sunday, October 28 for a panykhida in recognition of the 40th Day. Messages of remembrance and condolence to Matushka Patricia and all of the Saverino family, as well as to our parish, have been received from Bishop John and each Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the last thirty six years. https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_1.html https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_2.html

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: for the eternal memory of: Fanny, Nicholas, and Mary (Redkoles), Olga (Zalewski), Salvatore (Paranzino), and the Redkoles, Hudyma, and Shemeluk families by Anna Paranzino; and Valentina (Winsky) on the fifth anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by the Winsky Family.

Prayer List: the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), and James (Chafin).

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 63; total 2018 attendance is now 2624 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

For October 14: Candles: Team 1      Kitchen: Women’s Fellowship     Reader: N. Schmidt      Desk: D. Phillips

September 30

Sunday after Cross Elevation     
 
Epistle:  Galatians 2: 16-20
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.  For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
 
Gospel:  Mark 8: 34-9:1  
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
 
Memory Eternal for the newly departed Archpriest Vincent:
Messages of remembrance and condolence to Matushka Patricia and all of the Saverino family, as well as to our parish, have been received from Bishop John and each Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the last 36 years.  Copies of these messages will be available this Sunday in church, are attached to the electronic copy of this Bulletin, and can be accessed at these links: https://mospatusa.com/news_180925_1.html 
Vechnaya Pamyat!
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  For the eternal memory of the newly departed Archpriest Vincent by the Winsky Family.  There will be a panykhida for Fr. Vincent before the veneration of the Life Giving Cross today.
 
Prayer List:    The monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh), Ksenia (Zukowsky), 
 and James (Chafin)
 
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Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com
 
Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 61; total 2018 attendance is now 2561 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
  
For October 7:
Candles:  Team 4
Kitchen:  NA       
Reader:  T. Nickels
Desk:  E. Stine
  

 
Bishop John extends condolences to family and spiritual children of the newly-departed Archpriest Vincent Saverino

To the spouse, clergy, church council and parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel parish in Philadelphia, relatives and spiritual children of Archpriest Vincent Saverino
 
Dear Matushka, Esteemed Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the repose of Father Vincent, news of which resonated with sadness in my heart.

I knew Fr. Vincent as a diligent and fervent pastor who had labored for more than thirty years as a member of the Bishop's Council, Dean of the Atlantic States and Rector of the parish dedicated to Archangel Michael in the city of Philadelphia. Fulfilling various ecclesiastical obediences, Fr. Vincent zealously served God and His people. Even in advanced age and carrying the burden of physical illness, he never envisioned himself outside the Church and never ceased laboring for the good of the parish. Having a rich pastoral experience, Father was certainly a wise aide and mentor in the administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States.

Not long ago, we were in this church celebrating the Paschal services, sharing with each other the joy in the hope of life eternal. Now the immortal soul of Fr. Vincent personally contemplates the eternal beauty of the Kingdom of the Risen Christ, the Giver of Life, whom he preached with love throughout his whole life.

Unfortunately, I cannot personally lead Fr. Vincent on his final journey, but I want to assure you of my fervent prayers for the repose of his soul. May our Lord who loves mankind grant His faithful servant the Kingdom of Heaven and will take him to the hosts of all, in the hope of the Resurrection and the life eternal with our departed Orthodox fathers and brothers.

Memory eternal to the newly-departed
Archpriest Vincent!

Invoking on you God's blessing, with love in Christ,

JOHN
Bishop of Naro-Fominsk
Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA


To Read:  Past Patriarchal Parishes Administrators reflect on life of Archpriest Vincent Saverino
September 16

Epistle:  2 Corinthians 6: 1-10
 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
 
Gospel:  Mathew 25: 14-30
 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.  And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.  But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.  After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: The health of Elaine (Walsh) by Justine Paul.
 
September Schedule:
Friday September 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am
Thursday September 27  - Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am.  
 
Prayer List:
Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash), Elaine (Walsh) and James (Chafin)
 
Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin?  Please let Sunny Lawrence know.
 
Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard.
 
Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 70; total 2018 attendance is now 2438 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For September 23:
Candles:  Team 2
Kitchen:  Kozak/Taylor/Nasobko        
Reader:  Rdr. M. Peleszak
Desk:  D. Phillips
September 9

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Tone 6

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4: 6-15      For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hathshined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about inthe body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes,that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Gospel: Mathew 22: 35-46     Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt lovethy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my righthand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of Kathy (DeTurk) by Maryann Storey; and for the Eternal Memory of Gilbert (Read) by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starr.

September Schedule: Tuesday Sept 11 Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at10am (with litany for victims of 9/11); Sept 14 Church new year; Friday Sept 21 Nativity of theTheotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am; and Thursday Sept 27 Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) DivineLiturgy at 10am.

Prayer List: the Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), the monk Christian (Lesinsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank(Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James(Chafin).

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners toshow our vibrant parish on our site. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 58; total 2018 attendance is now 2,368 yielding anaverage attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                               Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September 16: Candles: Team 1   Kitchen:Rutherford/Storey/Bedard    Reader: M. Bedard      Desk: E. Vere

September 2

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Afterfeast of Dormition

Tone 5 St. Samuel the Prophet All Saints of Moscow

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1: 21- 2:4    Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

Gospel: Mathew 22: 1-14     And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The Eternal Memory of John (Prokopczek) on the 35th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; and Stephen and Maria (Blaskevitch) by Marlene Blaskevitch.

September Schedule:
Next Sunday September 9 - Divine Liturgy will begin at 10am in the church proper followed by a blessing of students for the new school year
Tuesday September 11 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am (with litany for victims of 9/11)
September 14 Church new year
Friday September 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am
Thursday September 27 - Elevation of the Cross (Strict fast) Divine Liturgy at 10am.

Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James (Chafin)

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Do You Know Someone Who Would Like To Receive the Bulletin? Please let Sunny Lawrence know.

Festival Sign Up:  Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email.

Website Reconstruction:  As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update:  The attendance last Sunday was 60; total 2018 attendance is now 2,310 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September 9: 
Candles: Team 4           Kitchen: Paul/Candelori
Reader: R. Guglielmi    Desk: D. Bar

Bulletin - August 26

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16: 13-24 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints) that ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Gospel: Mathew 21: 33-42 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the Health of Lynne by Vera Lawrence; and for the Eternal Memory of Stephanie (Marchesani) by Madeline Marchesani and Steve Collinelli.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), Arleen (Pauluch), Linda (Dudash) and James (Chafin).

Dormition of the Theotokos Feastday: Divine Liturgy --Tuesday August 28 at 10am. Please bring flowers and herbs for the traditional blessing at the end of the Liturgy to honor of Our Lady.

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does? Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Supplication Service: 4pm today @ St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 506 Stahr Rd., Elkins Park

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com

Facebook Stream: Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish on our site. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 68; total 2018 attendance is now 2250 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Priest Gregory Winsky Rector (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For September   2: Candles: Team 3   Kitchen: TBD

Bulletin - August 12

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9: 2-12
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: Mathew 18: 23-35
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).

Blessing for Our New College Students: Today prior to the end of the Divine Liturgy.

August Schedule:
August 14-27 Dormition Fast.
Sunday August 19 Feast of the Transfiguration with Blessing of Fruit in the courtyard at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
Tuesday August 28 Feast of the Dormition Divine Liturgy at 10am with Blessing of Flower and Herbs at the end of the Liturgy.

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Theotokos Supplication Service: Today at 4pm at the Descent of the Holy Spirit Romanian Orthodox Church, 1323 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, PA

Festival Sign Up: Signup sheets for the Festival are now posted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com

Facebook Stream: Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 42; total 2018 attendance is now 2127 yielding an average attendance of 62 adults/children this year.

Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For August 19:
Candles: Team 1
Kitchen: TBD
Reader: G. Veres
Desk: D. Phillips

Bulletin - August 5

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4: 9-16
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

Gospel: Mathew 17: 14-23
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

If you need a priest:  At any time, please email, call, or txt Fr. Gregory, who has clergy on call to help any of our parishioners while Fr. Gregory is recovering. winsky42@gmail.com 609.405.1920

Thanks and Welcome: Again to Fr. Emmanuel for celebrating the Divine Liturgy today.

Confession: Fr. Gregory will hear confessions today in the church proper prior to the Liturgy.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
The Health of Kathryn, Robert, Nicholas, Mary, Jacob, Daniel and George by Vera (Sunny) Lawrence.
The Eternal Memory of Carol Irene Kauriga by Gregory Kauriga and his family.

Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Priest Gregory (Winsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).

Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920

Blessings for Travelers:  Before you go on that summer trip (or any trip), please let Fr. Gregory know so that a blessing can be read over you before you leave and so that he can pray for your safe return.

Festival Sign Up:
The sign up sheets for the Festival will be posted on Sunday, August 12. Any time that you can donate before, during, or after the Festival will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melaney Bedard at 215.943.4949 or by email at melaneycb@gmail.com

Facebook Stream:  Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 50; total 2018 attendance is now 2085 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For August 12:
Candles: Team 4
Kitchen: Ardan
Reader: N. Nasobko
Desk: Gail Shast

Bulletin - July 29

Epistle:   1 Corinthians 3: 9-17  
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.  But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. F or other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
 
Gospel:  Mathew 14: 22-34
 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.  And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  And he said, Come.  And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.  Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.  And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
 
If you need a priest: At any time, please email, call, or txt Fr. Gregory, who has clergy on call to help any of our parishioners while Fr. Gregory is recovering. winsky42@gmail.com       609.405.1920
  
Thanks and Welcome: Again to Fr. Gregory (Dudash) for celebrating the Divine Liturgy today.
 
Confession: Fr. Gregory (Winsky) will hear confessions today and next Sunday prior to the Liturgy.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
The Health of Stella (Pron) by Maryann Storey
The Eternal Memory of Charles (Staso) by the Staso Family and John (Castagno) on the 40th day of his falling asleep in the Lord by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starr
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Priest Gregory (Winsky), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).
 
Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920
 
Blessings for Travelers: Before you go on that summer trip (or any trip), please let Fr. Gregory know so that a blessing can be read over you before you leave and so that he can pray for your safe return.
 
Facebook Stream: Of the Divine Liturgy will resume in September from the Church proper.
Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish.  If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.
 
Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 82(!); total 2018 attendance is now 2035 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For August 5:
Candles:  Team 3 
Kitchen:  Searfoorce/Prendergast/Mongan          
Reader:  N. Schmidt
Desk:   B. Saverino
 
Bulletin - July 22

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.  For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.  Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.  Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?  I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;  Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.  And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Gospel: Mathew 14: 14-22 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.  And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

If you need a priest: At any time, please email, call, or txt Fr. Gregory, who has clergy on call to help any of our parishioners while Fr. Gregory is recovering. winsky42@gmail.com  609.405.1920

Thanks: To Fr. Emmanuel, our great friend and frequent guest, for serving the Liturgy today, and to the Williams/Kunasz families for sponsoring and preparing a sumptuous bar-b-que luncheon today.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the Eternal Memory of  Valentina Kunasz by the Sokoluk Family.

Prayer  List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak),  Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen and Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).

Do You Need a Ride to Church?  Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or  contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can  help! (609) 405-1920.

Blessings for Travelers: Before you go on that summer trip (or any trip), please let  Fr. Gregory know so that a blessing can be read over  you before you leave and so that he can pray for your safe return.

Mexican Earthquake: To see the results of our 2017 fund raising project to aid in the  restoration of our Patriarchal Parish of  the Protection of the Theotokos in Mexico after a devastating earthquake,  please click on this link:   https://mospatusa.com/news_180704_1.html

Website Reconstruction: As a part of this work, we are  uploading many  photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish on our site. If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.  

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 59; total 2018 attendance is now 1953 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.

Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus  (610) 989-0519

For July 29:   Candles: Team 2   Kitchen: TBD    Reader: Rdr. T. Nickels    Desk: D. Phillips  

 

 

Bulletin July 8

Epistle:  Romans 12: 6-1 
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;  Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.  Let love be without dissimulation.  Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
 
Gospel: Mathew 9: 1-8 
And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house.  But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
 
If you need a priest:
At any time, please email, call, or txt Fr. Gregory, who has clergy on call to help any of our parishioners while Fr. Gregory is recovering. winsky42@gmail.com       609.405.1920
  
Welcome and Thank You:  To Fr. Tim Avram of our neighboring parish, Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church on Brown Street, for serving the Divine Liturgy here today.  Fr. Tim was kind enough to step in at the 11th hour to serve today so please give him your thanks.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The Eternal Memory of Patricia Strange by Rose and Charles Staso.
 
Today:  As we commemorate Sts. Peter and Fevronia of Murom, you can read their story here:
 http://www.pravmir.com/life-of-the-saints-peter-and-fevronia-of-murom/  .We should know that this day is the Day of Family, of Love, and of Faithfulness - a wonderful lesson for each day of our lives.
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen (Kobasa), Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE----St. Peter and Paul Day July 12:  Please note that Divine Liturgy will not be served on July 12, contrary to the schedule previously published.
 
Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920
 
Blessings for Travelers: Before you go on that summer trip (or any trip), please let Fr. Gregory know so that a blessing can be read over you before you leave and so that he can pray for your safe return.
 
Website Reconstruction: Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content:    https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/ 
As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish.  If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.
 
49ers Social Club: Thanks everyone for their participation this year.  No meetings are scheduled during July and August.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk for more information.
 
Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 45; total 2018 attendance is now 1841 yielding an average attendance of 63 adults/children this year.
 
Rector: 
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920   winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For July 15:
Candles:  Team 4 
Kitchen:  TBD        
Reader:  Rdr. M. Peleszak       
Desk:  E. Veres
Bulletin July 1

Epistle: Romans 10: 1-10
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth.  For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
 
Gospel:  Mathew 8: 28 - 9:1 
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.  And he said unto them, Go.  And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.  And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
 
Welcome and Thank You: To Fr. James Dougherty, a good friend of our parish, from St. Herman Orthodox Church, for serving the Divine Liturgy here today.  Welcome as well to his daughter, Katie.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  The health and safety of Laura Roberts on her graduation from the police academy by Madeline and Steve Collinelli;
and for The Eternal Memory of the Priest Stephen Kuzmich by Vera Lawrence.
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Fr. Gregory (Winsky), Nadine(Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen (Kobasa), Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE----St. Peter and Paul Day July 12:  Please note that Divine Liturgy will not be served on July 12, contrary to the schedule previously published.
 
Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920
 
Blessings for Travelers:  Before you go on that summer trip (or any trip), please let Fr. Gregory know so that a blessing can be read over you before you leave and so that he can pray for your safe return.
 
Website Reconstruction: Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content: https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org
As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish.  If you do not want your photo posted, contact Barbara Saverino.
 
49ers Social Club: Thanks everyone for their participation this year.  No meetings are scheduled during July and August.  Contact Julianna Sokoluk for more information.
 
 Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 50; total 2018 attendance is now 1796 yielding an average attendance of 64 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For July 8: 
Candles:  Team 3 
Kitchen:  Saris/Saverino                
Reader:  M. Bedard               
Desk:  D. Barth
 
Bulletin June 24

Epistle:  Romans 6: 18-23
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Gospel:  Mathew 8: 5-13
 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.  But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen (Kobasa), Alex (Kobasa), Anne (Kobasa), and Arleen (Pauluch).
 
Do You Need a Ride to Church? Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920
 
Website Reconstruction:
Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content: https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org  . As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish.  If you do not want your photo posted, please contact Barbara Saverino.  Thanks for your attention.
 
Council Meeting:  Today following Divine Liturgy.
 
Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 50; total 2018 attendance is now 1746 yielding an average attendance of 65 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920    winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For July 1:
Candles:  Team 2                   
Kitchen:  Sevast
Reader:  R. Guglielmi             
Desk:  Gail Shast
Bulletin June 10

Epistle:  Romans 2: 10-16       
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Gospel:  Mathew 4: 18-23   
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
the Eternal Memory of:  Mary Bedard on the 32nd anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord and Rita Ross on the date of her birth by Christopher and Melaney Bedard; and Eva Greenjack on the 15th anniversary of her falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr.
 
This Week:  Saturday June 16 at noon - "East, West, East: A Personal Spiritual Journey or How I Became a Christian When I Was a Hindu Hippie," a talk and book signing by renowned Orthodox speaker and author Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green. Her website: http://frederica.com 
This is the perfect day to bring a friend to our Church! 
See Matushka Dianne for more information.  
Vespers will be served at 430pm.  
 
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), Helen (Kobasa), Alex (Kobasa), and Anne (Kobasa).
 
Do You Need a Ride to Church?  Or maybe even more importantly, do you know someone who does?  
Please see or contact Fr. Gregory to let us know how we can help! (609) 405-1920
 
Ordination of our Deacon:  Next Sunday, June 17, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City, our Bishop John will ordain Subdeacon Michael Ardan to the Holy Deaconate.  Everyone is invited to attend this sacrament.  This is an important day in the liturgical life of our parish.  See Fr. Gregory for more information.  
 
Appeal for Haiti:  Barbara Saverino reports that, through the generosity of our parishioners, $1330 has been sent to support the Orthodox community in Haiti still recovering and rebuilding from earthquake devastation in 2010.  Thanks to all who donated so generously.  
 
Fellowship of St. Alexander:  Kickoff meeting following Vespers on Saturday June 16.  We will meet at the Abbaye, 3rd and Fairmount.  RSVP Fr.  Gregory winsky42@gmail.com
 
Website Reconstruction:  Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content: https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/ 
As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show our vibrant parish.  If you do not want your photo posted, please contact Barbara Saverino.  Thanks for your attention.
 
Our Choir:  Will meet for lunch today at Restaurant Samarkand in celebration of their work this year.  Anyone who is interested in joining our choir please see Gregory Kauriga.  If you are so interested, you are encouraged to attend the luncheon.  See Matushka Dianne for directions.  
 
Festival Committee:  Will meet today after the Divine Liturgy.  
 
Next Seniors Social 49ers Meeting:  Tuesday June 19th @ 11:30AM.  See Julianna Sokoluk.  
 
Attendance Update:   The attendance last Sunday was 65; total 2018 attendance is now 1643 yielding an average attendance of 66 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For June 17: 
Candles: Team 4
Kitchen:  Our Youth
Reader:  Rdr. S. Sokoluk         
Desk:  D. Phillips
Sunday Bulletin - June 3

All Saints Day *** First Sunday after Pentecost *** St. Helen and
St. Constantine

Epistle: Hebrews 11: 33-12.2
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Gospel: Mathew 10: 32-33, 37-38; 19: 27-30
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: The Eternal Memory of: Frederick Franks by Gail and Greg Shast

This Week: The Apostles' Fast begins tomorrow, Monday June 4, and runs until St. Peter and St. Paul Day July 12.

Save the Date: Saturday June 16 at noon - "East, West, East: A Personal Spiritual Journey or How I Became a Christian When I Was a Hindu Hippie," a talk and book signing by renowned Orthodox speaker and author Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green. Her website: http://frederica.com
For more information or to order the Khouria's books, see Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), and Anne (Kobasa).

Fellowship of St. Alexander (Hotovitsky): Men interested in becoming charter members of our new Fellowship, please see Fr. Gregory or email winsky42@gmail.com

Website Reconstruction: Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content: https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/ Note that you can now access our Facebook page directly from the home page. As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show the vibrancy of life at our parish. If you do not want your photo posted, please contact Barbara Saverino. Thanks for your attention to this. In the near future, we will relaunch the website with appropriate fanfare in order to kindle interest in our Church.

Our Women's Fellowship: Will meet today after Divine Liturgy to finalize plans for the visit of Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green.

Our Choir: Is planning a luncheon for June 10 at a Russian restaurant in celebration of their work this year, especially during the Lenten and Pascha seasons. Anyone who is interested in joining our choir please see Gregory Kauriga; if you are interested, you are invited to attend the luncheon. See Matushka Dianne for more information on the luncheon.

Festival Committee: Will meet on Sunday June 10 after the Divine Liturgy.

Next Seniors Social 49ers Meeting:  Tuesday June 19th @ 11:30AM. See Julianna Sokoluk.

Attendance Update: The attendance on Pentecost was 61; total 2018 attendance is now 1578 yielding an average attendance of 66 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 or winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For June 10:
Candles: Team 3
Kitchen: D. Patrick/Veres
Reader: Rdr. S. Sokoluk
Desk: E . Stine

Sunday Bulletin - May 27

Feast of Pentecost St. Isidore of Rostov, Fool for Christ

Epistle: Acts 2: 1-11
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Gospel: John 7: 37-52; 8:12
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for the Eternal Memory of: Frederick Franks by Gail and Greg Shast; Andrew Kowal on the 45th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Dennis Starr; and William Yuschak by Karen and Greg Zukowsky.

This Week:
Spirit Day Monday May 28: Divine Liturgy 10am
This entire week is fast free
The Apostles' Fast begins Monday June 4 and runs until Sts. Peter and Paul Day July 12

Save the Date:
Saturday June 16 at noon - "East, West, East: A Personal Spiritual Journey or How I Became a Christian When I Was a Hindu Hippie," a talk and book signing by renowned Orthodox speaker and author Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green. Her website: http://frederica.com
For more information or to order the Khouria's books, see Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List:
Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), and Anne (Kobasa).

Fellowship of St. Alexander (Hotovitsky):
Men interested in becoming charter members of our new Fellowship, please see Fr. Gregory.

Website Reconstruction:
Go to our evolving website to see its new look and some new content: https://www.saintmichaelsroc.org/
Note that you can now access our Facebook page directly from the home page. As a part of the makeover, we are uploading many photos of parishioners to show the vibrancy of life at our parish. If you do not want your photo posted, please contact Barbara Saverino. Thanks for your attention to this.
In the near future, we will relaunch the website with appropriate fanfare to generate more interest in our Church.

Final Day to Support Our Appeal for Haiti:
Please consider helping an Orthodox Christian family in Haiti. See Barbara Saverino without delay. http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate

Next Seniors Social 49ers Meeting:
Tuesday June 19th @ 11:30AM. See Julianna Sokoluk.

Attendance Update:
The attendance last Sunday was 57; total 2018 attendance is now 1517 yielding an average attendance of 66 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For June 3:
Candles: Team 2
Kitchen: McHugh/Stine/Aguilar
Reader: Rdr. T. Nickels
Desk: D. Barth

Sunday Bulletin - May 20, 2018

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council    May 20, 2018            

Epistle: Acts 20: 16-18, 28-36   For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.  Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.  I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.  Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.  I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.  And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

Gospel: John 17: 1-13 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is com e; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the Eternal Memory of: Frederick Franks by Gail and Greg Shast; Valois Read by Timothy and Alexander Starr; and for Justine Staso and Jurussell Paulin by the Staso Family.  

Upcoming Services: Soul Saturday May 26 and Eve of Pentecost: Panykhida (including prayers for all those Orthodox departed who served in the armed forces of the United States of America) @ 5pm followed by Vespers: Sunday May 27 Pentecost- Divine Liturgy @ 10am; and Monday May 28  Spirit Day- Divine Liturgy @ 10am. 

Save the Date: Saturday June 16 @ noon- Presentation and book signing by renowned  Orthodox speaker and author Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green. See Matushka Dianne for details. 

Prayer  List: Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak),  Joel (Patrick), Johanna (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), and Anne (Kobasa).  

Continuing Appeal for Haiti: Our support of the Orthodox community in Haiti continues through Pentecost. See Barbara Saverino and   http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate

Today: A meeting of the Church Council will be held.  During the meeting, Archangel Kino will present a video about the Women’s Monastery at Diveevo  founded by St. Seraphim of Sarov.   

Next Seniors Social 49ers Meeting:  Tuesday June 19th @ 11:30AM. See Julianna Sokoluk.  

Attendance Update: The attendance last Sunday was 58; total 2018 attendance is now 1460  yielding an average attendance of 66 adults/children this year.

Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com

Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus  (610) 989-0519

For May 27:     Candles: Team 1,   Kitchen: Parish,  Reader: N. Schmidt,  Desk: Gail Shast

Sunday Bulletin - May 13, 2018

Sixth Sunday of Pascha                Sunday of the Blind Man        
Apostle James         St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov), Bishop of the Caucasus
 
Epistle:  Acts 16: 16-34 
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:  The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.  And this did she many days.  But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.  And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,  And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,  And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:  Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.  And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.  And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.  But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.  Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.  And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.  And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
 
Gospel:  John 9: 1-38
 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.)  He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.  The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?  Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.  Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.  Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.  They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.  And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.  Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight.  He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day.  Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?  And there was a division among them.  They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.  But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:  But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.  Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.  Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.  He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.  Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.  The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.  Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.  Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.  If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.  They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?  And they cast him out.  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him.  And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.  And he said, Lord, I believe.  And he worshipped him.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
Health of Frank Krewda by The St. Michael Choir; and for the Eternal Memory of Frederick Franks by Gail and Greg Shast.
 
Upcoming Feastday Liturgies:
 Ascension Thursday May 17 - Divine Liturgy 10am
Pentecost May 27 - Divine Liturgy 10am
Spirit Day Monday May 28 - Divine Liturgy 10am
 
Prayer List:
Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), Frank (Krewda), and Anne (Kobasa).  
 
Today is Mother's Day:
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today, we will remember all mothers and grandmothers of our parish, those living and those having fallen asleep in the Lord.  Immediately thereafter, all are invited to enjoy a special Mother's Day Luncheon presented by the youth of our parish.
 
Continuing Appeal for Haiti:
Our support of the Orthodox community in Haiti that is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake will continue through Pentecost.  Donations can be made in our church office; see Barbara Saverino and http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate 
 
Attendance Update:
 The attendance last Sunday was 68; total 2018 attendance is now 1402 yielding an average attendance of 67 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:   Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
      
For May 20:
Candles:  Team 4
Kitchen:  Kozak, Taylor, Nasobko  
Reader:  Rdr. M. Peleszak       
Desk:  E. Veres
Sunday Bulletin - May 6, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Pascha              Sunday of the Samaritan Woman       
The Great Martyr and Victory Bearer George    
The Iveron Icon of the Theotokos
 
Epistle:  Acts 11: 19-26, 29-30:
 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.  And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.  And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.  Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.  Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.  For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.  Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:  And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people.  And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.  Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
 
Gospel:  John 4: 5-42: 
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  Now Jacob's well was there.  Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.  There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.  (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)  Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.  Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.  The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.  Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.  And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?  The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?  Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.  In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.  But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.  Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.  And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.  And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.  And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.  So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.  And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  Eternal Memory of Archimandrite Ilya (on the anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord) and Matushka Jane by Suzanne and Edward Veres.
 
Confession Discussion Group:  Immediately after the veneration of the Cross today, Fr. Gregory will conduct a discussion group focused on the Sacrament of Confession from the perspective of young people (age seven and up; parents are encouraged to attend as well).
 
Upcoming Feastday Liturgies:
Ascension Thursday, May 17 - Divine Liturgy 10am
Pentecost Sunday, May 27 - Divine Liturgy 10am
Spirit Day Monday, May 28 - Divine Liturgy 10am
 
Prayer List:
 Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), and Anne (Kobasa).  
 
Continuing Appeal for Haiti:  Our support of the Orthodox community in Haiti that is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake will continue through Pentecost. Donations can be made in our church office; see Barbara Saverino and http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate
 
Attendance Update:
 The attendance last Sunday was 55; total 2018 attendance is now 1334 yielding an average attendance of 67 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920     winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For May 13:
Candles:  Team 3
Kitchen:  St. Michael Youth  
Reader:  Matushka Dianne
Desk:  D. Barth
Sunday Bulletin - April 29

Fourth Sunday of Pascha                   Sunday of the Paralytic           
St. Tabitha                                         Tambov Icon of the Theotokos
 
Epistle:  Acts 9:32-42:
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.  And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.  And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.  And he arose immediately.  And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.  Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.  And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.  And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.  Then Peter arose and went with them.  When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.  But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise.  And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.  And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.  And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
  

GospelJohn 5: 1-15:

After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.  For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.  And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.  When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?  The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.  Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.  And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.  He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.  Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.  Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.  The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

 

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: 
Eternal Memory of William Yuschak by John and Olga Candelori; and by Nora and Claudia Smarkola.
Prayer List:  Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), and Anne (Kobasa).  
  
Thank you:
From the Champion family:  "To all our friends and family at St. Michael Church for their support, thoughtfulness, generosity, and prayers throughout Mike's recent medical challenges.  The outcome has been nothing short of a miracle and we are in awe of the impact of the power of love and prayer from our church family.  This entire ordeal has reinforced that nothing is more important than the love we have for one another.  We will always be grateful for your kindness."
 
Continuing Appeal:
Our support of the Orthodox community in Haiti that is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake will continue through Pentecost. Donations can be made in our church office; see Barbara Saverino. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate 
  
Attendance Update:
The attendance last Sunday was 53; total 2018 attendance is now 1279 yielding an average attendance of 67 adults/children this year.
 
Rector:
Priest Gregory Winsky  (609) 405-1920 or  winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
  
For May 6:
Candles:  Team 2                 Kitchen:  Diener/Cosenza  
Reader:  M. Bedard              Desk:  D. Phillips

 

  
Sunday Bulletin - April 22

Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women April 22, 2018

Saints Mary Magdalen, Mary Cleopas, Joanna, Salome, Susanna, the sisters Mary and Martha, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus

Epistle: Acts 6:1-7 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. Andentering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.


Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: Eternal Memory of Michael Kowal on his 40th day by Dennis Starr.


Bright Saturday Kudos: To our Women’s Fellowship for their tireless work during Bright Week in preparing and serving a sumptuous Paschal feast for our Bishop John and our guests, as well as for decorating the nave of the Church with bright, new Paschal flowers; to Greg Kauriga and our choir for preparing for the hierarchal Paschal service; to Julie and Nadine Sokoluk for setting up for the banquet; and to Barbara Saverino for planning (and even stopping traffic herself! during) the escort by Philadelphia’s Finest on our around-the-block procession with Bishop John and a multitude of Patriarchal clergy, our choir, and laity.


Prayer List: Please pray for the Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), and Anne (Kobasa).

Council Meeting: Today, Sunday April 22, 2018.

Continuing Appeal: This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children. Donations can be made in our church office. See Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: The attendance on St. Thomas Sunday was 49; total 2018 attendance is now 1,226 yielding an average attendance of 68 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For April 29:   Candles: Team 1   Kitchen: Shast/Saverino    Reader: R. Guglielmi   Desk: E. Veres

Sunday Bulletin - April 15

St. Thomas Sunday April 15, 2018


Epistle: Acts 5: 12-20. And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.


Gospel: John 20: 19-31 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.


Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: Eternal Memory of Mary Bedard by Chris and Melaney Bedard; and Peter Compo on the 18th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord by Sandra Compo.


Prayer List: Please pray for the Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), and Anne (Kobasa).


Continuing Appeal: This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children. This Appeal will run through Bright Monday. Donations can be made in our church office. See Barbara Saverino.


Success of Illuminate Pascha: Thank you to everyone who donated for the lighting of luminaries during the Paschal procession to commemorate both the living and those departed this life. Emily Stine reports that donations to the Church totaled $780.
Attendance Update: For Holy Thursday and Holy Friday evenings, Pascha, and Bright Monday, total attendance was 282 adults/children, lower than the total of 306 for the same four services last year. The attendance at Pascha (126) was the lowest in the last 20 years. Total 2018 attendance is now 1,177 yielding an average attendance of 69 adults/children this year.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

April 22: Candles: Team 4   Kitchen: Grzybowski  Reader: S. Nasobko   Desk: E. Stine

 

Sunday Bulletin - April 8

PASCHA  April 8, 2018

Epistle: Acts 1: 1-8 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


Gospel: John 1: 1-7 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


Bright Monday: Divine Liturgy 10am, followed by procession and children’s activity; Bright Saturday: Our Bishop John will lead a Paschal Divine Liturgy here at our Church to be concelebrated by all clergy of the Patriarchal Parishes followed by a complimentary festive luncheon served by our Women’s Fellowship (sponsored by our Atlantic Deanery); St. Thomas Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10am, followed by the blessing of graves at Oakland Cemetery.

Prayer List: Please pray for the Archpriest Vincent (Saverino), Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), Joel (Patrick), and Anne (Kobasa).

Continuing Appeal: This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children. This Appeal will run through Bright Monday. Donations can be made in our church office. See Barbara Saverino.

Attendance Update: On Palm Sunday we were blessed with the best (!) attendance in three years: 99 adults/children for total 2018 attendance of 895 yielding an average attendance of 64 this year as compared with 2017’s lowest ever average of 63. Let’s continue this upward trend.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

April 15:   Candles: Team 3    Reader: M. Ardan    Desk: B. Saverino

Sunday Bulletin - March 25, 2018

FIFTH SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT   ST. MARY OF EGYPT  
Tone 1  St. Gregory Dialogist     Venerable Symeon the New Theologian
 
Epistle:  Hebrews 9: 11-14 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
 
Gospel: Mark 10: 32-45 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid.  And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.  And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.  And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?  They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.  But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?  And they said unto him, We can.  And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized;  But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.  But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:  And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
 
This week in Lent:
Weds., March 28:  Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 6:30pm (confessions before/after)
Lazarus Saturday, March 31 and Palm Sunday April 1: Divine Liturgy 10am.
 
SAVE THE DATE! 
April 14 Bright Saturday:  In our Church on Bright Saturday, our Bishop John will lead a Paschal Divine Liturgy that will be concelebrated by all of the clergy of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.  A complimentary festive luncheon in our Church hall will be served by our Women's Fellowship, sponsored by the churches in our Atlantic Deanery.
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  Christina Montiero on the fortieth day of her falling asleep in the Lord by Daria DiAntonio and the Montiero Family; Archimandrite Ilya and Matushka Jane by Suzanne Y. Veres.
 
Prayer List:  Please pray daily for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), William (Yuschak), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), Madeleine (Popelak), and Joel (Patrick).
 
Illuminate Pascha:  Luminaries to be lit during the procession on Pascha can now be reserved to commemorate both the living and those departed this life.  See Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar in order to reserve and to donate for Paschal brightness in the names of your loved ones.
 
Grave Candles:  Donations of $15 can be made in the church office for candles lit at the Tomb.
 
Lenten Appeal:  This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/ donate  All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children.  This Appeal will run through Bright Monday.  Donations can be made in our church office.  See Barbara Saverino.
 
Watch at the Tomb:  Those interested in reading from the Book of Acts at the Tomb on Holy Saturday please contact Barbara Saverino by April 4 to schedule your 30 minute time slot.
  
Mission Service:  At 4pm today Sunday, March 25 at Holy Assumption Church, Philadelphia.
 
Attendance Update:  Last Sunday: 63 adults/children for total 2018 attendance of 739 yielding an average attendance of 62 as compared with 2017's lowest ever average of 63.
  
Digital Reminders:  Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website. Please designate our church on purchases at www.smile.amazon.com 
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 or winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For April 1:     
Kitchen:  Women's Fellowship             
Candles: Team 1
Reader:  Nadine Schmidt                      
Desk:  Gail Shast                         
Sunday Bulletin - March 18, 2018

FOURTH SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT      THE LADDER
Tone 8     St. John Climacus      Uncovering of the Relics of St. Luke, Blessed Surgeon
 
Epistle:  Hebrews 6: 13-20 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.  For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.  Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.    
 
Gospel: Mark 9: 17-31
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.  He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him?  And he said, Of a child.  And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.   When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.  But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.  And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
 
This week in Lent:
Today 6pm: Softener of Evil Hearts Icon at Our Lady Joy of All Sorrows
Wed. March 21: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 6:30pm (confessions before/after)
Thurs. March 22: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:30pm;
Sat. March 24:  Vespers at 4:30pm and multimedia presentation of the St. Matthew Passion Oratorio as composed by our Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
Sunday March 25: Presentation- St. Tikhon and the 1917-18 Council by Prof. A. Pavuk, after Liturgy
 
Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: Eternal Memory of Christina Montiero by her students Alexandra, Travis, Sam, Max, Anthony, John Morgan, Amelia, Lucia, and Alexei.
 
Prayer List: Please pray daily for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), William (Yuschak), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), Helen (Karnick), and Madeleine (Popelak).
 
Illuminate Pascha: Luminaries to be lit during the procession on Pascha can now be reserved to commemorate both the living and those departed this life.  See Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar in order to reserve and to donate for Paschal brightness in the names of your loved ones.
 
Grave Candles: Donations of $15 can be made in the church office for candles lit at the Tomb.
 
Lenten Appeal: This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami. See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate  All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children.  This Appeal will run through Bright Monday.  Donations can be made in our church office.  See Barbara Saverino.
 
Mission Services: At 4pm on
Sunday March 18 at St. Mary Church, Chester
Sunday March 25 at Holy Assumption Church, Philadelphia.
 
Attendance Update: Last Sunday: 69 adults/children for total 2018 attendance of 607 yielding an average attendance of 61compared with 2017's lowest ever average of 63.
  
Sincere thanks: from Daria and the Montiero family for gifts and sympathy cards, as well as the luncheon on the day of the funeral of Christina Montiero.      
  
49ers: Next meeting Tuesday March 20 has been canceled due to the snowy forecast. Our own Thom Nickels was scheduled to speak about his new book Philadelphia Mansions.  See Julie Sokoluk for information.
  
Digital Reminders: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website.  Please designate our church on purchases at www.smile.amazon.com
  
Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
 
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519
 
For March 18:
Kitchen: Ardan Family            
Candles: Team 4
Reader: N. Schmidt
Desk: E. Stine           
Sunday Bulletin - March 11

Third Sunday of Great Lent, Veneration of the Lifegiving Cross
Tone 7 St. Porphyrius St. Photina (Svyetlana) the Samaritan Woman

Epistle: Hebrews 4:14- 5:6 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Gospel: Mark 8:34 - 9:1 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

This week in Lent:
Wednesday March 14: Presanctified Gifts Liturgy 6:30pm (confessions will be heard before and afterward)
Saturday March 17: Soul Saturday panykhida at 1pm followed by Mini-Retreat on Confession (confessions will be heard afterward).

St. Matthew Passion: Saturday March 24
Vespers at 4:30pm; thereafter multimedia presentation of the St. Matthew Passion Oratorio as composed by our Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: Eternal Memory of Vera Compo by Sandra Compo.

Prayer List: Please pray daily for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine (Schmidt), Michael (Champion), Kevin (Montiero), Denise (Royal), William (Yuschak), Hanora (Smarkola), Shirley (Blessing), Josephine (Yankovoy), and Madeleine (Popelak).

Illuminate Pascha: Luminaries to be lit during the procession on Pascha can now be reserved to commemorate both the living and those departed this life. See Emily Stine or Julianna Aguilar in order to reserve and to donate for Paschal brightness in the names of your loved ones.

Lenten Appeal: This year our congregation is supporting the Orthodox community in Haiti yet recovering from the 2010 earthquake by working directly with St. Vladimir Church in Miami.
See http://www.saintvladimirmiami.com/donate  All of the money you donate will go first directly to families without shelter and then for infants and children. This Appeal will run through Bright Monday. Donations can be made in our church office. See Barbara Saverino for more information.

Mission Services: At 4pm on these Sundays:
March 11 St. Vladimir Church, Trenton
March 18 St. Mary Church, Chester
March 25 Holy Assumption Church, Philadelphia

Attendance Update: Last Sunday: Uptick to 71 adults/children for total 2018 attendance of 607 yielding an average attendance of 61 compared with 2017's lowest ever average of 63.

49ers: Next meeting Tuesday March 20 at 11:30am; our own Thom Nickels will be speaking. See Julie Sokoluk for information.

Digital Reminders: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website. Please designate our church on purchases at www.smile.amazon.com

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 or winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

For March 18:
Kitchen: Rutherford/Storey/Bedard
Candles: Team 3
Reader: Rdr. M. Peleszak
Desk: E. Veres

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For services and events, please look at the detailed parish calendar at: www.saintmichaelsroc.org

Sunday Bulletin - March 4

SECOND SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT March 4, 2018
Tone 6
St. Gregory Palamas, Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves

Epistle: Hebrews 1: 10 - 2:3 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

Gospel: Mark 2 1-12 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

This week in Lent:
Wednesday March 7: Presanctified Gifts Liturgy 6:30pm (Confession before and after);
Saturday March 10: Soul Saturday panykhida at noon and Readers' class at 1pm.

Choir Rehearsals for Holy Week and Pascha:  Saturdays March 10 and March 24 at 10:30am.

Saturdays in Lent:
On Soul Saturday March 17 the panykhida will served at 1pm (NOTE CHANGE) followed by a mini-retreat on confession (with confessions heard thereafter).
On Saturday March 24 vespers will be served at 4:30 pm followed by a multimedia presentation of the St. Matthew Passion Oratorio as composed by our Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for: Eternal Memory of Christina Montiero by Karen and Greg Zukowsky; and Anastasia Onopchenko by Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List: Please pray daily for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine Schmidt, Michael Champion, Kevin Montiero, Denise Royal, William Yuschak, Hanora Smarkola, Shirley Blessing, Josephine Yankovoy, and all those serving in the US Armed Forces. Please email to Fr. Gregory the full names of parishioners of our church, or other churches, and their families in need of prayers for health. This prayer list will be kept current by addition to and by taking those who are no longer in need of prayer off the list.

Sincere thanks: from the Montiero family for everyone's support and prayers during this time.

Attendance Update: Last Sunday's attendance was 67 adults/children for total 2018 attendance of 536 yielding an average attendance of 59 compared with 2017's lowest ever average of 63.

Kulich: Our Women's Fellowship is taking orders for homemade kulich (with or without raisins) for Pascha @ $10 each. Today is the last day for orders. Please see Matushka Dianne or email diannewinsky14@gmail.com

Digital Reminders: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website. Please remember to use www.smile.amazon.com and click on St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA.

Rector: Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus (610) 989-0519

Next Sunday:
Kitchen: Sokoluk/Kauriga
Candles: Team 2
Reader: Matushka Dianne
Desk: Gail Shast 

Sunday Bulletin - February 25

SUNDAY OF THE TRIUMPH OF ORTHODOX  FEBRUARY 25, 2018 

Tone 5  St. Alexis of Moscow     St. Meletius   
 
Epistle:  Hebrews 11: 24-26, 11: 32-12:2    See insert on Sunday.  

 
Gospel:  John 1: 43-51
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.  Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.  And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?  Philip saith unto him, Come and see.  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me?  Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.  And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
 
This week in Lent:
Wednesday:  Presanctified Gifts Liturgy 6:30pm(with Confession before and after.)

Saturdays in Lent On each of the three March Soul Saturdays a panykhida will be served:
March 3--11:30 am and then the St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society will meet at noon;
March 10-- noon and a class for Readers will meet at 1pm
March 17-- a mini-retreat on Confession will begin at 10am with the panykhida at 11am (confessions heard thereafter.) 
 
On Saturday March 24 vespers will be served at 4:30 pm followed by a multimedia presentation of the St. Matthew Passion Oratorio as composed by our Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev.  

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:  Eternal Memory of Christina Montiero by Reader Samuel Sokolok  and Olga and John Candelori.  
 
Prayer List:  Please pray daily  for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine Schmidt, Michael Champion, Kevin Montiero, Denise Royal, William Yuschak, and all  those serving in the US Armed Forces. 
Please email to Fr. Gregory the full names of parishioners of our church, or other churches, and their families  in need of prayers for health.  This prayer list will be kept current by addition to  and by taking those who are no longer in need of prayer off the list.   
 
Council Meeting: Will be convened today, Sunday February 25. 
 
Attendance Update: Good News! Last Sunday the attendance was  86 adults/children (!) for total 2018 attendance  of 469 yielding an average attendance this year of 58  compared with  average attendance of 63 last year. Working as a congregation to encourage attendance is key.  

Kulich:  Our Women's Fellowship is taking orders for homemade  kulich (with or without raisins) for Pascha @ $10 each.  Deadline for orders: March 4.  Please see Matushka Dianne or email  diannewinsky14@gmail.com    
 
49ers: Next meeting Tues., Feb 27 11:30am "Share the love by wearing your heart on your sleeve along with red/pink/white!"  See Juliana Sokoluk for details. 
 
Digital Reminders: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website. 
Please remember to use  www.smile.amazon.com and click on St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA.  
 
Rector:  Priest Gregory Winsky (609) 405-1920 winsky42@gmail.com                            
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus  (610) 989-0519
 
Next Sunday:  
Kitchen: Saverino/Sarris                          
Candles: Team 1 
Reader:  Melaney Bedard
Desk: Gail Shast   
Sunday Bulletin - February 18

FORGIVENESS (Cheesefare) SUNDAY/Afterfeast of the Meeting FEBRUARY 18, 2018 Tone 4 St. Theodosius Martyr Agatha

Epistle: Romans 13: 11- 14:4 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

Gospel: Matthew 6: 14-21 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

This week in Lent:
Mon: Matins 10am;
Tues: Canon of St. Andrew 6:30pm;
Wed: Presanctified Gifts 6:30pm;
Thurs: Canon of St. Andrew 6:30pm.
Confession: before and after all services.

Today's Divine Liturgy Offered for:
Eternal Memory of: Anna Greenjack by Dennis Starr; Justina Staso by Charles and Rose Staso; and George Patrick by Jim and Dawn Patrick.
Prayer List: Please pray each day for the Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Nadine Schmidt, Michael Champion, Kevin Montiero, Denise Royal, and all those serving in the US Armed Forces.

Please email to winsky42@gmail.com the full names of parishioners of our church, or other churches, and their families in need of prayers for health. This prayer list will be kept current by addition to and by taking those who are no longer in need of prayer off the list.

Attendance Update: Last Sunday: 60 adults/children for total attendance this year of 383 for an average 2018 attendance of 55 compared with average attendance of 63 last year (lowest ever). Attendance at Liturgy on the Meeting Feastday:7 adults. We need to stop the attendance decline.

Women's Fellowship: Raised $406 on its Meatfare buffet and thanks everyone who supported the luncheon, donated food or drink, and worked to cook, set up, serve, and clean up.

49ers: Next meeting Tues Feb 27 11am "Share the love by wearing your heart on your sleeve along with red/pink/white! See Juliana Sokoluk for details.

Digital Reminders:
Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on our website.
Please remember to use www.smile.amazon.com and click on St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA to have a donation sent to our Church based on a percentage of the price of all of your purchases at Amazon.

Priest Gregory Winsky, Pastor
(609) 405-1920
Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus
(610) 989-0519

Next Sunday: Kitchen: Sokoluk Family Candles: Team 4 Reader: R. Guglielmi Desk: D. Phillips

Sunday Bulletin - February 11

 

SUNDAY OF THE LAST JUDGMENT (Meatfare Sunday) FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Tone 3 Synaxis of All Saints of Perm; Translation of Relics of Heiromartyr Ignatius

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46 (see insert)

This week: Thurs Feb 15 10am Divine Liturgy Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple. Although Lent begins on Feb 19, meat is proscribed after Meatfare (Feb 11), even as dairy is allowed for Cheesefare (Maslyenitsa).

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of: Kevin Montiero by Matushka Dianne; for Eternal Memory of: Archpriest John Udics and Mary DeMeo by the Sokoluk Family; Anna Kowal by Dennis Starr; Stephen and Anna Kuzmich by Sunny Lawrence; and the newly departed handmaiden of God Tina Montiero by Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Michael Champion, Kevin Montiero, and all those serving in the US Armed Forces. Please send to Fr. Gregory at winsky42@gmail.com the full names of parishioners of our church, or other churches, and their families in need of prayers for health. This prayer list will be augmented with those names. Please pray for all of those remembered in this list every day.

Home Blessings: Please email Fr. Gregory at the address above to set up a day and time to have your home blessed with the Holy Water that was blessed on Theophany.

Attendance Update: Total attendance at divine services at our Church this year: 323 adults and children for an average attendance of 54 compared with average attendance of 63 in 2017 (to be compared with 106 twenty years ago). As discussed at the Annual Meeting and at the installation of Council last Sunday, arresting the decline and boosting attendance in 2018 has to be a priority for our Church. We can do that if we work together to overcome this very slow start this year.

49ers: Next meeting Tues Feb 20 11am "Share the love by wearing your heart on your sleeve along with red/pink/white! See Juliana Sokoluk for details.

Festival Foods: Are available for purchase. See Greg Shast.

Facebook and Website: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on the Church website at the links at the top of this page.

Amazon Smile: Please remember to use www.smile.amazon.com and click on St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA to have a donation sent to our Church based on a percentage of the price of all of your purchases at Amazon.

Priesr Gregory Winsky, Pastor 609.405.1920

Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus, 609.989.0519

 

Next Sunday:  Kitchen:  Sunday School   Candles:  Team 3

Reader:  Steve Nasobko    Desk:  Ed Veres

 

 

Sunday Bulletin - January 28

JANUARY 28, 2018

Sunday of Publican & Pharisee, Tone 1

Epistle: 2 Timothy 3: 10 - 15     Gospel: Luke 18: 10 – 14

 

Today: Divine Liturgy is Offered For the Health and Protection of Those In The Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For The Health Of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero For the Repose Of: Mary Prokopczek by Dennis Starr, Joseph and Pauline Zak by Karin Zukowsky

TODAY: Annual parish meeting at the call of the president. You must be current in your dues to vote.

House Blessings:   With Theophany and the blessing of the water, we are in the season of having our homes blessed with that Holy Water.  Please email Fr. Gregory to set up a day and time for this important yearly blessing. 

THANK YOU!! Tina Monteiro and her family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, outreach and support during her illness.  She continues to recover and appreciates the support

The week of January 29 is FAST FREE in anticipation of the upcoming Great Lent. 

Parastas Schedule: If you wish to continue with the 3rd Sunday Parastas service for your loved ones, please stop in the office and update our records.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday?  Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook.  Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website.   

Mexico Relief Fund:  The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3960 for Holy Protection Church in Mexico and are still accepting donations.  We at St. Michael Church contributed $1000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

FESTIVAL ITEMS FOR SALE:  Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz;  Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz.  See Greg Shast.

Amazon Smile, a New Way to Support St. Michael’s Parish  Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA as your charitable organization to receive donations.  After you select our church,  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible Smile Amazon purchases to St. Micahel.  .

 Please join us for coffee after Liturgy.

 

Sunday Bulletin - January 21

January 21, 2018
33rd Sunday After Pentecost, Tone 8.
Epistle: Luke 19: 1 - 10. Gospel: 1 Tim. 4: 9 - 15

Today: Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of Those In The Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of Joel Patrick, Michael Champion, Mat. Dianne, Christina Montiero

Parastas: Olga & John Candelori, Sokoluk Family, Sunny Lawrence, Mary Ann Taylor, Rose & Charles Staso, Stephen Nasobko, Justine Paul & Daughters, Justine, Gregory & Family, Winsky Family Josephine Yankovoy , Sevast Family, Nicholas Nayko , Ardan Family, Kunasz & Williams Families and Veres Family

Today: Blessing Of The Schuylkill River: At 3pm At 2 Boathouse Row. Flyers Are Available.

Today: Parish Council Meeting, in the Sunday School Conference Room, at the call of the president. (12:15pm)

House Blessings: With Theophany and the Blessing of the Water, we are in the season of having our homes blessed.. Please email Fr. Gregory at Winsky42@gmail.com to set up a day and time for this important yearly blessing.

Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Parastas Schedule: If you wish to continue with the 3rd Sunday Parastas Service for your loved ones, please stop in the office and update our records.

Don’t Forget - Our Christmas Charity Drive For Philabundance, Last Day, Sunday, January 28.

Mexico relief fund: The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3,960 for holy protection church in Mexico and are still accepting donations. We at St. Michael church contributed $1,000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

Festival Items for Sale: perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Amazon Smile, a way to support St. Michael’s parish. Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, pa as your charitable organization to receive donations. After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after Liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018
Circumcision of our Lord, Tone 7
Epistle: Col. 2:8 - 12 Gospel: Luke 2:8 – 12, 40 - 52


Today: Divine liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the armed forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, for the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero and For the repose of: Mary Demeo by Dennis Starr

Theophany:
Thursday, January 18 - All Night Vigil and Blessing of Water will begin at 630 PM
Friday, January 19, Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at 10 AM

Blessing of the Schuylkill River: Sunday, January 21 at 3 PM at 2 Boathouse row. Flyers are available.

49ers Social Senior Club: Tuesday, January 16th @ 11:30am, the 49ers Social Senior Club will enjoy food & fellowship. Celebrate the holiday season by wearing your sparkly & festive attire for a happy New Year or Merry Christmas! Contact Julianna Sokoluk 610-521-3543 for details.

Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance. The last day for donations is Sunday, January 28.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the bulletin are now posted on our website.

Mexico relief fund: The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3,960 for holy protection church in Mexico and are still accepting donations. We at St. Michael church contributed $1,000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

Festival Items for Sale: perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Amazon smile, a way to support St. Michael’s parish. Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, pa as your charitable organization to receive donations. After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018

Nativity of Christ

Tone 6

Epistle: Galetians 4:4-7   Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

                                                                                                                                   

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the armed forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Today:  Christmas Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

               Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance - the last day is Sunday, January 28.

St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society: Next meeting is Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm.  The side parking lot will be open.  The text to be discussed is pp. 130-155.

Theophany: Thursday, January 18 All Night Vigil and Blessing of Water will begin at 6:30 PM; Friday January 19 Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at 10 AM.

Blessing of the Schuylkill River: Sunday, January 21 at 3 PM at 2 Boathouse Row.  Flyers are available.

Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday?  Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook.  Sermons and the bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.  

Festival items for sale:  perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Have you paid your dues for 2017??

Amazon smile, a new way to support St. Michael’s parish Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA as your charitable organization to receive donations.  After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile Amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 31


DECEMBER 31, 2017
Sunday Before Christmas, tone 5
Epistle: Heb.11: 9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those In the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

TODAY: Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

TODAY: LAST SIGNUP DAY, St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing.

Join us in celebrating Orthodox Christmas. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join us for services as well as the singing of traditional Russian Christmas carols along with favorite carols this year. All are welcome. Our schedule:
Christmas Eve Holy Supper, January 6 at 5:30 PM followed by Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM. If you are attending, please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1 or sign listing on the candle desk, today.

Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/Lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz. See Greg Shast.

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES FOR 2017??

With the year end approaching, please submit address or e mail changes to the church office. This assures you will get your year end financial reports. And save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 31


DECEMBER 31, 2017
Sunday Before Christmas, tone 5
Epistle: Heb.11: 9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those In the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

TODAY: Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

TODAY: LAST SIGNUP DAY, St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing.

Join us in celebrating Orthodox Christmas. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join us for services as well as the singing of traditional Russian Christmas carols along with favorite carols this year. All are welcome. Our schedule:
Christmas Eve Holy Supper, January 6 at 5:30 PM followed by Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM. If you are attending, please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1 or sign listing on the candle desk, today.

Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/Lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz. See Greg Shast.

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES FOR 2017??

With the year end approaching, please submit address or e mail changes to the church office. This assures you will get your year end financial reports. And save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 24

DECEMBER 24 2017
29th Sunday after Pentecost, tone 4
Epistle: Col.3: 4 -11 Gospel: Luke 14: 16-24

Today: Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero; For the repose of: Maria and Stephen Blaskevitch By Marlene & Stephen Blaskevitch Jr.

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

NEXT SUNDAY, DEC 31 Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card
Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card. The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing. The deadline is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

Christmas Eve Meal and Service on January 6
Nativity Parish Holy Supper Meal is a fasting (lenten) meal at 5:30 PM in the church hall. Please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1. All are welcome. Matins and Compline will be at 7:00 PM.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Have you paid your dues for 2017??

Year End - with the year end approaching, please submit any address or e mail changes to the church office. this will assure you will get your year end financial reports. and will save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin

DECEMBER 17, 2017 Bulletin

28th Sunday after Pentecost, tone 3.

Epistle: Galatians 3: 23 -29.    Gospel: Mark 5: 24- 34

                                                                                                                                                               

Divine Liturgy: Offered for the health and protection of those in the Armed Forces, Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, for the health of Joel Patrick, Michael Champion, Mat. Dianne and Christina Montiero    

                                        

Parastas: Olga & John Candelori, Sokoluk Family, Sunny Lawrence, Mary Ann Taylor, Rose & Charles Staso, Stephen Nasobko, Justine Paul & Daughters, Justine, Gregory & Family, Winsky Family, Josephine Yankovoy, Sevast Family, Nicholas Nayko, Ardan Family, Kunasz & Williams Families and Veres Family

 

Advent Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

 

Today:  Parish Council meeting in the Sunday School Conference Room, at the call of the President. 

 

THANK YOU!!  Tina Monteiro wishes to thank everyone who called her, sent cards and prayed for her during her illness.

 

St. Nicholas Day:    Tuesday December 19   Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

 

Christmas Eve Meal and Service on January 6 Nativity Parish Holy Supper Meal is a fasting (lenten) meal at 5:30 PM in the church hall. Please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1.  All are welcome.  Matins and Compline will be at 7:00 PM.

 

St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card:  Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing. The deadline is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

 

Year End Reminder:  With the year end approaching, please submit any address or e mail changes to the church office. This will assure you will get your year end financial reports. And will save the effort of remailing notices.  Thank you.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR COFFEE AFTER LITURGY

 

 

September 2

In today's Gospel lesson we have yet another example of the importance of the sacrament of marriage in Christianity. From so many other places in the New Testament we know that Christ is the Bridegroom and that the Church is His Bride. In His parable today, Jesus tells us exactly how we must live our lives on a daily basis in order to reach "the kingdom of heaven" as He puts it in the very first sentence. Our Lord tells us plainly that the king in the parable is God the Father, and that God wants His Son, the Bridegroom to be married in a ceremony in which every human being is called to attend, the marriage feast. And that means everybody. Note that the first group called, and laughed off the invitation, were the Jews, the chosen people, who would not heed the call of the first servant of God, Moses, the first of the Old Testament prophets, and who, as a result, languished for forty years in the wilderness. So God the King sent more servants, the latter prophets, Isaiah and the others, but the chosen ones would not listen to them either.

We should pay close attention to the menu for the wedding feast-ox steak and veal cutlet. The oxen is a reference to the sacrifice of animals as in the Old Testament, but the fattened calf symbolizes a coming change in the way of sacrifice, as the New Testament would endorse the bloodless sacrifice of bread. Those calves were fattened up for the wedding to be served as veal by feeding them lots of grain, the same grain that would go to make that bread that Christ would bless and give as His Body to His disciples at the Last Supper.

After the first group invited to Christ's wedding feast took a pass, a second group was rounded up, those who were initially not chosen, those out on the highways, the Gentiles. And that poor Gentile who showed up in filthy rags provides the best example we can have as Christ warns us about how one won't reach the kingdom of heaven. Those ugly rags that cling to that man are his sins, sins that had not been confessed, he had not repented of them, so they clung to him and dragged him down and made it impossible for him to wear, much less even find, proper attire for the wedding. That man without a tux, without a wedding garment, wasn't ready for the wedding, just as the five foolish virgins in Christ's parable in Chapter 25 of St. Matthew's Gospel that starts with: "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom." You will remember that five of the virgins were ready, and had plenty of oil in their lamps, but five had none, and were shut out of the wedding feast when the Bridegroom finally came.

That parable is the basis for the Bridegroom Matins that are celebrated on each of the first three days of Holy Week. Our Lord refers to Himself as the Bridegroom in each of the Synoptic Gospels (that is, the ones that give a chronological synopsis of His life and ministry-Matthew, Mark, and Luke). In St. John's Gospel at chapter 3 the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John refers to Jesus as "the Bridegroom," and then knowing that he is "the friend of the Bridegroom" is the last of the prophets, escorting the Bride, that is the Church of Jesus, the Jews and Gentiles who did get ready for the wedding.

The fact that Christ performed His very first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee shows that Our Lord fully endorsed the sacrament of marriage as central to Christianity.


In the Orthodox ceremony of the sacrament of marriage, we see this clearly, as the bride and groom are physically crowned, and those crowns represent the "crowns of the martyrs" as the couple is led around the tetrapod three times by the priest in what is known as the Dance of Isaiah, since the choir begins singing three verses beginning with "Rejoice O Isaiah." Those same three verses are sung by the clergy in the sacrament of ordination of either a priest or a deacon, as the one to be ordained is lead around the altar table three times. In both cases, the ones led walking in the path of making a total commitment to follow Christ completely in their lives, as martyrs do. And as martyrs do, the bride and groom give their lives up to each other, and to Christ, completely. The epistle reading in the sacrament of marriage, from St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians, reiterates the theme of Christ as the Bridegroom: "For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the Church." Unfortunately, and sadly, this verse is wildly misunderstood in today's America, mainly in the overlooking of the key concept of the epistle that Christ taught that leaders must be self-sacrificing servants, just as He gave Himself up for His friends, for us. St. Paul admonishes the grooms: "Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for Her," and then ends by saying: "This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church." A great mystery indeed, as each and every sacrament of the Church that is performed---baptism, chrismation, confession, communion, marriage, ordination, and unction--- is a great mystery no matter where the sacrament is celebrated. At the micro level, we see ourselves as husbands and wives, but on the macro level, we are all together as the Church. In the Book of Revelation, St. John wrote: "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." When the priest vests for the Liturgy, the first prayer that he says when he puts on the white undergarment (called the podriznik) reflects the gravity of the mystery: "My soul shall rejoice in the Lord, for He has clothed me with the garment of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of gladness; as a bridegroom He has set a crown on me, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels, so H has adorned me."

Brothers and Sisters, will we be ready when the Bridegroom comes? Will we have a garment of salvation to wear? Will we be dressed up in a suitable wedding garment, one that we have obtained by recent confession and repentance? Will we, like the wise virgins, be ready to greet the Bridegroom with plenty of oil in our lamps? We don't know when He will come, so we need to be ready each and every day, all of the time; be ready to be worthy of salvation.

Fr. Gregory