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