Divine for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 3/10 First Sunday of Lent —The Sunday of Orthodoxy
9:00 a.m. +Allan Yursha requested by Mary Ann Yursha
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle:Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40; 12:1-2
Gospel: John 1:43-51, Tone 7

Monday, 3/11 Our Holy Father Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Tuesday, 3/12 Our Venerable Father Theophanes and Pope St. Gregory the Dialogist
9:00 a.m. +Olia Uhaci requested by Anastasiya Gali

Wednesday, 3/13 Transfer of the relics of Father Nicephorus
7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Thursday, 3/14 Our Venerable Father Benedict of Nursia
9:00 a.m. +Ella Sowa (Pan.) requested by Bohdan Sowa

Friday, 3/15 Holy Martyr Agapius and the Six companions

Saturday, 3/16 Holy Martyrs Sabinus and Papas
9:00 a.m. For All deceased of the Parish —Sorokousty

Sunday, 3/17, Second Sunday of Lent —Sunday of the Paralyzed Man and St Gregory Panamas
9:00 a.m. For the people of the parish
10:30 a.m.+Roman Lutsiuk —Panachyda

Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2
Gospel: John 1:43-51, Tone 7

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 3/03, Cheesefare Sunday
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21, Tone 6

Note well: All weekdays of Great Lent are liturgical. On Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified is celebrated, according to the Dolnytskyj Typikon (p. 349).

Clean Monday, 3/04/19 Our Venerable Father Gerasimus of the Jordan —First Day of Lent
NO MEAT and NO DAIRY

Tuesday, 3/05, The Holy Martyr Conon

Wednesday, 3/06, the Holy 40 martyrs of Ammorium

Thursday, 3/07, The Holy Priest-martyrs and Bishops of Cherson Basil, Ephrem, Capiton, Eugene, Etherius and others.

Friday, 3/08, The Holy Bishop-Confessor Theophylact

Saturday, 3/09, The Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit and the Holy 40 martyrs of Sebaste
9:00 a.m. +Catherine Levitzky (10th Anniv., Pan.) requested by Joseph M. Levitzky

Sunday, 3/10, 1st Sunday of Lent —Sunday of Orthodoxy
9:00 a.m. +Allan Yursha requested by Mary Ann Yursha
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2
Gospel: John 1:43-51, Tone 7

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 2/24, Meatfare Sunday  —First and Second Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist.

9:00 a.m. +Gregory Dubno requested by the Family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46, Tone 5

Monday, 2/25, Our Patriarch Tarasius
9:00 a.m. A Special Intention

Tuesday, 2/26, Holy Bishop Porphry of Gaza
9:00 a.m. +Myroslaw Trojan (Pan.) requested by Nadia Trojan

Wednesday, 2/27, Our Ven. Confessor Procopius

Thursday, 2/28, Our Venerable Confessor Basil

Friday, 3/01, Our Ven. Martyr Eudokia

Saturday, 3/02, Holy Martyrs Eutropius and Kleonicus
9:00 a.m. +Ivan (3rd Anniv.) Halyna (12th Anniv.) Lobay (Pan.) requested by Maria Lobay

Sunday, 3/03, Cheesefare Sunday
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21, Tone 6

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 2/10, Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee —The Holy Martyr Charalampias
9:00 a.m. +Wasyl Jurecko requested by Stefania Sadiwsky
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

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

Monday, 2/11, The Holy Priest-Martyr Blaise
9:00 a.m. +Enrico Gustave Behenchia, Sr. requested by Jane

Tuesday, 2/12, Our Holy Father Meletius

Wednesday, 2/13, Our Venerable Father Martinian
9:00 a.m. +Bohdana Tretiakova, BohdanMyrosh, Mark Barabash requested by the Chermak Family

Thursday, 2/14, The Repose of Our Venerable Father Constantine the Philosopher, in the Monastic Life, Cyril, Teacher of the Slavs
9:00 a.m. +Anna Lipcan (10th Anniv., Pan.,) requested by Barbara and Patrick Bagley

Friday, 2/15, The Holy Apostle Onesimus

Saturday, 2/16, The Holy Martyrs Pamphilius the Priest
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Mariangeles Burger requested by John Burger

Sunday, 2/17, Sunday of the Prodigal Son —The Holy and Great-Martyr Theodore the Recruit
9:00 a.m. +Gregory Dubno requested by the Family
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6 :12-20
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32, Tone 4

Liturgy for the Encounter February 2

Tomorrow, February 2, is the feast of the Encounter of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Divine Liturgy with the Blessing of Candles will be offered at 9:00 a.m. in both English and Ukrainian. This day is a holy day of Love.

The intention for the Liturgy will be for Vira Walnycky –40 days.

The Byzantine Church views the feast Christologically and calls it The Meeting of Our Lord, commemorating the first time Jesus meets His people publicly in the Temple.

The Encounter of the Lord is one of the most ancient Christian feasts –in the Early Church it was celebrated like Pascha, and it was often called the “Crown of Theophany.”

Divine for the coming week 

Glory to Jesus Christ

Sunday, 1/27, 36th Sunday after Pentecost —The Transfer of the Precious Relics of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43, Tone 1

Monday, 1/28 Our Venerable Father Ephrem the Syrian

Tuesday, 1/29, The Transfer of the Relics of the Great-Martyr Ignatius the God-bearer (of Antioch)

Wednesday, 1/30 The Three Holy and Great Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom
9:00 a.m. Special Intention

Thursday, 1/31 The Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus and John

Friday, 2/01 Fore-feast of the Encounter; the Holy Martyr Tryphon

Saturday, 2/02 The Encounter of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
9:00 a.m. + Vira Walnycky (40 days, Pan.) requested by the Family
with the Blessing of Candles

Sunday, 2/03, Sunday of Zacchaeus —The Holy and Just Simeon, Who Received God, and the Prophetess Anna
9:00 a.m. +Nicholas Muryn requested by Michael and Mary Muryn
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10, Tone 2

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is Born!

Sunday, 1/20, 35th Sunday after Pentecost —Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Euthemius the Great
10:30 a.m. For the People of the parish

Epistle: Colossians 3:12-16
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27, Tone 8

Monday, 1/21, Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor

Tuesday, 1/22, The Holy Apostle Timothy
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy for Unity of Christians requested by Paul Zalonski

Wednesday, 1/23, The Holy Priest-Martyr Clement
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy for Unity of Christians requested by Paul Zalonski

Thursday, 1/24, Our Venerable Mother Xenia the Roman

Friday, 1/25, Our Holy Father Gregory the Theologian
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy for Unity of Christians requested by Paul Zalonski

Saturday, 1/26, Our Venerable Father Xenophon and his wife Maria

Sunday, 1/27, 36th Sunday after Pentecost —The Transfer of the Precious Relics of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom
10:30 a.m. For the People of the parish

Epistle: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43, Tone 1

Divine Liturgy for the coming week

Christ is born!

Sunday, 1/13, Sunday after Theophany —the Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus
9:00 a.m. +Wasyl Jureczko (40 days)
10:30 a.m For the people of the parish

Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:11-21, Tone 7

Monday, 1/14, Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Theophany; Our Venerable Fathers Massacred in Sinai and Raithu
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Maria Wysowskyj requested by Sestretsi

Tuesday, 1/15, Our Venerable Fathers Paul of Thebes and John the Hut-Dweller
9:00 a.m. +Ivan and Halyna Lobay requested by Maria Lobay

Wednesday, 1/16, The Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and Illustrious Apostle Peter
9:00 a.m +Helen Wasylyk requested by Sestretsi

Thursday, 1/17, Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great
9:00 a.m. God’s blessing and health for Dr. Ckrha and Dr. Lori Rha

Friday, 1/18, Our Holy Fathers and Archbishops of Alexandria Athanasius and Cyril
9:00 a.m. +Vira Walnycky (Pan.) requested by UWLA Branch 108

Saturday, 1/19, Our Venerable Father Macarius of Egypt
9:00 a.m. +Wasyl Jureczko (Pan.) requested by UWLA Branch 108

Sunday, 1/20, 35th Sunday after Pentecost —Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Euthemius the Great
10:30 a.m. For the people of the parish

Epistle: Colossians 3:12-16
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27, Tone 8

Scripture in the Divine Liturgy

We ought to be concerned to know and appreciate the place of Sacred Scripture in our worship of God in the Divine Liturgy.

No Catholic can be ignorant of Scripture because we would be ignorant of Jesus Christ, to paraphrase St. Jerome.

Click on the image to enlarge, and perhaps print the page for your prayer book and bible.

 

The Theophany Leap

Usually in the week before Theophany, the course readings of Scripture in the Divine Liturgy (the daily Epistles and Gospels) have to be adjusted, so that the Sunday of Zacchaeus (the 32th Sunday after Pentecost) is read the week before the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Because Pascha is so late in 2019 (April 21), this means that the Sunday of Zacchaeus is February 3, and so, on Monday, December 31, we adjust the calendar to repeat from the 28th Week after Pentecost. This will mean, of course, a number of repetitions on weekdays, but because of the special Sunday before and after Christmas and Theophany, there will be only one Sunday repetition (January 20). This is fine with me, after all, we cannot hear the gospels enough, but I know some pastors don’t like repetition, and will read the gospels from the Menaion rather than the course readings. They might also replace the one Sunday repetition with the Matthew Gospel of the Caanite Woman (Matthew 15:21-28). The Greeks and Melkites regularly do this.                                        (DPetras)