Weekly Bulletin: August 5, 2012

weekly bulletin logo for st. elia the prophet orthodox church in akron, ohioSCHEDULE OF DIVINE SERVICES

9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – Tone 8 – Forefeast of the Transfiguration Martyr Eusignius of Antioch

Saturday, August 4 – 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, August 5

  • 9:15 am – Hours – Reader Aaron Gray
  • 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • Epistle Reader – Reader Aaron Gray
  • EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17, GOSPEL: Matthew 14:22-34
  • 5:00 pm – Great Vespers with Litija for the Feast of the HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Thursday, August 9 – Glorification of Venerable Herman of Alaska

10th SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST – Tone 1 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration

Saturday, August 11

  • 4:00 pm – Baptism and Chrismation of Mavis Sugden
  • 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions

Sunday, August 12

  • 9:15 am – Hours – Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas
  • 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • Epistle Reader – Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas
  • EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16, GOSPEL: Matthew 17:14-23

FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD – August 6

The Transfiguration of Christ is one of the central events recorded in the Gospels. When our Lord was recognized by His apostles as the Christ – the Messiah – the Son of the Living God, He told them: He must go up to Jerusalem…and suffer many things…and be killed and on the third day be raised. (Matt. 16)

The announcement of Christ’s approaching passion and death upset the disciples. And then, after correcting them, the Lord took Peter, James and John up to the high mountain, by tradition, Mt. Tabor, and was “transfigured before them and His face shown like the sun and His garments became white as snow and behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elia talking with them.”

The event of the Transfiguration teaches us that God fulfills His promise to man. But the fulfillment is greater than any man could possibly realize. The Savior who was sent is not just a messenger but the Son of God in human flesh. The mystery of the Transfiguration teaches us that the fullness of the Godhead is found in Jesus and that the DWELLING PLACE OF GOD IS WITH MAN. In the Transfiguration, the apostles see the glory of the kingdom of God present in majesty and in the person of Jesus the Christ. They see this before the Crucifixion so that in the Resurrection that might know Who He is Who suffered for them, and WHAT it is that this Jesus – Who is both God and Man – has prepared for those who love Him and His Heavenly Father. The glory of God has appeared in Jesus. This Feast is celebrated on August 6. Grapes and other fruits are blessed on this day.

GREAT VESPERS AT AT ELIA FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

Great Vespers with Litija – the Blessing of the Five Loaves, Wheat, Wine and Oil – will be celebrated at St. Elia today, Sunday evening, August 5, at 5:00 pm followed by the Blessing of Grapes and fruits.

THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS AND SCRIPTURE READING

Monday, August 6 – THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST – Fast Day
2 Peter 1:10-19, Matthew 17:1-9

Tuesday, August 7 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Martyr Dometius of Persia and two disciples – Fast Day
1 Corinthians 15:29-38, Matthew 21:23-27

Wednesday, August 8 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. St. Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus – Fast Day
1 Corinthians 16: 4-12, Matthew 21:28-32

Thursday, August 9 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Glorification of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of America – Fast Day
Galatians 5:22-6:2, Luke 6:17-23

Friday- August 10 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome – Fast Day
2 Corinthians 1:12-20, Matthew 22:23-33

Saturday, August 11 – Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania – Fast Day
Romans 15:30-33, Matthew 17:24-184G

SUMMER HOME BIBLE STUDY

A Bible Study will be held on Sunday evenings this summer at the home of Bill and Barb DiPuccio. This year’s theme, “Connections”, is an overview of the Bible which explores the prophetic and literary connections between the Old and New Testaments, and Orthodox Liturgical Worship.

The study is held Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm, followed by dessert. Please RSVP if you are interested in coming: 330-633-5042. A copy of the study is available by email for those who are unable to attend.

BAPTISM AND CHRISMATION

On Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 4:00 pm, the Holy Mystery of Baptism and Chrismation will be celebrated for Mavis Sugden, daughter of Gregory and Nana Sugden, and sister of Sasha and Daniel Sugden.

REMEMBER THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES

  • Anthony Freude, son of Fr. Don and Popadia Donna Freude
  • Egor Cravcenco, son of Serghei and Ludmilla Cravcenco

REMEMBER OUR SICK AND SHUT-INS

  • Mickey Stokich
  • Tom Hagerman
  • Leonora Evancho
  • Pierre Theodore
  • Bessie Alexandrovich
  • Larissa Freude
  • Christina Paluch Collins
  • Anastasia Haymon
  • Joseph Boyle, brother of Kathy Gray

PROSPHORA OFFERING: for today – Michele Lambo

COFFEE HOUR: for today – Bohush family

COFFEE HOUR HOSTING

To have the Coffee Hour on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy, volunteers are needed to host this event. Please sign up for your turn.

PARISH MEMBERSHIP

A new Membership Form has been put into place by the Parish Council and available with the Weekly Bulletin.  Membership numbers established by completed forms shall be used to establish voting eligibility and meeting quorums that are set by the Parish Bylaws that have been accepted at the Annual Meeting, January 29, 2012, and will be in effect after approval by the Diocesan Authority. Please fill out the form on both sides and give it to Father Don or a member of the Parish Council.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE and PATRONAL FEAST DAY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

ORTHODOX MONASTERY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, Elwood City, Pa.

Sunday, August 5

  • 5:00 pm: Vigil Service, followed by supper

Monday, August 6

  • 9:30 am: Procession and Hierarchical Liturgy in outdoor Pavilion Chapel
  • 11:30 am: Blessing of ground for Chapel of the Protection of the Theotokos
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 2:30 pm: Holy Unction and Anointing of Pilgrims

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