Weekly Bulletin: July 29, 2012

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

8th SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST – Tone 7 – Martyr Callinicus of Gangra
Saturday, July 28 – 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, July 29

  • 9:15 am – Hours
  • 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, GOSPEL: Matthew 14:14-22

The Fast of the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos: Aug. 1–14

FEAST OF THE HONORABLE WOOD OF THE LIFE-GIVING CROSS OF THE LORD.
(Beginning of the Fast – August 1)

Tuesday, July 31 – Great Vespers and the Lesser Blessing of Water

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
  • 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17, GOSPEL: Matthew 14:22-34

SEND OFF LUNCHEON TODAY

Subdeacon Gabriel and Laura Bilas will be heading off to St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. Gabriel will begin his studies at the Seminary as he discerns his vocation to the Holy Priesthood. Laura will be pursuing her vocation as a nurse in a local hospital.

St. Elia Parish has been the spiritual home for Subdeacon Gabriel where he was Baptized, Tonsured as a Reader by His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of blessed repose and then ordained a Subdeacon by His Grace Bishop Melchisedek.

Let us remember them during the Divine Services at St. Elia and in our personal prayers and may God grant them Many Years! Monogaja Li’eta!

The Bilas and Bohush families invite all of us to please join with them in a “Send off to Seminary” Luncheon today, Sunday, July 29th, immediately following the Divine Liturgy in our Parish Hall.

THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS AND SCRIPTURE READING

Monday, July 30 – Apostles Silas and Silvanus of the Seventy, and those with them: Crescens, Epenetus and Andronicus
1 Corinthians 11:31-12:6, Matthew 18:1-11

Tuesday, July 31 – Forefeast of the Procession of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross
1 Corinthians 12:12-26, Matthew 18:18-22; 19:1-2,13-15

Wednesday, August 1 – PROCESSION OF THE HONORABLE WOOD OF THE LIFEGIVING CROSS OF THE LORD. Holy Seven Maccabean Martyrs – Fast Day
1 Corinthians 13:4-14:5, Matthew 20:1-16
1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (Cross), John 19:6-11,1-20,28,30-35 (Cross)

Thursday, August 2 – Translation of the Relics of the Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen from Jerusalem to Constantinople – Fast Day
1 Corinthians 14:6-19, Matthew 20:17-28

Friday- August 3 – Venerables Isaac, Dalmatus and Faustus, Ascetics of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople – Fast Day
1 Corinthians 14:26-40, Matthew 21:12-14, 17-20

Saturday, August 4 – Holy Seven Youths (“Seven Sleepers”) of Ephesus; Maximilian, Jamblicus, Martinian, John, Dionysius, Exacustodian, and Antonius – Fast Day
Romans 14:6-9, Matthew 15:32-39

A BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION

Last Sunday’s St. Elia Day Celebration was a beautiful testimony not only to St .Elia, our Patron Saint, but also to our Parish Family. The fellowship was inspiring, the variety of food delicious, and the fun was just wholesome and good.

Thank you to all who planned and worked for the event, brought food and participated. Many Years!

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.

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL – AUGUST 6-10, 2012

Information and Registration Forms are available at the Candle Desk for Vacation Church School – AUGUST 6-12 – to be held at St. George Church.

REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE – AUGUST 1, 2012

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.

SEEN THROUGH HEAVEN’S EYES

So how can you see what your life is worth or where your value lies?

Oh, you can never see through the eyes of man.

You must look at your life through heaven’s eyes…..

So how do you measure the worth of a man –

in wealth or size; in how much he gained or how much he gave.

The answer will come to you – to look at his life through heaven’s eyes…..

No life can escape being blown about by the winds of change and chance,

And though you never know all the steps, you must learn to join the dance…
through heaven’s eyes.

—Prince (Moses) of Egypt Soundtrack

REMEMBER THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCE

  • 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

PROSPHORA OFFERING: for today – Michele Lambo

COFFEE HOUR: for today – Luncheon – Bilas and Bohush Families

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

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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