Weekly Bulletin: Sunday, February 12, 2012

WEEKLY BULLETIN for SAINT ELIA THE PROPHET ORTHODOX CHURCH, AKRON, OHIO
February 12, 2012        Vol. 28 No. 7

SCHEDULE OF DIVINE SERVICES

Lenten Triodion
sunday of the prodigal son iconSUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON – Tone 2 – St. Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch
Saturday, February 11 – 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, February 12
9:45 am
– Hours – Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas)
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Epistle Reader –Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 GOSPEL: Luke 15:11-32

SUNDAY OF MEATFARE – Tone 3 – Sunday of the Last Judgment
Saturday, February 18 – 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions, Panakhida for All the Faithful Departed
Sunday, February 19
9:45 am – Hours – Reader Michael Luc
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Epistle Reader – Reader Michael Luc
EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46
Panakhida (40th day) for the repose of the soul of +Matushka Joanna Pianovich as requested by her grandson John Bohush and Family.

Monday, February 20 – We begin Fasting for meat and meat products

THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS AND SCRIPTURE READINGS

Monday, February 13 – Venerable Martinian of Caesarea in Palestine — 1 John 2:18-3:10 Mark 11:1-11
Tuesday, February 14 – St. Cyril Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teacher of the Slavs — 1 John 3:11-20 Mark 14:10-42
Wednesday, February 15 – Apostle of the Seventy Onesimus – Fast Day — 1 John 3:21-4:6 Mark 14:43-15:1
Thursday, February 16 – Martyrs Pamphilius-Presbyter, Valens-Deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel and Daniel, at Caesarea in Palestine — 1 John 4:20-5:21 Mark 15:1-15
Friday- February 17 – Greatmartyr Theodorethe Tyro (the Recruit) –Fast Day — 2 John 1:1-13 Mark 15:22-25, 33-41
Saturday, February 18 – Memorial Saturday. St. Leo the Great, Pope of Rome — 1 Corinthians 10:23-28 Luke 21:8-9, 25-27,33-36

PARISH MEMBERSHIP

A new Membership Form has been put into place by the Parish Council and available with the Weekly Bulletin. The new form will be kept on file in the Parish Office. 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 once they have been approved 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.

CONSECRATION OF BISHOP-ELECT ARCHIMANDRITE ALEXANDER

Our Diocese will be celebrating the consecration of Archimandrite Alexander (Golitzin) as Bishop of Toledo, Bulgarian Diocese, OCA, the weekend of May 4-6 at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Rossford. On Friday evening, May 4, Bishop-Elect Alexander will make his profession of faith in preparation for his consecration. Saturday, May 5, he will be consecrated bishop at a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, and other members of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops. His installation as Bishop of the Diocese will take place on Sunday, May 6. Rooms may be booked for the weekend at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, in Perrysburg, OH. To book a room at the special rate of $89.00 per night, please call the hotel at 888-874-2592 and ask for the rate for the Bulgarian Diocese.

ANNUAL C.O.C.A CABARET DINNER DANCE – Sunday, February 19, 2012

Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church ~~ Music provided by UNIVERSAL SOUNDS
Adults $15.00; Students $10.00; 5 and under free Cocktails: 5pm Dinner: 6pm Dance 7pm Tickets: see Michele Lambo

SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

Our Greater Akron Community will gather together for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers on Sunday evening, March 4, 2012, 7:00 pm, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mogadore.

Our Speaker will be Archimandrite Alexander Golitzin, the Bishop-elect of our Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo, Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Alexander will be with us at St. Elia for Saturday Vespers and on Sunday morning for the Divine Liturgy. He will preach at the Vespers at 7:00 pm at St .Nicholas Church in Mogadore, Ohio.

For donations in support of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, please give your name and amount to Michele Lambo by next Sunday, February 19, in order to be published in the Sunday of Orthodoxy Booklet.
Benefactors: $50.00 Supporter: $25.00 Patrons: $10.00 Sponsors: $5.00

GREATER AKRON AREA LENTEN MISSION VESPERS

Sunday, March 4, 5:00 pm – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Sunday, March 11, 5:00 pm – St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Sunday, March 18, 5:00 pm – St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 24, (TBA) – Annunciation Vespers – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Sunday, April 1, 5:00 pm – (TBA)
Wednesday, April 4, (TBA) – Presanctified Liturgy – Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church

SUNDAY EPISTLE READING – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

12. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
15. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!
16. Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For the two,He says, “shall become one flesh.”
17. But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
18. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
19.Or do you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own.
20. For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

SUNDAY GOSPEL READING – Luke 15:11-32

10 “Likewise I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the anels of God over one sinner who repents.”
11. The He said: “A certain man had two sons
12. And he younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of the goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood.
13.And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.
14. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.
15. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into the fields to feed swine.
16. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
17. But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger.
18. I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, ‘Father, I” have sinned against heaven and before you,
19. And I am no longer worthy to be called Your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.’
20. And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
21. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22. But the father said to his servant, ‘Bring out the best robe and out it in him, and out a ring n his finger and sandals on his feet.
23. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;
24. for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to make merry.
25. Now the older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
26. So he called one of he servants and asked what these things meant.
27. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come home, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted clf.
28. But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore, his father came out and pleaded with him.
29. So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I” never transgressed your commandments at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends
30. But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’
31. And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
32. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’

GENERAL PANAKHIDA – ALL SOULS SATURDAY

This coming Saturday, February 18, is a Memorial Saturday (Zadushnitsa) for all the faithful who have departed this life in the hope of the resurrection. A Panakhida will be served on Saturday evening in conjunction with Great Vespers at 5 pm. If you have new names to add to the list of the deceased that Father Don has, please hand it in before the Panakhida. May their memory be eternal! Vecnaja Pamjat!

2012 OFFERING ENVELOPES

Please pick up in Church Vestibule

BAKE SALE

Please check out the list of needed items and work schedule.

REMEMBER THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCE

Anthony Freude, son of Fr. Don and Popadia Donna Freude

REMEMBER OUR SICK AND SHUT-INS

Mickey Stokich, Tom Hagerman, Leonora Evancho, Pierre Theodore, Bessie Alexandrovich, Larissa Freude, Christina Paluch Collins.   *Please contact Fr. Don for addresses for our sick and shut-ins.

PROSPHORA OFFERING:

For today – Michele Lambo

COFFEE HOUR:

February – Lambo Family

CHURCH SCHOOL 2011-2012

Theme for the year: Warmth of the faith: full of the Holy Spirit
Church School classes are held on Sunday mornings following the Divine Liturgy.

The adults of our community remain in Church during the Church School time for a special session of Q & A – Questions and Answers. Please remember that our children’s time in Church School is very precious. During the Children’s class time, please do not be in the Church Hall visiting and conversing. This is distracting for the teachers and children.

Stewardship

Our Stewardship: February 5, 2012
Sunday: $1,611.00
Candles: $40.00
Intention Donations: $60.00
Improvement Fund: $65.00
TOTAL: $1,776.00

The question the Psalmist asks: “What shall I give to the Lord in return for all His benefits towards me?” (Psalm 116:12)

This question is answered in the Divine Liturgy when the priest invites us to “offer ourselves and our whole life to Christ our God.”

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