Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
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THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF

SAINT ELIZABETH THE NEW-MARTYR

Volume XVIII                                                                                                                                        Number 41

12 / 25 June 2017

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 2)

Sunday of All the Saints Who Have Shown Forth in North America

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SERVICES THIS WEEK

3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

All Saints who have shone forth in North America

Saturday, 24 June (11 June, o.s.)

        6:00 PM     Vigil Service;

                           Confessions

Sunday, 25 June (12 June, o.s.)

        9:10 AM    Third and Sixth Hours

        9:30 AM    Divine Liturgy;

                           Trapeza (coffee hour)

       12:30 PM    Adult Study

 

4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Holy Apostle Jude; St John of San Francisco

Saturday, 1 July (18 June, o.s.)

        6:00 PM     Vigil Service;

                           Confessions

Sunday, 2 July (19 June, o.s.)

        9:10 AM    Third and Sixth Hours

        9:30 AM    Divine Liturgy;

                           Trapeza (coffee hour)

       12:30 PM    Adult Study

 

 

FASTING DAYS THIS WEEK

Week of 25 June

Day of Week

Date

Commemoration and

Type of Fast

Sunday

25 June

(12 June, o.s.)

St Onuphrius; St Peter of Athos

Fast: fish, wine, & oil permitted

Monday

26 June

(13 June, o.s.)

St Aquilina; St Triphyllius

Normal Fast Day (No oil)

Tuesday

27 June

(14 June, o.s.)

Prophet Elisha; St Methodius

Normal Fast Day (No oil)

Wednesday

28 June

(15 June, o.s.)

St Jonah of Moscow

Fast: wine, & oil permitted

Thursday

29 June

(16 June, o.s.)

St Tychon of Amathus

Fast: wine, & oil permitted

Friday

30 June

(17 June, o.s.)

Martyrs Manuel Sabel, & Ismael

Normal Fast Day (No oil)

Saturday

1 July

(18 June, o.s.)

Martyr Leontius

Fast: fish, wine, & oil permitted

Sunday

2 July

(19 June, o.s.)

Apostle Jude; St John of Shanghai

Fast: fish, wine, & oil permitted

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEK

Week of 25 June

Su

3rd Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints of N. America

Vespers Paramia: (1) Isaiah 43:9-14a •

(2) Wisdom 3:1-9 • (3) Wisdom 5:15-6:3

3rd Resurrectional Matins Gospel: Mark §71 (16:9-20)

Rom. §88 (5:1-10)

Matt. §18 (6:22-33)

Heb. §330 (11:33-12:2a)

Mt §10 (4:25-5:12a)

4TH WEEK after PENTECOST

M

Rom. §102 (9:18-33)

Matt. §40 (11:2-15)

Tu

Rom. §104 (10:11-11:2a)

Matt. §41 (11:16-20)

W

Rom. §105 (11:2b-12)

Matt. §42 (11:20-26)

Th

Rom. §106 (11:13-24)

Matt. §43 (11:27-30)

F

Rom. §107 (11:25-36)

Matt. §44 (12:1-8)

Sa

Rom. §92 (6:11-17)

Matt. §26 (8:14-23)

Su

4th Sunday after Pentecost

4th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: Luke §112 (24:1-12)

Rom. §93 (6:18-23)

Matt. §25 (8:5-13)

 

 

NAMEDAYS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Week of 18 June

Birthdays – 18th: James Whitacre; 20th: Reader Nicolas Schidlovsky; 22nd: Sergey Efuni, Jr., Evgeny Efuni; 23rd: Joanna Kostin; 24th: Gabrielle Komleski.

Week of 25 June

Namedays – 25th: (St Anna of Kashin): Anna Morin-Szydlowski.

 

JULY

Namedays – 2nd (St John of San Francisco): Joanna Kostin, Johan Mladineo, John Morrow; 3rd (Martyr Inna): Inna Yanovsky; 12th (Apostle Peter): Peter Macko; 12th (Apostle Paul): Cliff Paul Brangwynne, Paul Schidlovsky; 14th (St Angelina of Serbia): Angelina Schidlovsky; 17th: (New Martyr Olga): Olga Chemodakov; 18th (St Elizabeth the New-Martyr): Elizabeth Bibas; Elizabeth Maxey; 19th (St Julianna of Olshansk): Julianna Yanovsky; 24th (St Olga): Olga Welsh; 25th (St Veronica): Veronica Whitacre; 26th (Archangel Gabriel): Gabriel O’Brien; 28th (St Vladimir): Vladimir Yanovsky; 29th (Martyr Valentina): Valentina Babitsch, Valentina Golikova; 30th (Great-Martyr Marina): Marina Kamensky (Golikova).

Birthdays – 2nd: Deacon Stephanos Bibas, Audrey Elizabeth Brangwynne; Matushka Faith Straut; 4th: Elizabeth Maxey; 7th: Alex Gregory Titus; 8th: Nicolas Straut, Gregory Welsh; 9th: Viktor Skuratovskiy; 11th: Father David Straut; 15th: Veronica Whitacre; 22nd: Juliana Bibas; 24th: Julianna Yanovsky; 28th: Vladimir Yanovsky; 29th: Jennifer Mary Hotz.

Wedding Anniversaries – 8th:  Dcn Seraphim & Mat. Anna Gail Komleski (1989); 9th: Dcn Steven Barker & Mat. Nancy Hannah Barker; 22nd:  Cliff & Sarah Brangwynne (2007); Alex Gregory & Nina Titus.

Ordination Anniversaries – 13th: Father David Straut (Holy Priesthood, 1986); 18th: Dcn Seraphim Komleski (Holy Diaconate, 2011); Sbdcn Daniel Lieuwen (Subdiaconate, 2014).

Fallen Asleep in the Lord – 18th: Barbara Tutolo (+2005).

 

 

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are in the midst of the Apostles Fast, which began on the Monday after All Saints’ Sunday and continues until the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on 12 July (n.s). We eat no animal products (meat, meat products, eggs, and dairy products) throughout the forty days. The general rules for this period are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are normal fast days; on Tuesdays and Thursdays, wine and oil are permitted; and on Saturdays and Sundays we may eat fish, wine, and oil. But since greater Saints' Days frequently brings a further mitigation of the fast from the general rules, it is important to consult an annual Orthodox calendar to find the correct fasting regimen for a particular weekday.

The Ladies of the Parish (and others who are interested) will have brief meetings at coffee hour this Sunday and next to plan the particulars for our festal meal following the Divine Liturgy on St Elizabeth’s Day.

St John of Shanghai and San Francisco reposed on the Feast of the Holy Apostle Jude on 2 July (19 June, o.s.) 1966. We all know St John Maximovitch to be a great Wonderworker of our time. There is great love for him throughout the Orthodox world. In many places in the Russian Church Abroad, the Church that St John served as a Hierarch during his earthly life, his feast day is celebrated on the Saturday nearest the date of his repose, so as not to eclipse the Feast of the Apostle Jude each year, and doubtless also to enable a greater number of the faithful to attend the Liturgy for St John on non-work day. In other places, the Feast of St John is not transferred, but kept on the actual date of his repose, which is certainly the more usual Orthodox practice when it comes to liturgical observances. In our parish, we do not transfer the Feast. The Vigil Service will be served at St Elizabeth’s Church at 6 o’clock on the evening of Saturday, 1 July and the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 on the morning of Sunday, 2 July.

Concerning Confession and Holy Communion: Those who have been to Confession in the past two weeks may receive Holy Communion on the Feast of St John of San Francisco, provided that no serious sin has been committed which would require another Confession and that the other usual preparations for Holy Communion are observed (i.e. attendance of the Vigil Service the evening before Holy Communion, reading the Pre-Communion Prayers, and the forgiveness of others). Likewise, those who have been to Confession for the Feast of St John of San Francisco may receive Holy Communion at the Sunday and Festal Liturgies through the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul under the same conditions.

St Seraphim’s Orthodox Summer Camp, will have its 21st annual camp during the week of 30 July – 6 August 2017. The camp, located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, is open to children from the third grade until 18 years old. The camp was begun with the blessing and encouragement of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory and continues to be one of the major activities for youth in the Russian Church Abroad. Children attend from all over America, Canada and other countries. Each day is filled with activities. The day begins with Morning Prayers and The Law of God. A number of priests (including our own Fr David) volunteer their week to be with the children and make themselves available for spiritual needs. Each day sees a wide variety of sporting activities, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming and water sports. The evenings are filled with activities and bonfires. Lastly, Evening Prayers are said together. Abundant adult supervision is drawn from parents and church representatives.The cost of the camp is $300 until 16 June, after which it increases to $325. Scholarships are available as well. All information is to be found on the camp website. Registration is available only online at www.stseraphimcamp.org . If you have questions, please email the Camp Director, Archpriest Alexis Duncan, at info@stseraphimcamp.com, or call (518) 925-9165 or (518) 577-5432.

 

 

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4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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