Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Rocky Hill, New Jersey
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THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF

SAINT ELIZABETH THE NEW-MARTYR

Volume XVIII                                                                                                                                  Number 44-45

3 / 16 July 2017

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 5)

The Holy Martyr Hyacinth

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SERVICES

DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 5)

Holy Martyr Hyacinth

Saturday, 15 July (2 July, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Vigil Service;

                              Confessions

Sunday, 16 July (3 July, o.s.)

         9:10 AM      Third and Sixth Hours

         9:30 AM      Divine Liturgy;

                              Trapeza (coffee hour)

 

ST ELIZABETH THE NEW MARTYR

Monday, 17 July (4 July, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Vigil Service;

                              Confessions

Tuesday, 18 July (5 July, o.s.)

         9:10 AM      Third and Sixth Hours

         9:30 AM      Divine Liturgy;

                              Festal Meal

 

7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 6)

Venerable Antony of the Kiev Caves

Saturday, 22 July (9 July, o.s.)

                              No Vigil Service at St Elizabeth’s

Sunday, 23 July (10 July, o.s.)

                              No Liturgy at St Elizabeth’s

 

8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 7)

Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

Saturday, 29 July (16 July, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Vigil Service;

                              Confessions

Sunday, 30 July (17 July, o.s.)

         9:10 AM      Third and Sixth Hours

         9:30 AM      Divine Liturgy;

                              Trapeza (coffee hour)

 

 

FASTING DAYS

Week of 16 July

Day of Week

Date

Commemoration and

Type of Fast

Wednesday

19 July

(6 July, o.s.)

Venerable Sisoes the Great

Normal Fast Day (No oil)

Friday

21 July

(8 July, o.s.)

GM Procopius; Kazan Icon

Fast: wine, & oil permitted

 

Week of 23 July

Wednesday

26 July

(13 July, o.s.)

Archangel Gabriel; St Stephen

Normal Fast Day (No oil)

Friday

28 July

(15 July, o.s.)

Holy Great Prince Vladimir

Fast: fish, wine, & oil permitted

 

 

NAMEDAYS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Week of 9 July

Namedays – 12th (Apostle Peter): Peter Macko; 12th (Apostle Paul): Cliff Paul Brangwynne, Paul Schidlovsky; 14th (St Angelina of Serbia): Angelina Schidlovsky.

Birthdays – 9th: Viktor Skuratovskiy; 11th: Father David Straut; 15th: Veronica Whitacre.

Wedding Anniversaries – 9th: Dcn Steven Barker & Mat. Nancy Hannah Barker.

Ordination Anniversaries – 13th: Father David Straut (Holy Priesthood, 1986).

Week of 16 July

Namedays – 17th: (New Martyr Olga): Olga Chemodakov; 18th (St Elizabeth the New-Martyr): Elizabeth Bibas; Elizabeth Maxey; 19th (St Julianna of Olshansk): Julianna Yanovsky;

Birthdays – 22nd: Juliana Bibas.

Wedding Anniversaries – 22nd:  Cliff & Sarah Brangwynne (2007); Alex Gregory & Nina Titus.

Ordination Anniversaries – 18th: Dcn Seraphim Komleski (Holy Diaconate, 2011); Sbdcn Daniel Lieuwen (Subdiaconate, 2014).

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

Week of 23 July

Namedays – 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.

Birthdays –24th: Julianna Yanovsky; 28th: Vladimir Yanovsky; 29th: Jennifer Mary Hotz.

 

THE REST OF JULY

Namedays – 30th (Great-Martyr Marina): Marina Kamensky (Golikova).

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Week of 16 July

Su

6th Sunday after Pentecost

6th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: Luke §114 (24:36-53)

Rom. §110 (12:6-14)

Matt. §29 (9:1-8)

7TH WEEK after PENTECOST

M

1 Cor. §134 (5:9-6:11)

Matt. §56 (13:54-58)

Tu

1 Cor. §136 (6:20b-7:12)

Matt. §57 (14:1-13)

W

1 Cor. §137 (7:12b-24)

Matt. §60 (14:35-15:11)

Th

1 Cor. §138 (7:24-35)

Matt. §61 (15:12-21)

F

1 Cor. §139 (7:35-8:7)

Matt. §63 (15:29-31)

Sa

Rom. §108 (12:1-3)

Matt. §39 (10:37-11:1)

Su

7th Sunday after Pentecost

7th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: John §63 (20:1-10)

Rom. §116 (15:1-7)

Matt. §33 (9:27-35)

 

Week of 23 July

Su

7th Sunday after Pentecost

7th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: John §63 (20:1-10)

Rom. §116 (15:1-7)

Matt. §33 (9:27-35)

8TH WEEK after PENTECOST

M

1 Cor. §142 (9:13-18)

Matt. §65 (16:1-6)

Tu

1 Cor. §144 (10:5-12)

Matt. §66 (16:6-12)

W

1 Cor. §145 (10:12-22)

Matt. §68 (16:20-24)

Th

1 Cor. §147 (10:28-11:7)

Matt. §69 (16:24-28)

F

1 Cor. §148 (11:8-22)

Matt. §71 (17:10-18)

Sa

Rom. §111 (13:1-10)

Matt. §47 (12:30-37)

Su

8th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday of the Fathers of the 6 Ecumenical Councils

Vespers Paramia: (1) Genesis 17:15-17, 19; 18:11-14; 21:1-8 • (2) Judges 13:2-8, 13-14, 17-18, 21 • (3) Isaiah 40:1-3, 9; 41:17-18,45:8; 48:20-21; 54:1

8th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: John §64 (20:11-18)

1 Cor. §124 (1:10-18)

Matt. §58 (14:14-22)

  1. §334 (13:7-16)

John §56 (17:1-13)

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Parish’s Patronal Feast, honouring our heavenly Intercessor, St Elizabeth the New-Martyr, is on Monday, 18 July (5 July, o.s.). The Vigil Service will be served at 6 PM on Sunday, July 17th, and the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM on the Feast Day itself. Please reserve these dates so you can attend services for our Parish Feast Day.

Concerning Confession and Holy Communion: Those who have been to Confession during the previous two weeks may receive Holy Communion at the Liturgy at the Liturgy on St Elizabeth’s Day, 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).

We will have a Festal Meal on St Elizabeth’s Day. We are hoping that each family in the Parish will contribute by donating funds and/or providing dishes that the Sisterhood has planned to serve at the meal. Monetary donations may be placed in the collection basket, marked ‘Feast Day Meal.’

The Ladies of the Parish (and others who are interested) will have a brief meeting at coffee hour this Sunday make final plans for our festal meal following the Divine Liturgy on St Elizabeth’s Day.

Please remember that there will be no services at St Elizabeth’s Church on the weekend of 22-23 July. Fr David will be away. Please mark your calendar and take this opportunity to visit another Orthodox Parish. There is no such thing as taking a vacation from God!

Looking ahead: There will be no services at St Elizabeth’s Church the first weekend of August, the weekend of 5-6 August. Fr David will be away at St Seraphim’s Camp. Please mark your calendar and take this opportunity to visit another Orthodox Parish.

A word on summer attire: Although it may be warm in the summer, we should continue to observe modesty and dignity in church. Men should wear long trousers and not shorts. It is not proper to attend church services in casual attire such as tee shirts and sneakers. At all times of the years women should skirts or dresses, not pants, and the skirts should be at least at knee length. Even in summer, women should have their heads covered, and should have sleeves (even if short) and not straps over their shoulders. This is a matter of respect for the House of God, and for the clear direc­tives of the Holy Scriptures and of Church teaching. Fashion and personal preference should be subordinate to these.

Summertime is vacation time, but there is no vacation from God or our Orthodox Christian Faith. The summer sea­son brings many pleasures and opportunities to relax and enjoy ourselves. However, as Orthodox Christians we must always bear in mind the Lord’s commandment to remember the Lord’s Day and to keep it holy. We sin when we absent ourselves from church for no com­pelling reason other than our own indolence. When we travel, we are not released from the commandment to worship on Sundays. Therefore, when we are making our travel plans, we should look up in advance the Orthodox parishes in the vicinity of our desti­nations, and make a point of attending the Divine Services on Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings, and the Great Feasts of the Church. (Going to a non-Orthodox place of worship does not fulfill our duty to go to church on these days.) If we find ourselves in a place where there is no Orthodox Church nearby, we should still mark the time from sunset on Saturday evening to sunset on Sunday evening as a time of prayer and private worship. We should therefore bring our Bible (at least the New Testament) and our Prayer Book with us on vacation, and read the appointed prayers, Epistle and Gospel as a family. We should pray together, and out loud, at the usual times of the church services – after supper on Saturday night, and before lunch on Sunday morning.

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Saturday, 9 / 22 July
No Vigil Service
at St Elizabeth's today
Sunday, 10 / 23 July
7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
No Divine Liturgy
at St Elizabeth's today
Saturday, 16 / 29 July
6:00 Vigil Service; Confessions
Sunday, 17 / 30 July
8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Great-Martyr Marina
9:10 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy; coffee hour
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