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 XXI                                                                                                                                            Number 10

4 / 17 November 2019

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 5)

SYNAXIS OF ALL THE HOLY UNMERCENARY PHYSICIANS

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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES THIS WEEK

22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 5)

Synaxis of the Holy Unmercenaries

Saturday, 16 November (3 November, o.s.)

       6:00 PM    Vigil Service;

                        Confessions

Sunday, 17 November (4 November, o.s.)

       9:10 AM    Third and Sixth Hours

       9:30 AM    Divine Liturgy;

                        Trapeza (coffee hour)

 

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael & All Angels

Wednesday, 20 November (7 November, o.s.)

       6:00 PM    Ninth Hour, Great Vespers

       7:00 PM    Moleben to Archangel Michael

 

23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Tone 6)

MM Minas & Companions; St Theodore the Studite

Saturday, 23 November (10 November, o.s.)

       6:00 PM    Vigil Service;

                        Confessions

Sunday, 24 November (11 November, o.s.)

       9:10 AM    Third and Sixth Hours

       9:30 AM    Divine Liturgy;

                        Trapeza (coffee hour)

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Week of 17 November

Su

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

11th Resurrectional Matins Gospel: John §67 (21:15-25)

Gal. §215 (6:11-18)

Luke §39 (8:41-56)

23RD WEEK after PENTECOST

M

1 Thess. §262 (1:1-5)

Luke §65 (12:13-15, 22b-31)

Tu

1 Thess. §263 (1:6-10)

Luke §68 (12:42-48)

W

1 Thess. §264 (2:1-8)

Luke §69 (12:48b-59)

Th

SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

Vespers Paramia: (1) Joshua 5:13-15 •

(2) Judges 6:2, 7, 11-24 • (3) Isaiah 14:7-20

Matins Gospel: Mt §52 (13:24-30, 36b-43)

Heb.  §305 (2:2-10)

Luke §51 (10:16-21)

Th

1 Thess. §265 (2:9-14a)

Luke §70 (13:1-9)

F

1 Thess. §266 (2:14-19)

Luke §73 (13:31-35)

Sa

2 Cor. §185 (8:1-5)

Luke §46 (9:37-43a)

Su

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

1st Resurrectional Matins Gospel: Mt §116 [28:16-20]

Eph. §220 (2:4-10)

Luke §53 (10:25-37)

       

 

 

FASTING DAYS

Week of 17 November

Day of Week

Date

Commemoration and

Type of Fast

Wednesday

20 November

(7 Nov, o.s.)

37 Martyrs of Melitene

Xerophagy (No oil)

Friday

22 November

(9 Nov, o.s.)

St Nectarius of Pentapolis

Wine, & Oil permitted

 

 

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

As today is the Synaxis of the Unmercenaries, the annual commemoration of the Saints who cared for and healed the sick by prayer and the medical arts without accepting payment for their services, we will have a prayer for and blessing of Doctors, Nurses, and other medical care providers at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today. May the Lord bless all the wonderful men and women who care for those who are ill in our society! We are very grateful for their service.

A special collection for the Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will be taken at St Elizabeth’s during the Sundays of November. Your donations help the Fund for Assistance with its mission to assist Youth Programming, Clergy in need, and those in dire need throughout the world. Please give generously.

We will be collecting toys for the Jail Chaplaincy of Somerset County’s ‘Christmas Care’ Program during the month of November. These toys will be given at Christmas to children whose father or mother is incarcerated at the Somerset County Jail. The Jail Chaplaincy asks that the toys be new, of a non-violent nature, and within the price range of $10.00 to $25.00. Please help make Christmas brighter for some child who is separated from their parent at Christmas.

We are also collecting personal care items during the month of November for the Jail Chaplaincy of Somerset County’s ‘Christmas Care’ Program. These items will be given to each Inmate incarcerated at the Jail at Christmas. The Jail Chaplaincy needs the following items for the Inmates: Shampoo, Bars of Deodorant Soap, Solid Underarm Deodorant, Toothpaste, and Individually wrapped hard candy. Please consider donating items to this worthy cause.

St Michael’s Cathedral in Wayne is celebrating its Patronal Feast on 21 November (8 November, o.s). For those who would like to celebrate the Feast of the Archangels with our sister parish, their service schedule will be as follows: the Vigil Service will be served on the Eve of the Feast at 6 o’clock and the Holy Liturgy on the morning of the Feast at 9:30. Our parishioners should be aware that the divine services at St Michael’s Cathedral are in Slavonic.

St Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral is located at 171 Colfax Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. For additional information, please call the parish at (973) 595-6674.

We will observe the Feast of the Archangel Michael at St Elizabeth’s Church with services on the Eve of the Feast: Ninth Hour & Great Vespers at 6:00 PM and a Moleben to the Archangel Michael at 7:00 PM to help those unable to make the trip to St Michael’s Cathedral in Paterson.

 

 

The annual St Herman of Alaska Youth Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, at Holy Epiphany Church, from Sunday, 23 December through Thursday, 27 December 2019, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Rus­sia and of His Grace, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and All Can­ada. The St Herman’s Youth Conference is being devoted this year to the Life and Teachings of Hieromonk Seraphim Rose. The program includes spiritual lectures and discussion groups, church services, the chance to meet other Orthodox youth, and social outings. Youth from age 16 through young adult are invited. The Registration fee includes all lectures, activi­ties, meals and lodging (quad occupancy). Transportation will be provided form the hotel to all activities and services. The cost for the conference will be a discounted rate of $300 prior to the November 30th deadline and includes lodging, meals, and local transportation. Limited scholarships are available. After 30 November, the price will increase to $350. Please register early, as space is limited. For further information and registration, please visit the website at www.StHermanConference.com This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with other Orthodox Christian youth and clergy from the United States, Canada, Russia, and elsewhere. We would love to see all our youth from St Elizabeth’s in Rocky Hill participate in this event.

 

Prayer for Doctors, Nurses, and

Those in the Healing Professions

Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord.

Chanters: Lord, have mercy.

Priest: O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Physician of our souls and bodies: Thou didst command Thy disciples to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast our demons in Thy Name. In obedience to Thy command, Thy Saints preached the Good News, while Thou didst work with them, confirming their preaching through accompanying signs. We pray Thee: Bless, direct, impart wisdom and skill to those in the professions of healing, who resort to Thee as their Chief Physician and Teacher. Enlighten the minds, purify the hearts, and strengthen the hands of those labouring in the fields of medical healing and all curative and supporting disciplines. Enable them to be worthy instruments of Thy healing power; and recalling Thy word, ‘Freely ye have received, freely give,’ free them from the love of money, glory, and power. Enable them to seek to humbly serve those ill in body, soul, and spirit; and grant that their service be cultivated in prayer, patience, self-sacrifice, and love. This we ask of Thee, through the prayers of the holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, the excellent healer of the infirm, and the other holy, glorious, and all-praised Apostles; of the blessed choir of the holy unmercenary physicians: Antipas, Charalampius, and Blaise, the most honoured hieromartyrs; Spyridon and Modestus, the all-splendid luminaries of the Church; the three pairs of divinely wise saints Cosmas and Damian, who shared the same names and the same ways; Cyrus and the glorious John; the godly Panteleimon and Hermolaus; Diomedes and Sampson; together with Mocius, Photius, and Anicetas, Artemius, Thalalæus, and Tryphon; and with these the unmercenary healers revealed to us in these latter days: the Nun-Martyr and deliverer from depression, Maria of Gatchina, the Nun-martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth, and Luke the Archbishop and Surgeon of Crimea, who healed the infirm by Thy power and in Thy holy Name. For unto Thee is due all glory, honour and worship, together with Thy Father Who is without beginning and Thine all-holy and Life-Creating Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages.

Chanters: Amen.

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Saturday, 10 / 23 November
6:00 Vigil Service; Confessions
Sunday, 11 / 24 November
23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
9:10 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30 Divine Liturgy; coffee hour
Tuesday, 13 / 26 November
St John Chrysostom
6:00 Great Vespers
7:00 Moleben to
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