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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Announcements for July 27th, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Panteleimon

II Timothy 2:1-10
: Through the example of the soldier, athlete and farmer, St. Paul reminds us that faithful ministry requires discipline, obedience, self-denial and struggle.

Matthew 9:1-8
: Jesus demonstrates His authority by both healing the physical illness of a paralytic and by forgiving him of his sins.

Troparion of the Resurrection
: Let us believers praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation; for he took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh, to suffer death, and to raise the dead by his glorious Resurrection.

Troparion of the Great-martyr and Unmercenary Healer Panteleimon
: O struggle-bearing and healing physician Panteleimon, intercede with the merciful God that He will grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter
: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion for Usual Sundays
: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.
Sunday, July 27 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Great-martyr Panteleimon)
8:50 a.m. – Orthros
10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
6:00 p.m. – Young Adults

Monday, July 28

Tuesday, July 29
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice

Wednesday, July 30
5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers, followed by Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, July 31
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
– NOTE: Ladies Fellowship (Only on 3rd Thursdays)

Friday, August 1
(Procession of the Cross)
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
6:30 p.m. – Paraklesis Service

Saturday, August 2
5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
6:30 p.m. – Great Vespers

Sunday, August 3
(Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. – Orthros
10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
The Eucharist Bread was offered by Joanna Meadows for the Divine Liturgy today.

Sister Olga and Sister Natalia from the Convent of St. Elizabeth
, Minsk, Belarus, will be at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, July 30th . They will speak and show a video about their ministry to the mentally ill and others. They will also speak at Christ the Saviour in McComb July 29th . More information is available in the handouts located in the hallway.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
July 27 Joanna Meadows Schelvers
August 3 Elizabeth Root Fahmys
August 5 (Tues. evening) Freundts Sh. Charlotte & Laura Algood
(Feast of the Transfiguration)
August 10 Fahmys Pigotts
August 14 (Thurs. evening) Bakers Patti/Anna Buckles
(Feast of the Dormition) & Rebecca Root
August 17 Woods D. Roots
August 24 R. Roots Morrises
August 31 Hendersons &n bsp; Milnors

Kitchen Maintenance:
We have a number of perishable items being left in the kitchen (including condiments, etc., in the refrigerator). These tend to spoil and often attract insects. Following any church event (feast, coffee hour, fellowship, etc.), unless specific arrange-ments are made to use left overs very soon, please take them home with you!

Calendar Items:

* The Ladies of St. Peter will be meeting at the church next Saturday morning, August 2nd for prayers, breakfast and a brief meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming months.

* Katherine Sarah Habeeb will be baptized on Saturday, August 16th at 2:00 p.m. Please keep her and her family in your prayers!

* St. Peter's will be hosting the Parish Life Conference next year. The dates for the conference will be June 10-14. This will a wonderful opportunity to showcase our parish. More information will be available in the future.
Fasting Discipline for July/August
During the remainder of July, the traditional fasting continues on Wednesdays and Fridays (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil). The traditional fasting is also observed from August 1 through August 14 (the Dormition Fast), except on August 6th (Feast of the Transfiguration) when fish and wine are permitted. The traditional fasting=2 0is again observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month; however, a strict fast is observed on August 29th, the Commemoration of the Beheading of the Forerunner.

Major Commemorations During July/August
July 27 Great-martyr and Unmercenary Panteleimon
July 31 Forefeast of the Procession of the Precious Cross
Aug 1 Procession of the Holy Cross
Aug 6 Transfiguration of Our Lord
Aug 15 Dormition of the Theotokos
Aug 29 Beheading of the Forerunner

Please supervise your children to avoid spills, ink stains or marks from their writing and drawing on our new chairs. Thank you for your help with this.

Quotable: "Christ our God , You accepted voluntary crucifixion for the resurrection of the human race. You stained your fingers with blood by the pen of the Cross as with ink of royal purple, in Your love for mankind; signing as King the document of our remission."
- Vespers Hymn
Weekly Quote: "Eternal life is not what begins after temporal life; it is the eternal presence of the totality of life."
- Fr. Alexander Schmemann

WORSHIP: Sunday, August 3, 2008 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
Scripture: Romans 15:1-7; Matthew 9:27-35
Celebrant: Father John
Homily: Father John
Deacon: Deacon Richard
Acolytes: Stephen Chamblee
Prosphora: D. Roots
Coffee Hour: Fahmys
Teen Hosts: TBA
posted by Daniel Root at 8:14 AM Parish Life

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