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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


Romans 6:18-23:  St Paul, writing to the Romans, explains that when we were freed from sin we became slaves to righteousness;  therefore, we must resist enslavement to sin and instead become enslaved to God.


Matthew  8:5-13:  Jesus shows His great mercy to those who have faith in Him when He heals the servant of a centurion.


Troparion of the Resurrection:  Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; for the Lord hath done a mighty act with his own arm.  He hath trampled down death and become the First-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.


Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter:  O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou didst 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, June 20   (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy


Monday, June 21

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, June 22

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Wednesday, June 23

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

            6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers followed by Parish Council Meeting

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, June 24   (Nativity of the Forerunner)

            6:00 a.m.         -- Festal Orthros


Friday, June 25

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Saturday, June 26

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

            5:45 p.m.         -- Ninth Hour Prayers followed by Great Vespers


Sunday, June 27   (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy




Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Dn. Richard Roots for the Divine Liturgy today.


Please be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take it after communion.  Because this bread has been blessed, we should take care not to let crumbs fall on the floor.  Parents, especially, please help your children to choose a mall piece and treat it carefully.


Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour

         June 20                                 R.Roots                                    R. Roots

         June 27                                 Katools                                    Chamblees

         June 28 (Mon. p.m.)             Schelvers                                 Christina Katool

                  (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul)


Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew.  Please be sure to use this book when you read.

                                    Reader                               Reading                                  Page#

June 20                       Kh. Be'Be' Schelver           Rom. 6:18-23                              102

June 27                       Tom Willingham                 Rom. 10:1-10                               108

June 28 (Mon. p.m.)    Brenda Baker                     II Cor.11:21 to end; 12:6-9          389


Our condolences and prayers go out to Dn. Richard and Sh. Margaret Root, Alvin and Patti Buckles, their children, grandchildren and all their families on the falling asleep of Sh. Margaret and Patti's father, Paul Boudra.  May his memory be eternal!


Congratulations to Dn. Terry and Sh. Charlotte Algood on the birth of their new grandchild, John David Williams.  Mother and child are both doing well.


Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, bishop ANTOUN.        


Please remember the following in your prayers:  Anna Kathryn and Cliff Stewart and their unborn child; The Longa and Dn. Sidney Elliott families from St. John's in Memphis; Fr. Donald Lloyd; Sh. Charlotte Algood, Dn. Terry and their family; Fr. James and Kh. Linda Ellison; Bobby and Sue Webb (Deborah Finley's parents); Tom Skirtech, Amy and Brantley Oliver; Reader Basil's family; Aidan Milnor, te Milnor family; Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate  (St. Ignatius in Franklin).


Father John and several members of our parish are travelling home today from the Parish Life Conference in Jacksonville, FL.  Please pray for their safe return.


Calendar Items:

·         The Fast of the Apostles will continue through June 29th.

·         We will celebrate the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with Orthros followed by the Divine Liturgy and a Pot Luck meal on Monday evening, June 28th.

·         Our next time to serve a meal at the Stewpot will be on October 30th.


Our monthly Sunday Pot Luck Meal was not held the first week in June, due to the festal meals in the weeks at the end of May.  We will hold a Pot Luck meal on Monday evening, June 28th following the Liturgy for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.


If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is set to the optimum temperature for the building when unoccupied.



Fasting Discipline for June

The apostle's Fast this year extends from May 31st until the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Tuesday, June 29th.  During this time the traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is maintained on all days of the week.


Major Commemorations During June

         June 24   Nativity of the Forerunner

         June 29   Chief Apostles Peter and Paul

         June 30   Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles


Quotable:  "Prayer is a conversation directly with God, being always with God, having one's soul united with Him and one's mind inseparable.  A person becomes one with the angels and unites with them in perpetual praise and longing."

                                                                              St. Symeon of Thessaloniki



Worship:         Sunday, June 27, 2010 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)


         Scripture:                                 Romans 10:1-10; Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

         Celebrant:                                Father John

         Epistle Reader:                         Tom Willingham

         Prosphora:                               Katools

         Coffee Hour:                           Chamblees

posted by Daniel Root at 10:33 AM Parish Life

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