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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
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Friday, July 09, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Great-martyr Euphemia the all-praised


II Corinthians 6:1-10:  In our reading from II Corinthians, St Paul commends his and the other apostles' ministry as servants of God, explaining the means by which they were able to endure all things for the glory of God.


Matthew 9:27-35:  The Lord Jesus again demonstrates His mercy by healing two blind men and cast­ing out a demon from a man possessed.  We see that the Lord has compassion for all those who are op­pressed by sin, death and Satan.


Troparion of the Resurrection:  When Mary stood at thy grave looking for thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above thy revered tomb, and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men.  Thou led hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world;  O thou who art risen from the dead!  O Lord, glory to thee.


Troparion of the Great-martyr Euphemia:  O Euphemia, Christ's comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright.  O all glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may be granted unto us.


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 11   (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

            12:00 noon      -- Pot Luck Meal

            5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group


Monday, July 12

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, July 13

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Wednesday, July 14

            6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, July 15  

            NO  Daily  Orthros


Friday, July 16

            NO Daily Orthros


Saturday, July 17

            NO Catechism Class

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


Sunday, July 18   (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; Holy Fathers of the Fourth

Ecumenical Council)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

5:30 p.m.         -- Young Adults





Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Joneses for the Divine Liturgy today.



Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour

         July 11                                  Joneses                                    Schelvers

         July 18                                  D. Roots                                  Fahmys

         July 25                                  Meadows                                 Pigotts


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.


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#

July 11                        Walt Wood                         II Cor. 6:1-10                          168

July 18                        Warren Strain                     Titus 3:8-15                              322

July 25                        Kh. Sharon Meadows         Gal. 4:22-29                             314


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).


Calendar Items:

·         Father John will be on vacation July 12-18 and then he will be at the Clergy Symposium at the Village July 19-23.  If you have any needs during this time, please contact Father Leo or Father James (after July 18th).

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


Our monthly Sunday Pot Luck Meal is today.  Please be sure to stay and enjoy the fellowship.


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 July

In July, the traditional fasting   (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil)


Major Commemorations During July

         July 11    Euphemia the all-praised

         July 17    Great-martyr Marina

         July 20    Prophet Elias

         July 25    Dormiton of the Righteous Anna

         July 27    Great-martyr Panteleimon


Quotable:  "Share what you have, lest you lose what you have.  Spend what you possess on the needs of others in order to keep what you possess.  Do not cling to what you own, lest it be taken away from you.  Do not hoard your treasures, lest they rot and become worthless.  Entrust all your wealth to God, because it is then protected against all who want to steal or destroy it.  Do you understand what these injunctions mean?  Or do they sound like nonsense to you?  To the person without faith, they mean nothing.  But to the person with faith, they make perfect sense.  Faith tells us that God alone can supply the material things on which we depend.  He gives some people more than they need, not that they can enjoy great luxury, but to make them stewards of his bounty on behalf of orphans, the sick, and the crippled.  If they are bad stewards, keeping this bounty to themselves, they will become poor in spirit, and their hearts will fill with misery.  If they are good stewards, they will become rich in spirit, their hearts filling with joy."

                                                                              St. John Chrysostom


Worship:         Sunday, July 18, 2010 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; Holy Fathers of

                         the Fourth Ecumenical Council)


         Scripture:                      Titus 3:8-15; Matthew 5:14-19

         Celebrant:                     Father John

         Epistle Reader:             Warren Strain

         Prosphora:                    D. Roots

         Coffee Hour:                 Fahmys



posted by Daniel Root at 8:01 AM Parish Life

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