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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
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Friday, August 20, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, August 22, 2010


August 22, 2010

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday after the Dormition of the Theotokos



I Corinthians 16:13-24:  St Paul concludes his first letter to the church at Corinth with greetings from the Christians in Asia, and encouragements to be strong in the faith and submit to their spiritual elders.


Matthew 21:33-42:  From St Matthew we hear our Lord use the parable of the landowner to    foretell His' rejection by the Jews and the consequences to them for that rejection.


Troparion of the Resurrection:  Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women Disciples cast from them their parental condemnation, and proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying, Death has been spoiled.  Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.


Troparion of the Dormition:  In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for living thou wast translated, being the Mother of Life.  Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.


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 of the Dormition:  Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, who is never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control.  But being the Mother of Life, he who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb didst translate her to life.




Sunday, August 22   (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday after the Dormition of

the Theotokos)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

            12:00 p.m.       -- Ladies of St. Peter

5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group


Monday, August 23

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, August 24

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Wednesday, August 25

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

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, August 26  

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Friday, August 27 

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros

Saturday, August 28

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

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


Sunday, August 29   (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Beheading of the Forerunner)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

5:30 p.m.         -- Young Adults





Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Bakers 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 small piece and treat it carefully.


Congratulations and Many Years! to Cliff and Anna Kathryn Stewart (and grandparents Ken and Anastasia Jones) on the birth of  Virginia Anastasia Stewart this past Wednesday.  She weighed a little over 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.  Mother and child are doing well.


Christian Education will begin on Sunday, September 19th at 9:00 a.m.  As is his custom, Father John will address the children that morning.  Please make every effort to have your children there on time.


Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour

         August 22                             Bakers                                       Morrises

         August 29                             Woods                                       Joneses

         September 5                          R. Roots                                   Meadows

         September 7 (Tues. p.m.)      Hendersons (Artoklasia Bread) NO MEAL      

                  (Nativity of the Theotokos)

         September 12                        Katools                                    Strains

         September 13 (Mon. p.m.)    Schelvers                                  Meadows

                  (Elevation of the Holy Cross)

         September 19                        Morrises                                   R. Roots

         September 26                        Joneses                                    Woods      


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#

August 22                    Tom Skirtech                      I Cor. 16:13-24                152

August 29                    Walt Wood                         Acts 13:25-33                  406

September 5                Warren Strain                     II Cor. 4:6-15                   163

September 12              Mildred Morris                   Gal. 6:11-18                     198

September 13 (Mon. p.m.)  Kh. Sharon Meadows I Cor. 1:18-24                  311

September 19              Kh. Be'Be' Schelver           Gal. 16:20                        193


Please remember the following in your prayers:  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, the Milnor family; Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate  (St. Ignatius in Franklin).


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


Andrew Sellers will be baptized Saturday morning, September 18th.  Please pray for him, his parents and his godparents.


Welcome! to the Zouboukos family, Anthony and Athena with their children Demetrius, Alexa and Nicholas. 


Ellie Wise, a member of St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Arlington, WA will be starting her freshman year at Belhaven College soon.  Ellie wishes to attend Vespers and Divine Liturgies, but she will be living on campus and has no car.  We need 3-4 volunteers to be able to work out transportation for her.  If you can help, please let Father John know.


St. Peter's will be sending a love gift to the family of Father Matthew MacKay who died recently.  Father Matthew was the pastor of St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, TX.  If you would like to participate in this, please submit your check (marked accordingly) to Deacon Terry.


The presentations from the recent Clergy Symposium at the Antiochian Village, concerning the diaconate, priesthood and episcopacy were recorded.  These may be found on Ancient Faith Radio, probably under "Coverage for Symposium."  Bishop MICHAEL Dahulich's talk on the episcopacy was especially good.


Calendar Items:

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


Fasting Discipline for August

The traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  August 29th is also a strict fast day in remembrance of the Beheading of the Forerunner.


Major Commemorations During August

         August 29        Beheading of the Forerunner (strict fast day)


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.


Quotable:  "The memory of God involves a real presence of Him in the soul.  It is more than just a recollection of the past.  The memory of God is a form of prayer or contemplation."

              St. Basil the Great


"The Lord desires one man to be saved through another, and in the same way Satan strives to destroy one man through another."
St. John of Karpathos


Worship:         Sunday, August 29, 2010 (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost;

                        Beheading of the Forerunner)


         Scripture:                            Acts 13:25-33; Mark 6:14-30

         Celebrant:                           Father John

         Epistle Reader:                   Walt Wood

         Prosphora:                         Woods

         Coffee Hour:                       Joneses

posted by Daniel Root at 10:13 AM Parish Life

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