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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, October 17, 2010


October 17, 2010

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council



Titus 3:8-15:  On this Sunday we read from St. Paul's letter to Titus, whom he warns to avoid delv­ing into unprofitable and foolish questions about doctrine, and to reject heretics after two admonitions.


Luke 8:5-15:  Our Lord tells the parable of the sower in which he teaches us that the believer who perseveres with honest and good hearts will bear much fruit.


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 Holy Fathers: Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise who didst establish our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to thee.


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, October 17   (Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            9:00 a.m.         -- Christian Education

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

5:30 p.m.         -- Young Adults


Monday, October 18   (Apostle Luke)

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, October 19  

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Wednesday, October 20  

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

            6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, October 21   

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Friday, October 22  

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Saturday, October 23   

5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

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


Sunday, October 24   (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            9:00 a.m.         -- Christian Education

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group





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


Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour

         October 17                            D. Roots                                  Hendersons

         October 24                            Dansereaus                              Freundts

         October 31                            Freundts                                   Schelvers

         November 6 (Sat. a.m.)         Fahmys                                    Karen Cooper

                  (St. Raphael of Brooklyn)

         November 7                          Bakers                                     Fahmys

         November 14                        Woods                                     Pigotts

         November 21                        R. Roots                                   POT LUCK MEAL           

                                                                 (Set-up/Clean-up:  Danereaus, D. Roots, Meadows)

         November 28                        Hendersons                              Morrises    


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#

October 17                  Tom Skirtech                      Titus 3:8-15                             322

October 24                  Walt Wood                         Gal. 6:11-18                            198

October 31                  Sh. Charlotte Algood          Eph. 2:4-10                              202

November 6 (Sat. a.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows       Heb. 7:26-8:3                          334

November 7                Warren Strain                     Eph. 2:14 to end                       207

November 14              Mildred Morris                   Acts 8:26-39                              42

November 21              Kh. Be'Be' Schelver           Heb. 9:1-7                               337

November 28              Brenda Baker                     Eph. 6:10-17                            223


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.        



Denis and Tatiana's Wedding!!  Denis Lavric and Tatiana Didic will be married on Sunday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m.  Please take note that we will not be having Orthros or Christian Education that Sunday morning.  Instead we will begin the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.  Following the Divine Liturgy, there will be a brief break then the wedding and a reception immediately afterward.  The entire church is invited to stay and help Denis and Tatiana celebrate this wonderful event!


Calendar Items:

·         The Men of the parish have begun meeting for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.

·         We will be holding a Fall Festival here at the church on the afternoon of Saturday, October 23rd, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The Teens will be taking care of the planning for this. Please be sure to come enjoy the fun, games and fellowship!!

·         Denis Lavric and Tatiana Didic's wedding will be held Sunday, October 31st, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  (See notice elsewhere in these announcements.)

·         The Mississippi Valley Deanery will be holding their Clergy Retreat in Pensacola on October 25-27th.

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


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 October

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


Major Commemorations During October

         October 18       Apostle Luke the Evangelist

         October 23       Apostle James, Brother-of-the-Lord

         October 26       Great-martyr Demetrios


Quotable:  "I have read many books of varied contents; I have read and re-read them, but still I am not yet satisfied.  My spirit still thirsts for further knowledge and my heart is unsatisfied; it hungers, and from all the knowledge thus acquired by the intellect, it cannot gain full happiness.  When will it be satisfied?  It will be satisfied, when 'I will behold Thy face in righteousness:  I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.'  Until then I shall hunger."

                                                Fr. John of Kronstadt  



Worship:         Sunday, October 24, 2010 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)


         Scripture:                       Galatians 6:11-18; Luke 8:26-39

         Celebrant:                       Father John

         Epistle Reader:               Walt Wood

         Prosphora:                      Dansereaus

         Coffee Hour:                   Freundts



posted by Daniel Root at 3:05 PM Parish Life

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