Second Sunday after Pentecost Romans 2:10-16: In our reading from Romans we hear St Paul tell us that the Gentiles who obey the Law of God and yet are unbelievers do so out of knowledge of the Law written in their hearts and will be judged by the Lord. Matthew 4:18-23: In the reading from Matthew we see our Lord begin His public ministry by settling in the region of Galilee and calling His first four disciples. Troparion of the Resurrection: The stone being sealed by the Jews, and thy pure body being guarded by the soldiers, thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world. Wherefore, the heavenly powers acclaimed thee, O Giver of life, crying, Glory to thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to thy kingdom! Glory to thy gracious providence, O only Lover of mankind. Troparion of the Righteous Father David of Thessalonika: In thee the image was preserved with exactness, O Father; for taking up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thy deeds thou didst teach us to overlook the flesh, for it passeth away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Wherefore, O righteous David, thy spirit rejoiceth with the angels.
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 Theotokos: 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 26 (Second Sunday after Pentecost) 10:00 a.m. -- Divine Liturgy Office Closed -- Father John's Day Off 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros 6:00 p.m. -- Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy and Meal Wednesday, June 29 (Chief Apostles Peter and Paul) 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 30 (Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles) 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros Friday, July 1 (Cosmas and Damian of Rome) 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros Saturday, July 2 (Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos) 5:45 p.m. -- Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers Sunday, July 3 (Third Sunday after Pentecost) 10:00 a.m. -- Divine Liturgy Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Bakers for the Divine Liturgy today. Please be reminded of the following: 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. Also, at the end of the liturgy, maintain a prayerful disposition during the veneration of the cross as the prayers of thanksgiving after communion are still underway. Please exchange your greetings with each other in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour. Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule: Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour (Tues. p.m. – Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul) July 10 Hendersons Ellis/Zouboukos July 31 Algoods Hendersons 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. June 26 Phillip Lasseter Rom. 2:10-16 90 June 28 (Tues. p.m.) Brenda Baker II Cor. 11:21-33, 12:1-9 389 July 3 Kh. Be'Be' Schelver Rom. 5:1-11 96 July 10 Tom Willingham Rom. 6:18-23 102 July 17 Tom Skirtech Titus 3:18-15 322 July 24 Sh. Charlotte Algood Rom. 12:6-14 113 July 31 Walt Wood Rom. 15:1-7 119 Please keep Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family in your prayers as Walt recovers from back surgery. Please remember the following in your prayers: Fr. Leo, Kh. Be'Be', Stephen and Amy, Justyn and Jeffrey; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Maria Costas; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; David Turner's mother Mary Jean; Fr. Joseph Bittle, Kh. Joanna, their daughter Abigail and the rest of their family. Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
We are looking for new faces in the choir….anyone 7th grade or older who is interested should contact Karen or Sh. Margaret.
* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month. * The Fast of the Apostles will run from June 20-28 this year. We will celebrate Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on Tuesday evening, July 28th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. * We will be serving a meal at the Stewpot in Jackson on July 9th and November 19th. * Father John will be out of town July 21-31st for the Archdiocese Convention in Chicago.
* His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN will be here the weekend of May 6, 2012 to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary as a parish. The planning committee is working very hard to make our celebration a memorable one. There will be an evening event at the MS Museum of Art on Saturday, May 6th. Other events are being planned and more information will be available in the coming months.
On Tuesday night, June 28th , we will be celebrating St. Peter's and St. Paul's Feast Day with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy and a supper. Kh. Be'Be' is in charge of the meal, and there is a sign up list on the small bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Please take a second to volunteer to bring a dish. This will give us an idea of how many people will be coming. Thanks!
Sophie Elizabeth Dansereau will be baptized on Saturday morning, July 16th at 11:15 a.m.
New Parish Directory: The Parish Council has decided to implement a new Directory with family pictures. Pictures will be taken on the following Sundays: June 26th and July 3rd. A group picture will be taken at a later date for the cover of the Directory. Fasting Discipline for June/July The traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all days during the Fast of the Apostles (June 20-28). In July, the traditional fasting is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. Major Commemorations during June/July June 29 Chief Apostles Peter and Paul June 30 Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles July 1 Cosmas and Damian of Rome July 2 Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos July 5 Athanasios of Athos July 11 Euphemia the all-praised July 17 Great-martyr Marina July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is turned off. Happy Anniversaries in July: July 3 -- Emad and Suzi Fino (#23!) July 25 -- Reader Basil and Brenda Baker (#30!) Happy Birthdays in June/July: June 29 -- Jennifer Skirtech July 7 -- Nimer Fino (1992) July 22 -- Zachary Freundt Quotable: "The Holy Sacrament of Confession can rightly be called 'the Forgotten Medicine.' The whole world is lying in evil. Every one of us is infected with the deadly disease of sin, and one can be cured from this disease! The medicine is provided, and it is miraculous at that. You are healed the moment you take it. But we do not reach for it, to be healed and to lighten our conscience. Why? Because we have forgotten and neglected it." Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev Worship: Sunday, July 3, 2011 (Third Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture: Romans 5:1-10; Matthew 6:22-33 Epistle Reader: Kh. Be'Be' Schelver Coffee Hour: Joneses/Stewarts