SUN MAY 29 6th SUNDAY OF PASCHA. Of the Blind Man. Tone 5
- 6тa НЕДІЛЯ ПАСХИ. Про розслабленого.
- Divine Liturgy. Свята Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Acts 16:16-34
- Gospel Jn. 9:1-38
- Memorial Day Panakhyda. (Outside by the monument, weather permitting!)
WED JUNE 1 Great Vespers. Велика Вечірня @ 5:00 PM
THUR JUNE 2 The Ascension of our Lord. Вознесіння Господнє.
- Liturgy.Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
SAT JUNE 4 Akathist to the Mother of God.
- Aкафіст до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 4:00 PM
- Prayerful blessing of Anne & Dale Bailly on their 50th year marriage anniversary.
SUN JUNE 5 7th SUNDAY OF PASCHA. 1st Ecumenical Council. Tone 6
- 7ма НЕДІЛЯ ПАСХИ. 1го Вселенського Собору.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
- Gospel Jn. 17:1-13
- Panakhyda for John, Paraskewia, Michael, and John Jr. Petruniw, requested by Anne Bailly and the family.
ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС! ВОІСТИНУ ВОСКРЕС! CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!
AID for Ukraine: Please continue to donate!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: We wish to congratulate Ann Sencio who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, June 3. May God grant her Many Happy and Blessed Years! МНОГАЯ ЛІТА!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Anne and Dale Bailly, as they celebrate the 50th year of their loving and devoted marriage. A special prayerful blessing will be offered right after the Akathist service this Saturday, June 4 at 4 PM. Let’s come together to pray, honor, and celebrate this special day with Anne and Dale!
“COFFEE and…”: Thank you to everyone who continues to support coffee and… Please remember that money goes to the scholarships fund for your children! Thank you to Pani Matka Joanne Szwez for hosting coffee and… last Sunday!! Hosting today is Olga Buben. Hostess next Sunday 06/05/2022 is Nataliia Makaruk.
MEMORIAL DAY, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor the fallen. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. After World War I the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war. It’s now observed in every state on the last Monday in May with the Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on December 28, 2000, which asks that on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time, all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to “Taps.”
SAINT OF THE DAY: Virgin Martyr Theodosia of Tyre is commemorated on May 29. She lived during the third and fourth centuries. Once, during a persecution against Christians, which had already lasted for five years, the seventeen-year-old Theodosia went up to condemned Christian prisoners in the Praetorium in Caesarea, Palestine. It was the day of Holy Pascha, and the martyrs spoke about the Kingdom of God. Saint Theodosia asked them to remember her before the Lord when they should come to stand before Him. Soldiers saw that the maiden bowed to the prisoners, and they seized her and led her before the governor, Urban. The governor advised the maiden to offer sacrifice to the idols but she refused, confessing her faith in Christ. Then they subjected the saint to cruel tortures, raking her body with iron claws until her bones were exposed. The martyr was silent and endured the sufferings with a happy face, and to a second suggestion by the governor to offer sacrifice to the idols she answered, “You fool, I have been granted to join the martyrs!” They threw the maiden with a stone about her neck into the sea, but angels drew her out from the depths. Then they threw the martyr to the wild beasts to be eaten by them. Seeing that the beasts would not touch her, they cut off her head. By night Saint Theodosia appeared to her parents, who had tried to talk their daughter into not going into the sufferings. She was in bright garb with a crown upon her head and a luminous gold cross in her hand, and she said, “Behold the great glory of which you wanted to deprive me!” The Holy Martyr Theodosia of Tyre suffered for Christ in the year 307 or 308. On May 29 we commemorate the transfer of her relics to Constantinople and Venice. She is also commemorated on April 3.
PLEASE LOOK AROUND our church on Sunday morning, and if you see some new people don’t hesitate to talk and welcome them. They are the guests in our Lord’s house and your house of worship too. Do not be afraid of the language barriers; the language of love is truly universal and the most comprehensible one.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU: The Angels Club thanks Melissa Josefiak and Meroslava Szwez for donating their recent winnings back to the Angels Club Treasury. May God grant Melissa and Meroslava Many Blessed Years! МНОГАЯ ЛІТА!