JUNE 12 HOLY PENTECOST. Feast of the Holy Trinity.
- СВЯТА П’ятидесятниця. День Святої Троїці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Acts 2:1-11
- Gospel Jn. 7:37-52, 8:12
- Celebration of the 1st Confession for Jacob Bailly and Genevieve Duffy.
- Vespers with kneeling prayers @ 12:00 noon
SAT JUNE 18 Akathist to the Mother of God.
- Акафіст до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM
SUN JUNE 19 1st Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints. Tone 8
- 1ша Неділя після П’ятидесятниці. Всіх Святих.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Heb. 11:33-12:2
- Gospel Mt. 10:32-33,37-38,19:27-3040th-day
- Panakhyda for Julia Stepanchak and Joanne Mitchell.
- Panakhyda for Serhij Szwez, requested by Meroslava Szwez and the family.
СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НА ВІКИ! GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY NOW AND EVER!
VARENYKY MAKING is back!
Prep work – FRIDAY, June 17, 1 PM;
pinching – SATURDAY, June 18, 9 AM!
Заготовка в П’ЯТНИЦЮ, 17 червня на 1 год.;
ліпимо в СУБОТУ 18 червня на 9ту!
INDEPENDENCE DAY rummage sale is being planned for Saturday, June 25 (July 9, if it rains). We will have it outdoors (weather permitting) or in the church hall if it rains. Other fun activities will also be available too. Half of the proceeds will go to support Ukraine’s war efforts. Please, begin bringing newer items in good condition that can be sold on that day. Small kitchen appliances, dish sets, home décor, fishing, and sporting gear, and children’s toys/games are good sellers. No clothes or shoes. Items need to be brought to the hall by Thursday, June 23. Volunteers are needed to sort, organize and conduct this event!
AID for Ukraine: Please continue to donate! There are links on our Facebook page to purchase items from Amazon and donate. Many thanks go to Natalia Szwez, who raised $1500 for Maidan United at her school.
CEMETERY: We have a new landscaper, Grounds Guys of Newington, who is requesting that there are no decorations (flags, figurines, potted plants) near foot stones, in order to make mowing easier. Decorations are allowed and should be placed in front of the headstones. Mowing will be done every other week. Trimming around the headstones will be done as needed. Footstone trimming is the responsibility of the family. Thank you.
CAN ORTHODOX Christians celebrate a “Pride” month? In short, NO… According to Orthodox teaching “pride” is the source of all sins. Pride is selfish, disobedient, and self-righteous. No wonder the first person to exercise pride was the devil, who, being the closest angel to God, rebelled against his Creator. So, the questions we should ask ourselves are: What are we really celebrating? Should we, Christians, teach our children that pride is good and needs to be celebrated every year in June? Is pride not a sin anymore? Is sexual immorality ok now??? As Orthodox Christians, we should counter the celebrated vice of pride with the often-scorned virtues of humility and true love… If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will try to do what is best for them. Can there be anything better than Heaven and eternal life with our loving Creator? Of course, not! So, we should humbly remind ourselves and those, who are involved in certain lifestyles of that: “… neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6, 9-10). It is out of Christian charity that we should pray during this month of “pride”, that all God’s children may “be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth” (1 Tim. 2, 4). It’s out of our Christian duty that we need to remember the words of St. Paul: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret… Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as the wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Eph. 5, 11-17)
“COFFEE and…”: Thank you to everyone who continues to support coffee and… Please remember that the money goes to the scholarships fund for your children! Thank you to the family of Nataliia Makaruk for hosting coffee and… last Sunday!! Hosting today is Hryhorii Protsanyn. Hosting next Sunday is Luba Turetska. Donations of coffee, butter, and monetary donation are always welcomed. Thank you!
THE CHILD TAX rebate is now available to certain Connecticut residents who meet certain requirements. If you are eligible, you may receive a rebate of up to $750/family. More info at ct.gov Ви можете отримати $250 фінансову допомогу на кожну дитину до 18 років від штату СТ ($750/сім’ю). Єдине що потрібно зробити так це заповнити форму на сt.gov
2022-23 CALENDAR: Will those groups and individuals who have dates for the 2022-23 church calendar please get them to Nataliya Kyrychenko (the secretary of our parish council) by the end of June.
PROPER CHURCH ATTIRE: As the hot summer days are approaching, please keep in mind that our Orthodox temple is a sacred place to worship God with reverence and modesty. Please, consider that when you dress to come to church.
JOIN OUR Prayer Group. We get together on Sunday morning at 8 AM and read prayers of preparation for the receiving of Holy Communion. Let’s fill the house of our Heavenly Father with prayers before we welcome His Son in our midst and accept the gift of the Holy Spirit. “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” (Isaiah 56,7 and Mt. 21, 13)