SUN JULY 17 5th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4
- 5тa Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Rom. 10:1-10
- Gospel Mt. 8:28-9:1
SAT JULY 23 Moleben to the Mother of God.
- Молебен до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM
SUN JULY 24 6th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 5
- 6та Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle Rom. 12:6-14
- Gospel Mt. 9:1-8
СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НА ВІКИ! GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY NOW AND EVER!
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ДОПОМОЖІТЬ забезпечити світле майбутнє нашої Церкви! Станьте Покровителем/ою Митрополії! Покровителі Митрополії є новою, благодійною організацією УПЦ США, яка концентруватиме свою діяльність на поширенні вчення Православної Християнської Віри, розбудові Відділів Праці УПЦ США та збереженні міцною УПЦ США для майбутніх поколінь. Покровителі Митрополії зобов’язуються підтримувати Відділи Служіння Церкви: • Відділ Благодійності • Відділ Праці з Молоддю • Відділ Літургійних Видань • Семінарію • Відділ Місіонерства • Відділ Розвитку Духовенства • Місцеві гуманітарні проекти • Оновлення будівель та спонсорування інших церковних проектів УПЦ США. Будь-ласка ставайте членами цієї організації! Якщо не ми, то хто ж допоможе нашій Матері-Церкві?! Для більш детальнішої інформації відвідайте нашу вебсторінку www.guardiansofmet.org
FRESH POTATO VARENYKY are available for sale once again. They are tastier, larger, and cheaper than in the store at $9.00/dozen. Come and get them while supply lasts!
“COFFEE and…” Thank you to Maria Sacalosh for hosting last Sunday. Hosting today is Maria Savitska. Hosting next Sunday is Aliona Kovalenko. We always need donations of coffee, individual creamers, butter, and monetary donations toward a 100-cup coffee maker. Please sign up to host a Sunday in August and September. Thank you!!!
SAINT OF THE DAY: Fathers of the First Six Councils is Commemorated today. In the Ninth Article of the Nicea-Constantinople Symbol of Faith proclaimed by the holy Fathers of the First and Second Ecumenical Councils, we confess our faith in “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.” By virtue of the catholic nature of the Church, an Ecumenical Council is the Church’s supreme authority and possesses the competence to resolve major questions of church life. An Ecumenical Council is comprised of archpastors and pastors of the Church, and representatives of all the local Churches, from every land of the “oikumene” (i.e. from all the whole inhabited world). The Orthodox Church acknowledges Seven Holy Ecumenical Councils: The First Ecumenical Council (Nicea I) (May 29, and also on see the seventh Sunday after Pascha) was convened in the year 325 against the heresy of Arius, in the city of Nicea in Bithynia under Saint Constantine the Great, Equal of the Apostles. The Second Ecumenical Council (Constantinople I) (May 22) was convened in the year 381 against the heresy of Macedonias, by the emperor Theodosius the Great. The Third Ecumenical Council (Ephesus) (September 9) was convened in the year 431 against the heresy of Nestorius, in the city of Ephesus by the emperor Theodosius the Younger. The Fourth Ecumenical Council (Chalcedon) (July 16) was convened in the year 451, against the Monophysite heresy, in the city of Chalcedon under the emperor Marcian. The Fifth Ecumenical Council (Constantinople II) (July 25) “Concerning the Three Chapters,” was convened in the year 553, under the emperor Justinian the Great. The Sixth Ecumenical Council (Constantinople III) (January 23) met during the years 680-681, to fight the Monothelite heresy, under the emperor Constantine Pogonatos. The fact that the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea II) is not commemorated today testifies to the antiquity of today’s celebration that was established before the 7th Council took place. The Seventh Council, commemorated on the Sunday nearest to October 11, was convened at Nicea in the year 787 against the Iconoclast heresy, under the emperor Constantine and his mother Irene. The Church venerates the Holy Fathers of the Ecumenical Councils because Christ has established them as “lights upon the earth,” guiding us to the true Faith. “Adorned with the robe of truth,” the doctrine of the Fathers, based upon the preaching of the Apostles, has established one faith for the Church. The Ecumenical Councils, are the highest authority in the Church. Such Councils, guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and accepted by the Church, are infallible. The Ecumenical Councils were always convened for a specific reason: to combat false opinions and heresies, and to clarify the Orthodox Church’s teaching. But the Holy Spirit has thus seen fit, that the dogmas, the truths of faith, immutable in their content and scope, constantly and consequently are revealed by the conciliar mind of the Church, and are given precision by the holy Fathers within theological concepts and terms in exactly such measure as is needed by the Church itself for its economy of salvation. The Church, in expounding its dogmas, is dealing with the concerns of a given historical moment, “not revealing everything in haste and thoughtlessly, nor indeed, ultimately hiding something” (Saint Gregory the Theologian).
AID for Ukraine: Please continue to donate! Today is the 144 day of the war and genocide of Russia against Ukraine. All money raised goes towards providing medical and light military supplies (backpacks, clothing, and shoes) for our heroes on the frontlines. Please, remember to patronize Dunphy’s Ice Cream Store (912 Stafford Ave, Bristol), during this hot summer season. Our friends there helped us a lot at the beginning of our fundraising efforts for Ukraine.
CEMETERY: We are aware that there is a problem with the water faucets and are working on it. Any concerns, or questions, call head caretaker John Bouchard at 860-223-7802.
MANY THANKS go to those, who have been cleaning, organizing, and preparing the former funeral home building for asbestos removal and demolition for the last 2 weeks. May God bless you all for your hard labor!
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)