SUN AUG 14 9th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8
- 9тa Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @9:00 AM
- Apostle 1 Сor. 3:9-17
- Gospel Mt. 14:22-34
- Panakhyda for Archpriest Steven Belonick, Andrew and Catherine Kochanowski, Michael and Mary Kerelejza, and Steven and Anne Belonick, as requested by Cynthia Belonick and Kathy Santa Maria.
MON AUG 15 Dormition of the Most Holy Birth-giver of God.
- Успіння Пресвятої Богородиці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
SAT AUG 20 Moleben to the Mother of God.
Молебен до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 5:00 PM
SUN AUG 21 10th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1
- 10та Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @9:00 AM
- Apostle 1 Cor. 4:9-16
- Gospel Mt. 17:14-23
- Panakhyda for Helen Gerent (20 years), Michelle Goss, Michael Stepash, John Garent, and other departed family members, as requested by Shirley and Richard Goss.
СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НАВІКИ! GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY NOW AND EVER!
INDEPENDENCE day of Ukraine: Wednesday, August 24 marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. At the end of Divine Liturgy next Sunday, the choir will sing a hymn asking that God bless Ukraine in this time of war and genocide. Please wear traditional embroidered outfits next Sunday. Прийдіть до церкви у ваших вишитих сорочках і блузках з нагоди вшанування Дня Незалежності України наступної неділі. On August 24, 2022, wear Blue & Yellow to show support for Ukraine.
AID for Ukraine: Please continue to donate, pray and fast! Today is the 172nd 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.
JUNIOR Ukrainian Orthodox League: We continue to have lots of stuff for sale on the tag sale shelves, come and check out all the new stuff! We still are collecting bottles and cans; money is used for donations to organizations that need support in our community! Thank you for your support! Isabella Castrillo – President.
MANY THANKS go to those who came and helped to clean our property yesterday. Велика подяка всім хто прийшов і допоміг в прибиранні вчора.
SAINT OF THE DAY: New Martyr Nazarius, Metropolitan of Kutaisi-Gaenati, and his companions, of Georgia are commemorated on August 14. Metropolitan Nazarius of Kutaisi-Gaenati was born in 1872 in the village of Didi Jikhaishi in Imereti. His forefathers belonged to a long lineage of clergy, and the future metropolitan was nurtured in the Church from the earliest years of his youth. Nazarius (known in the world as Joseph) received his education at Kutaisi Theological School. In 1892 he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Seminary and began to serve in the Church, first as a deacon and later (from February 9, 1893) as a priest. In 1904, after a series of personal tragedies (first his wife died, then his two daughters), Nazarius was tonsured a monk. On November 4, 1918, he was enthroned as Metropolitan of Kutaisi. The years 1922 to 1923 marked a difficult period in the history of the Georgian Church. The Bolsheviks razed twelve hundred churches, destroyed much of the Church’s wealth, burnt many rare manuscripts, and persecuted spiritual leaders—particularly Georgian nationalists. On February 10, 1921, following the Red Army’s invasion of Georgia, the treasures of the Sioni and Svetitskhoveli Cathedrals were carried away to Kutaisi for safekeeping. Patriarch Leonid gave his blessing for four boxes of holy objects to be buried under the porch at Metropolitan Nazarius’s residence, which was located on the grounds of the Bagrati Cathedral. After the Bolsheviks secured their occupation of Georgia, they discovered where the treasures had been buried and arrested Metropolitan Nazarius. They accused him of agitating against the government and concealing the possessions of the Church. During the court proceedings the metropolitan was asked for whom he had hidden the treasure, and he answered, “For the Church and the Georgian people!” The court sentenced Nazarius to the most severe punishment—execution by a firing squad—but the sentence was subsequently rescinded. In the end, the Bolsheviks imprisoned the hierarch and confiscated his personal belongings. In April of 1924, Metropolitan Nazarius received amnesty and was released after two years in prison. He returned to his diocese, which was undergoing many trials. He was not permitted to return to his own residence but was obliged to live with his brother, while his former home was transformed into a storage facility. On August 14, 1924, a delegation from the village of Simoneti came to the metropolitan to request that he consecrate their local church. At the appointed time, the metropolitan arrived in Simoneti with his retinue and consecrated the church. That night, a group of Chekists (Soviet security agents) broke into the house where Metropolitan Nazarius and his entourage were staying, bound and beat them, and then dragged them to the village council. Without an investigation, the Troika (a Soviet extraordinary council of three judges) sentenced to death Metropolitan Nazarius and four other clergymen – Priest Herman Jajanidze, Priest Hierotheos Nikoladze, Priest Simon Mchedlidze, and Archdeacon Besarion Kukhianidze. A layman, Axalmotsameni, was also sentenced to death. They were shot to death in the Sapichkhia Forest. In 1994, with the blessing of Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II, the full Ecclesiastical Council of the Georgian Church resolved with one accord to canonize Metropolitan Nazarius and the clergymen who were martyred with him. At the same time, the council canonized all the Orthodox Christians who, for their Faith and the independence of their homeland, became victims of the totalitarian regime. They were proclaimed the “New Martyrs of the Georgian Church.”
CEMETERY COMMITTEE: The following projects have been completed recently – repair of sidewalk, repair of retaining wall, spring trimming of overgrown vegetation in front of headstones and around cemetery periphery, removal of items around the shed. Ongoing projects – fixing water faucets, monument circle. Any questions/concerns contact head caretaker John Bouchard at 860-223-7802.
“COFFEE and…” Thank you to the Bailly family for hosting “Coffee and…” last Sunday! Hosting today is the Uhryn Family. Hosting next Sunday Irene Blumes ( 8/21/2022). We always need donations of coffee, individual creamers, butter, and monetary donations to help pay for kitchen supplies.
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Happy birthday to Anastasiya and Caroline who celebratеd their birthdays this passed week. May God grant Anastasiya, and Caroline MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!
The Youth Ministry invites all school-age children (kindergarten through grade 12) to a mini golfing event at Safari Golf on the Berlin Turnpike on Sunday, August 28 following Divine Liturgy. Specific information will be sent to the children in the next weeks.