SUN AUG 21 10thSunday after Pentecost. Tone 1
- 10та Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. СвятaЛітургія @ 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.
WED AUG 24 Independence Day of Ukraine. День Незалежності України.
- Moleben to the Mother of God.
- Молебень до Пресвятої Богородиці @ 7:00 PM
SAT AUG 27 NO SERVICE.
SUN AUG 28 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2
- 11тa Неділя після П’ятидесятниці.
- Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
- Apostle 1 Сor. 9:2-12
- Gospel Mt. 18:23-35
СЛАВА ІСУСУ ХРИСТУ! СЛАВА НАВІКИ! GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY NOW AND EVER!
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: The regular monthly meeting will be held next Sunday, August 28.
INDEPENDENCE Day of Ukraine: Wednesday, August 24 will mark the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. At the end of Divine Liturgy today, the choir will sing a special hymn asking God to bless Ukraine in this time of war and genocide. We will also have a special Moleben to the Mother of God on August 24, at 7 PM, and ask our Most Holy Mother for help and protection in these most difficult times.
AID for Ukraine: Please continue to donate, pray and fast! Today is the 179th 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 many things for sale on the tag sale shelves, come and check out all the new stuff! We still are collecting bottles and cans; the money is used for donations to organizations that need support in our community! Thank you for your support! Isabella Castrillo – President.
SACRED ARTS CONTEST: This year the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA will be conducting the 23rd Regular Sobor. Utilizing visual art create something showing one of the following: How you are Praying for Ukraine; How others can or are praying for Ukraine; How the church, your parish, or community are praying for Ukraine. Explain how your artwork represents the theme. You may use any type of visual art such as drawing, watercolor, painting, cartoon, graphic design, mosaic, computer-generated art, etc. There is more information on our Metropolia website at www.uocofusa.org.
SAINT OF THE DAY: Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy is commemorated today. Saint Thaddeus, Apostle of the Seventy, was by descent a Hebrew, and he was born in the Syrian city of Edessa. He must be distinguished from Saint Jude, also called Thaddeus or Levi (June 19), who was one of the Twelve Apostles. When he came to Jerusalem for a feast day, he heard the preaching of John the Forerunner. After being baptized by him in the Jordan, he remained in Palestine. He saw the Savior and became His follower. He was chosen by the Lord to be one of the Seventy Disciples, whom He sent by two to preach in the cities and places where He intended to visit (Luke. 10:1). After the Ascension of the Savior to Heaven, Saint Thaddeus preached the good news in Syria and Mesopotamia. He came preaching the Gospel to Edessa and he converted King Abgar, the people, and the pagan priests to Christ. He backed up his preaching with many miracles (about which Abgar wrote to the Assyrian emperor Nerses). He established priests there and built up the Edessa Church. Prince Abgar wanted to reward Saint Thaddeus with rich gifts, but he refused and went preaching to other cities, converting many pagans to the Christian Faith. He went to the city of Beirut to preach, and he founded a church there. It was in this city that he peacefully died in the year 44.
Venerable Abramius the lover-of-labor of the Kyiv Near Caves is also commemorated today. It is hard to determine precisely when Saint Abraham and the other saints of the Caves lived because of the scarcity of written records. It is likely, though not certain, that they lived during the Mongol-Tatar invasions in the XIII century. In the Teraturgim of Hieromonk Athanasius (Kalophoisky), dating back to the XVII century, Saint Abraham is called “Venerable Elder Abraham, the Lover of Labor.” Archbishop Philaret (Gumilevsky) said that “toward the end of his life, he toiled in a cave. After praying here, he worked to prepare everything necessary for the Brotherhood of the Caves, which earned him the title “Lover of Labor.” Archbishop Sergius (Spassky) suggests that Saint Abraham lived during the XII-XIII centuries. On the other hand, the Orthodox Encyclopedia places his life between the second half of the XIII century and the beginning of the XIV century. His holy relics rest in the Near Caves of Saint Anthony. On an ancient icon of the wonderworkers of the Near Caves, Saint Anthony is called an Ihumen. He is described in the same way in a manuscript list of saints. If that is so, then he buried Prince John, who was killed by his own servants in Vyshgorod in 1396, near the tomb of Saint Theodosios. Saint Abraham the Lover of Labor has long been commemorated on August 21. Saint Abraham is also commemorated on September 28, the Synaxis of all the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves Monastery, and on the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent, the Synaxis of all the Venerable Fathers of the Kyiv Caves.
“COFFEE and…” Thank you to the Uhryn Family for hosting “Coffee and…” last Sunday! Hosting today is Irene Blumes. Hosting next Sunday is the Pokotylo family (8/28/2022). We always need donations of coffee, individual creamers, butter, and monetary donations to help pay for kitchen supplies. Please sign up to host coffee and… for October and November. Thank you for your continued support!!
ANGELS CLUB: Congratulations to the winners of the August drawing. They are: Orest Stepanczak, $25.00; Ann Godzyk, $15.00 and Walter Szwez, $10.00.
+ + + CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS + + +
The Youth Ministry has sent invitations to all of our parish students, grades K – 12, to celebrate the opening of the new school year at Safari Mini Golf next Sunday, August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If any student has not received that invitation, please join us at 2340 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. For further information, see Sarah Bailly, Cynthia Sirick, or Father Andrii.
Happy birthday to Genevieve who will be celebrating her birthday in the coming week.
Congratulations to the following students who are observing their patron saint days: Samantha – Prophet Samuel, August 20; Jacob, Patriarch Jacob, August 21, Natalie, St. Natalia, August 26. These students will celebrate their special day with their classmates on the first day of Church School classes. May God grant Genevieve, Samantha, Jacob, and Natalie MANY BLESSED YEARS! MNOHAYA LITA!
Church School will begin on Sunday, September 18 following Divine Liturgy. Information will be mailed to all families at the beginning of September.