August 3, 2014

 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Isaac, Dalmatos Faustus of the Dalmaton Monastery; Venerable Theoklites and Theodora; Salome the Myrrh-Bearer; Venerable Anthony the Roman, Wonder-worker of Novgorod.

 Let us pray to the Lord: For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “I accustomed myself not to leave my thoughts free in order to acquire purity of mind.” – Elder Porphyrios

 Blessing of the Children at the end of today’s service: Father Peter Jon will read the prayers of blessing as school-age children/teens and their teachers begin school year 2014-2015.  University students and teachers will be blessed in September.

 Coffee Hour Supplies: The pantry is empty! We use supplies from the kitchen pantry to supplement your weekly offerings. You may want to donate chips, salsa, cookies, coffee, nuts, crackers, pretzels, soda, or juice. This is different from the food pantry, used for those seeking food assistance. It too is almost empty except for a little pasta and rice.

 Communion: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession.  If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.


The Dormition Fast – August 1 to August 15.

Tuesday, August 5: Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 – Holy Transfiguration

Wednesday, August 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Feast Day of Holy Transfiguration

Friday, August 8: Paraklesis at 6:00

Saturday, August 9: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 10: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • August 12: Myrrh Bearers Bible Study
  • August 14: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship
  • August 15: Holy Dormition (Vesperal Liturgy – August 14)
  • August 29: Beheading of St. John (Vesperal Liturgy – August 28)
  • September 1: Ecclesiastical New Year
  • October 11: Annual Festival

 Happy Anniversary: Marvin & Alice Piercefield(5th); Dan & Jennifer Rigsby (9th)

Birthday Blessings: Gala Mullis (4th); John Craton (6th); Gary Gettelfinger (6th)

 Name Day Remembrance: Nancy Jones (St. Lydia – 3rd); Lydia Finchum (St. Lydia – 3rd)

 Memory Eternal: Terri (11th); Brian (28th); Bonnie (5th); Archpriest Spiro (18th – Albanian priest in New England)

Prayer List: Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);Chieh-su (Aaron Hsu’s grandfather); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako (surgery August 5th); LuAnna; Shirley; Nancy; Neal Bookwalter; Lyuda Neukomm; Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan.

           Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “The Lord will give strength unto His people.

Verse: “Bring unto the LORD, ye sons of God; Bring unto the LORD glory and honor!”

Psalm 28:11, 1

 Epistle:The Reading from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (1:10-17)

             BRETHREN, I beseech you, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no schisms among you, but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same resolve. For it has been indicated to me concerning you, my brethren, by those who are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

            Now what I mean is this; that each one of you says, “I am for Paul,” or “I am for Apollos,” or “I am for Cephas,” or “I am for Christ”: Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?” I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaios; lest anyone should say that you were baptized into my name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; other than that, I do not know whether I baptized any other. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made void.       

Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)

            AT THAT TIME, when Jesus went ashore He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick.  When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”  Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”  And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”  Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.  And they all ate and were satisfied.  And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.  And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.  Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.