First Sunday after Pentecost
Prophet Amos; Apostles Achaikos, Stephen and Fortunatos of the Seventy; Venerable Jerome of Bethlehem and Augustine, bishop of Hippo; Jonah, metropolitan of Moscow; Martyr Lazarus, Serbian prince
Visitors, you are invited to enjoy our FEAST DAY with us today
after Divine Liturgy as we celebrate with food and fellowship.
FEAST DAY PLANS
- Pitch In Meal that represents varied ethnic heritages
- Presentation of autobiographies by a few saints
- An Akathist later in the afternoon
Nourishment of the Soul: “Our stay on earth is not for sojourning, but for a personal choice for good or for evil, for truth or for falsehood.” — St. Nicholai of Zica
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL FATHERS
“We need great fathers today who will raise great sons and daughters. These are critical times for the Church and for our Christian family. Let us hope and pray that the line of great heroes of the Faith will not have died out but will be carried on in our generation. May we ponder this as we observe Father’s Day.” – Excerpt from the text on the back of today’s bulletin.
Apostles Fast begins Monday.
Wednesday, June 18: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, June 21: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 22: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – A short Myrrh Bearer meeting
June 25-29: Midwest Parish Life Conference in Fort Wayne – Father Peter Jon attends.
June 29: Ss. Peter & Paul Cookout (2-year memorial for Archpriest Peter; 10 year memorial for Edward and Susan Lave (Jan Gudaitis’s parents) -Name day for Fr. Peter Jon, Robert Rogers, Paul Blair and all celebrating their name day; Anniversary for Father and Khouria (June 30)
June 29-July 11: Antiochian Village Camp, Session II – Our campers leave early Sunday.
July 6: Baptism of Sadie Sremanak, daughter of Jim and Jessica
July 14-18: Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village
Happy Birthday: Toni Ban (15th); Sophia Bender (15th); Steve Blair (16th); Christian Gillquist (19th); Seavor Roach (21st)
Anniversary Blessings on June 18th: John & Debbie Craton; Craig & Elaine Morfas;
Jeff & Irene Weber
Memory Eternal Anniversary: Dale (25th); Violet (25th); Terri (11th – Geni Gritton’s daughter)
Prayer List: Lyuda Neukomm; George Gregory family; Gritton family; John & Mary Ann Griggs – traveling to Montana; Patricia; Bob R; Dr. Frank; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; 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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “God is wondrous in His saints.”
Verse: “In the churches bless ye God!” Psalm 67:35, 27
Gospel:The Reading from the St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of the aliens. Women received their dead by resurrection. And others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. And others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a witness through their faith, did not receive the promise, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”