Sunday, May 11, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Pascha
Sunday of the Paralytic
Hieromartyr Mokios, priest in Macedonia;
Cyril and Methodios, equals-to-the-Apostles and enlighteners of the Slavs; New-martyr Argyros of Thessalonica; Venerable Martyr Olympia; Martyr Joseph of Astrakhan
Visitors, we welcome you in the Name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Lord and Savior, You have taught us to honor our fathers and mothers, and to show love and obedience to them. From the depth of my heart I fervently pray to You, my God: hear my prayer. Bless my mother who has raised me up with the help of Your grace. Protect her from evil, harm, and sickness. Grant her faith, health, and joy. Bless all her works that they may give You honor and glory all the days of her life. Amen” – Ancient Faith Mother’s Day Card
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.
There is a dispensation from fasting until Holy Ascension, May 29th.
Tuesday, May 13: Women’s Bible Study at 7:00 – Kh. Marilyn’s home
Wednesday, May 14: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, May 17: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, May 18: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
May 26: Memorial Day
May 28: Vesperal Liturgy of the Ascension of Christ
June 8: Holy Pentecost
June 15: All Saints Feast Day
June 16: Apostles Fast begins.
June 25-29: Midwest Parish Life Conference in Fort Wayne
June 29-July 11: Antiochian Village Camp, Session II
Happy Birthday: Teya Tabbal (12th); Trevor Potts (12th); Missy Shahadey (13th); Lisa Woodward (14th)
Prayer List: Geni Gritton; Alex; Zane; Vicki; John; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Syrian Orphans; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana;; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis and Joyce.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O chant unto our God, chant ye.”
Verse: “Clap your hands, all ye nations!” Psalm 46:6, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (9:32-42)
IN THOSE DAYS, as Peter went throughout all regions, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who was bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him: “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he arose. And all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned back to the Lord.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which means Gazelle. She was full of good works and of charitable deeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they placed her in an upper chamber. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, “Come to us without delay.” So Peter arose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him into the upper chamber. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the tunics and other garments, which Tabitha made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said: “Tabitha, arise!” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15)
At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethsaida, which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first, after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for 38 years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.” But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk.’” They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?” Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befalls you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him.