Sunday, April 26, 2020

Saturday evening Great Vespers is served online.

New Sunday or Anti-Pascha

Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Called “The Twin”

Hieromartyr Basil, Bishop of Amasea with Venerable Glaphyra;Stephen, Bishop of Perm;

 Venerable Ioanikios of Devitch in Serbia

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!







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We are still observing the directive with only 5 present during the services.

Saturday, May 2: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, May 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


Attending together with you, our beloved church family.

Sunday’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Reading is from the Acts of the Saintly and Pure Apostles. (5:12-20)

In those days, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the Apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they arrested the Apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John (20:19-31).

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the Disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the Disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other Disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.” Eight days later, His Disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the Disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha (Usually sung by Fr. Peter Jon)

In the gathering places bless God the Lord, from the springs of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia.

Apolytikion for Thomas Sunday – Tone 7

While the tomb was sealed, Thou didst shine forth from it, O Life. While the doors were closed, Thou didst come in to Thy Disciples, O Christ God, Resurrection of all, renewing in us through them an upright spirit, according to the greatness of Thy mercy.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Though Thou didst descend into the grave, O Immortal One, yet didst Thou destroy the power of     Hades, and didst arise as victor, O Christ God, calling to the myrrh-bearing women, Rejoice, and giving peace unto Thine Apostles, O Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen.

The Megalynarion for Thomas Sunday- Tone 1

O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos, the immeasurable honor, which is more exalted than all creatures, with praises do we magnify thee.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Thomas Sunday – (Psalm 147:1)

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Alleluia.

  • Instead of “We have seen the true light,” sing “Christ is Risen” ONCE.


(Please note that Fr. Peter sings the first line with the parish joining on the last line;

after that all sing together.)

Priest: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death,

People: and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Priest: Christ is risen!

People: Truly He is risen! (THRICE)

Priest: Glory to His Third-day Resurrection!

People: We adore His Third-day Resurrection!


Birthday Greetings: Noah S (28th); Ephrem A (30th)

Name Day Blessing: Valeria V (28th – St. Valeria); Ava R (29th – St. Ava)

Memory Eternal: Rick; infant Sam; Doris Finchum

Prayer List: Friends of Petroula in Greece (Aphrodite and son Angelos); James Finchum’s family at his mother’s passing; Adam; Eileen; Violet (Vicki’s granddaughter’s newborn); Beth & Bobby Lewis (Caleb’s parents with the virus); Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin; Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Catherine with child; Rebekah with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Nikki with child;  Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith Ann; George; Dee; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation; world-wide coronavirus outbreak.