Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia
Venerable Irenarchos of Solovky
Thought for Today: “Prayer is a guard of prudence, control of wrath, restraint of pride, cleansing of malice, destruction of envy, righting of impiety. Prayer is strength of bodies, prosperity of a household, good order of a city, might of a kingdom, trophy of war, assurance of peace. Prayer is a seal of virginity, fidelity in marriage, weapon of travelers, guardian of sleepers, courage of the wakeful, abundance for farmers, safety of those who sail. Prayer is an advocate for those being judges, remission for the bound, consolation for the grieving, gladness for the joyful, comfort for the mourners, a feast on birthdays, a crown for the married, a shroud for the dying. Prayer is converse with God, equal honour with the Angels, progress in good things, averting of evils, righting for sinners. Prayer made the whale a house for Jonas, brought Ezechias back to life from the gates of death, turned the flame to wind of moisture for the youth of Babylon. Through prayer Elias bound the heaven not to rain for three years and six months.”
+ St. Ephraim the Syrian+
Receiving the Eucharist: 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.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O ye righteous.
Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven!
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently, that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicós, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (5:14-19)
The Lord said to His Disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Ressurrectional Apolytikion Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of St. Marina Tone 4 (** Joseph was amazed**)
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: * O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, * and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. * I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; * for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: * accept me offered out of longing * to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. * Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.
Coffee Hour Host: Nina Roger’s Team with Parishioners H-R.
Next Week: Rhonda Webb’s Team with Parishioners S-Z
Father Peter will be attending The Clergy Symposium in Pennsylvania all week. Traveling Sunday after Divine Liturgy; returning late Saturday
Wednesday, July, 20: Readers Vespers at 6:00pm.
Saturday, July, 23: Adult Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –email@example.com.
Saturday, July, 23: Readers Vespers at 5:00; Jr SOYO at 4:00 and Teen SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, July, 24: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
Saturday, July 30: Maryanna Couloubaritsi and Franco Storino will wed in Memphis, Tenn.
Sunday, August 21: Coran Kerr and Matthew Robertson’s wedding will be at All Saints
Birthday Celebrations: James Tabbal (19th), Neumann Jones (21st), Mallory Finchum (23rd), Amari Ramanos Swank (23rd)
Names Day Celebration: Marina Stant, Vivian Margaret Garletts, Great Martyr Macrina (17th), Elise Arnold, Wendy Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth the new Martyr (18th), Linda Barrett, Neumann Jones, Leanne Bissell, St. Seraphim (19th), Coran Kerr, St. Macrina the younger (19th),Alicia Barrett, Prophet Elijah/Elias (20th), Miriam Stant, Marija Kuproves, Mariam Gillquist, Mary Magdalene (22nd)
Anniversary Celebrations: Dn Lucian and Dnssa.Miriam Stant (21st), Gillquists’ Anniversary at All Saints (23rd)
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Sotirios; John, Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); Jim (Jennifer Rigsby’s father); Styliani (Petroulla’s mother in Cyprus); Cindi (Rhonda’s niece); Elmo(Deacon and Marcia’s Friend); Marla, David, Pam, Lenochko (Elena’s Radchenko friend in Ukraine.)
Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child – loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John, Howard and Rhonda; Stanley (Marcia’s uncle).
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