Sunday, May 8, 2022

Saturday, May 7: Reader Vespers, Jr. SOYO and Teen SOYO meet at the usual times while Father is away.

Third Sunday of Pascha

The Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women,

Pious Joseph of Arimathea & Righteous Nicodemus

Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian; Venerable Arsenios the Great

Thought for Today: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and god-mothers in our midst as we also remember those who nurtured us and some who are now awaiting the day of reunion with us in the heavenly realm.

A Warm Welcome to Deacon James Aiken of St. Ananias Orthodox Church in Evansville. He is serving a Eucharistic Typika while Fr. Peter Jon is away. Some of you may remember him and his wife as frequent visitors some years ago.

An invitation from St. George Ladies’ Society in Terre Haute: Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan will be guest speaker at the retreat on Saturday, May 21st at the church in Terre Haute. RSVP is requested at 815-232-5244. See the hall bulletin board for additional information.

Coffee Hour Hosts: Wendy and Glen and Parishioners C-G

Next Week’s Hosts: Nina R and Parishioners H-R


We are in a Non-Fasting Period until after Ascension on June 2nd.

Wednesday, May 11: Reader Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, May 14: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Teen SOYO 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, May 15Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.


Typika often does not include the Epistle.

The Reading is the First Epistle of St. John. (1:1-7)

For St. John the Theologian

His voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life—the Life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the Eternal Life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Mark. (15:43-16:8)

For the Third Sunday of Pascha

At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the Kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether Jesus was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid. And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back – it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a long white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He is risen; He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.” And they went out quickly and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of Joseph of Arimathea – Tone 2

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It for burial in a new tomb. But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, granting to the world Great Mercy.

 Apolytikion  of the Myrrh-Bearing Women – Tone 2

Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the Angel cry out as he stood by the grave: Myrrh-oils are meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen, granting to the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of St. John the Theologian – Tone 2

O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a defenseless people. He that allowed thee to recline on His breast receiveth thee bowing in intercession. Implore Him, O Theologian, to dispel the persistent cloud of the heathen, and ask for us His peace and Great Mercy.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst destroy the power of  death. In victory, Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming Rejoice to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.

Megalynarion for Pascha

The Angel cried…

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of  Pascha – Tone 8

Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye the Fountain of immortality.


Receiving the Eucharist: Today, Deacon James cannot give the blessing to those not partaking of the Holy Eucharist; only the priest may do so. 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.

Coffee Hour Reminders: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.

Happy Anniversary: Randal & Linda S – 8th

Birthday Celebrations: Kh. Marilyn G (9th); Mariam G (10th); Linda S (10th); Anthony G (12th); Teya T (12th); Howard W (14th)

Blessed Name Day: Marah P (8th); Barb G (Isadora of Tabenna-10th)

Memory Eternal: Justin; Natalie; Archbishop Paul (OCA); Lovena; Gillian (Howard’s cousin’s daughter

Prayer List: Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child – loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie T of St. Mary’s; 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); Displaced Ukrainian refugees and those who remain in their war-torn country; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Petroulla’s mother hospitalized with kidney failure (Cyprus); Hermione with child;Arianna Vician; Rhonda’s sister-in-law Judee with a kidney tumor;Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt Helen and Uncle Bobby;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

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