Wednesday 9 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday 9 am Divine Liturgy-St. Peter and Paul
5 pm Great Vespers
June 23-1st Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints
Tone 8-Troparion of the Resurrection
From the heights Thou didst descend, O compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Tone 8-Troparion of Pentecost
Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit – through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net. O Lover of all Mankind, glory to Thee!
Tone 4-Troparion of All Saints
As with fine porphyry and royal purple, Thy Church has been adorned with Thy martyrs’ blood shed throughout all the world. She cries to Thee, O Christ God: “Send down Thy bounties on Thy people, grant peace to Thy habitation and great mercy to our souls!”
Tone 8-Kontakion of All Saints
The universe offers Thee the God-bearing Martyrs as the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator. By their prayers keep Thy Church, Thy habitation, in abiding peace through the Theotokos, O most Merciful One!
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
Tone 1-Kontakion of Pentecost
When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided all the nations, but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all mankind to unity. Therefore, with one voice we glorify the Holy Spirit.
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Tone 2-Kontakion of Ordinary Sundays
Steadfast protection of Christians, constant advocate before the creator, despise not the cry of us sinners; but in thy goodness come speedily to help us who call on thee in faith: hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for thou dost always protect those who honor thee.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, 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 clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
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.”
Sub-deacon Mitri and Nora Moussa, Lynne Morris, Eleni (Helen) Nicholas, Barbara Demis, Dennis Poney, Lydia Holt, Lily Zelner, Anna T., Bill Hardman.
You may have noticed some changes in wording in the Liturgy. This is due to the fact that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the OCA recently issued an official book with some different wording, and we are switching to this book.
Here are some of them.
On page 34 we skip the departed, as they are remembered in the litany following the homily.
On page 37-different setting:
On page 51-The Prayer Before Communion, second paragraph.
Therefore, I pray thee; have mercy upon me and forgive my transgressions both voluntary and involuntary, of word and of deed, committed in knowledge or in ignorance.
Saturday Divine Liturgy
On Saturday at 9 am we will end The Apostles Fast with a Divine Liturgy for Sts. Peter and Paul. Please come and pray with us.
Icon and Doors
If all goes according to plan, God being our helper, the new icon and Holy Doors will be installed next week. The walls in the altar/sanctuary are all prepared, thanks to Jerry Fahel.