Schedule & Bulletin

Upcoming Services

Wed.            9 am Divine Liturgy  10:30 Study Group 6 pm Study Group

Saturday      5 pm   Vespers

September 29- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost & Second Sunday of Luke

Tone 6-Troparion of the Resurrection

The Angelic Powers were at Thy tomb; the guards became as dead men. Mary stood by Thy grave, seeking Thy most pure body. Thou didst capture hell not being tempted by it. Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead, 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 6-Kontakion of the Resurrection

When Christ God the Giver of Life, raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, He bestowed resurrection on the human race. He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

Tone 8-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 of the second epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (4:6-15)

Brethren, it is the God Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. While we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence.

For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke (6:31-36)

The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.

And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

Prayer List

Sub-deacon Mitri and Nora Moussa, Lynne Morris, Eleni (Helen) Nicholas, Barbara Demis, Dennis Poney, Lydia Holt, Lily Zelner, Anna T.

Weekly Liturgy and Study Group-Two Groups

We invite you to attend our weekday Divine Liturgy, usually on Wednesday at 9 am, and following that at around 10:30 we have our adult study group. The Study Group involves discussing a 10 Point Plan of Orthodox Living, Scripture study, questions and fellowship.

The Divine Liturgy is a very important act of worship that draws us closer to God and gives us strength in the middle of the week.

The evening Study Group will be on Wednesday at 6 pm, the morning one at 10:30 am.

Dear Parishioners of Holy Spirit Orthodox Church:

Greetings from California! I’m officially settled now, taking classes from the Great Martyr Euphemia Academy and working at a local grocery store. I’ve made some great friends here, even some people that my parents knew in Eagle River, Alaska and some distant relatives! The church is absolutely beautiful and vibrant, with little kids running amok all throughout the service and a wide variety of social events going on.

I wanted to write to you all to thank you for your gifts and words of kindness. It truly means the world to me to know that you are all supporting me and praying for me. Everyone from your wonderful parish will always be a part of my family. I carry you all with me in my heart and pray for you all the time. I’m sending love from California to all of you and your families.

I can’t wait to see you all when I visit!

Lots of love, Mary Lourie


Mary Lourie

c/o St. John House

7105 McAdams Ln.

Felton, CA 95018-9454