THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST; THE COMMEMORATION OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, BASIL THE GREAT SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY JANUARY 1, 2011

2 01 2011

Saturday, Jan. 1 CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM ST. BASIL THE GREAT ARCHBISHOP
Myrovania – (Anointing of Holy Oil) after Divine Liturgy
Anna Hamuka – Pinaha & Szewczuk Families

Sunday, Jan. 2 SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Jan. 5
9:00 AM Frank Dudish – Bosack & Valadja Families
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Thursday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
10:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY – Great Blessing of Holy Water
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Friday, Jan. 7
9:00 AM Anna Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Saturday, Jan. 8
4:00 PM Stella Lucinski – Brother Stanley & Anna Giza

Sunday, Jan. 9 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE HOLY SUPPER: The Holy Supper scheduled for our parishioners and family will be held in the Church Hall on Thursday, January 6th at 5: PM.
All members are invited; please inform the office if you are attending if you did not sign up on the sheet in the vestibule. The supper will be prepared by different individuals and if you would like to contribute to this supper your generous contribution would be appreciated. Hope to see those of you who are interested on this special evening.

OBLIGATION: Thursday, January 6th is a holy day of obligation. It is your duty to attend the Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Holy Water.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
Jan. 1 – Jan. 8 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of Helen Kurkoski.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Roman at 735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket. Father would like to bless everyone’s home if you so desire. This is the Priest Pastoral duties to visit all parishioners so if you see Father at your door, don’t be surprised.

THANKS: Through the year, many of the parishioners have volunteered for various projects. The services that you so willingly provide is greatly appreciated – whether it be the cleaning of the Church, baking the bread for all services, snow removal on the sidewalks, being there for funerals to open and arrange the necessary bells etc., working at our fund-raising projects, choir singing and any other service that is connected to the Church duties, especially your contribution. Your volunteer hours keep us in good running – Keep up the good work with God’s Blessings. You can be proud of all your time spent to help your Church.

BUILDING FUND: We extend our thanks to those who donated to our Church Building/Improvement Fund in the amount of $100 in memory of Mary Sawka.
Donations made by John & Theresa Beshada, Steffie Zearfoss, Frank & Dorothy Kobela, Clara Patrylak, Amelia Nice and Helene Sirak. We appreciate the generous donations received.

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SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS SYNAXIS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY AND JUST JOSEPH, KING DAVID, AND JAMES, COUSIN OF OUR LORD DECEMBER 26, 2010

2 01 2011

Saturday, Jan. 1 CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
4:00 PM ST. BASIL THE GREAT ARCHBISHOP
Myrovania – (Anointing of Holy Oil) after Divine Liturgy
Anna Hamuka – Pinaha & Szewczuk Families

Sunday, Jan. 2 SUNDAY BEFORE THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Jan. 5
9:00 AM Frank Dudish – Bosack & Valadja Families 
Thursday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

10:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY – Great Blessing of Holy Water
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Friday, Jan. 7

9:00 AM Anna Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Saturday, Jan. 8
4:00 PM Stella Lucinski – Brother Stanley & Anna Giza

Sunday, Jan. 9 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

The feast of the Circumcision is kept by the Church to commemorate the subjection of the Child Jesus to the Law of Moses. This feast was introduced in the fourth century. The Feast of St. Basil the Great also falls on the same day. St. Basil the Great was archbishop of Caesarea and a Doctor of the Church. He is called Patriarch of the Eastern monks, for he composed the first rule for them. The Western Orders adapted many monastic regulations from the rule of St. Basil.

JORDON WATER-BLESSING
Closely connected with the feast of the Theophany is the Great Water-Blessing. This sacred tradition of the Eastern Church can be traced back to the first centuries of Christianity. In the course of time, different rites developed for the Great Water-Blessing on the feast of the Theophany’s. From earliest times our people have greatly cherished the custom of the Great Water-Blessing. The people attached great significance of the Blessed Jordan Water, which they kept in their homes as something possessing great sanctifying powers.
From very ancient times the Eastern Church, has regarded the sanctified Jordan water as a great sacramental, possessing miraculous powers for healing both soul and body. In a sermon on the feast of the Theophany St. John Chrysostom says: “This is the day on which Christ was baptized and blessed the substance of waters. For this reason the faithful take water home and keep it throughout the year. It is interesting to note that this blessed water is not spoiled for a long time; it remains fresh even for two or three years, and after such a long period its quality does not differ from the water recently brought from the well.” The Greek Church calls the Jordon water “mega hagiasm” which signifies “something very sacred.”

THE HOLY SUPPER: The Holy Supper scheduled for our parishioners and family will be held in the Church Hall on Thursday, January 6th at 5: PM.
All members are invited; please inform the office if you are attending if you did not sign up on the sheet in the vestibule. The supper will be prepared by different individuals and if you would like to contribute to this supper your generous contribution would be appreciated. Hope to see those of you who are interested on this special evening.

OBLIGATION: Thursday, January 6th is a holy day of obligation. It is your duty to attend the Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Holy Water.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
Jan. 1 – Jan. 8 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of Helen Kurkoski.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Roman at 735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket. Father would like to bless everyone’s home if you so desire. This is the Priest Pastoral duties to visit all parishioners so if you see Father at your door, don’t be surprised.

THANKS: Through the year, many of the parishioners have volunteered for various projects. The services that you so willingly provide is greatly appreciated – whether it be the cleaning of the Church, baking the bread for all services, snow removal on the sidewalks, being there for funerals to open and arrange the necessary bells etc., working at our fund-raising projects, choir singing and any other service that is connected to the Church duties, especially your contribution. Your volunteer hours keep us in good running – Keep up the good work with God’s Blessings. You can be proud of all your time spent to help your Church.

BUILDING FUND: We extend our thanks to those who donated to our Church Building/Improvement Fund in the amount of $100 in memory of Mary Sawka.
Donations made by John & Theresa Beshada, Steffie Zearfoss, Frank & Dorothy Kobela, Clara Patrylak, Amelia Nice and Helene Sirak. We appreciate the generous donations received.