4 08 2012

Saturday, Aug. 4
4:00 PM Mary T. & John Pryslak – George Pryslak Family

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
Thursday, August 9
9:00 AM Special Intention for all the souls in Purgatory
Saturday, Aug. 11
4:30 PM Elaine Makowski – Stephen Kozich

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

WELCOME FATHER VOLODYMYR POPYK and FAMILY TO OUR PARISH FAMILY. May God bless you with good health, happiness and spiritual guidance as you serve the parishioners of SS Peter & Paul Church. We welcome you as our new administrator. Mnohaya I Blahaya Lita!

DIVINE LITURGIES: Many openings are available for your special requests to have a Divine Liturgy in memory of, in honor of or any special occasion. Please use the envelope in the vestibule for your requests. Thank you.

In the future if a Holy Day should fall on a Monday
the Feast will be celebrated on the Sunday before the Feast.

On this day, in the Ukrainian Rite, fruits are blessed.
It is a pious custom whereby the people express their
gratitude to God for the crops of the fields.
The Event of the Transfiguration August 6th
On the 6th of August, our Church celebrated the feast of the glorious Transfiguration of the Lord. The purpose of this feast is to celebrate that glorious event in the life of Jesus Christ, the Transfiguration, which some of the holy Fathers call the second Theophany.
The significance of this event is evident from the fact that three evangelists – Matthew, Mark and Luke – recorded it.
Originally, the feast of the Transfiguration was observed in February. However, since this joyful feast fell during the time of the Great Fast, its celebration was not in keeping with the spirit of fasting and penance. Therefore, it was transferred to the 6th of August.
The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve principal feasts of our Church, having a one-day pre-feast and a seven-day post-feast.
This feast falls during that time when the fruits of the earth reach maturity. From the earliest times in the Eastern Church, on this day fruit is blessed in thanksgiving to God for the first fruits of the earth.
The custom of blessing the first fruits in church was prescribed in the Cannons of the Holy Apostles at the end of the third century. Spiritual joy, admiration for the majesty of Christ, power, splendor, and the glorification of his Divinity radiate from the services of this feast.
The main theme and true purpose of the feast of the Transfiguration is profoundly dogmatic: it is the profession and the glorification of Christ’s Divinity.
In the Matins of the pre-feast we read: “Come, let us go forth up to the mountain and with faith we shall see the glorious Transfiguration of the Lord. Let us faithfully worship him and cry out: ‘You alone are God, who became incarnate and deified human kind.’”
Having before her eyes the glory of the Divinity of Christ, holy Church calls upon her faithful to go forth in spirit to the mountain of Tabor and be witnesses to this transfiguration: “Come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord, into the house of our God, and let us witness the glory of his Transfiguration, the glory as of the only-begotten Son of the Father. Let us receive light from light and being raised aloft in spirit, let us glorify the Trinity One Substance, forever.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week August 4 – 11 by Paul & Marion Rose for Special Intention.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all services in the month of August by Ilaria Roman in memory of Stanley, Helen and Thomas Roman & Elaine Roman Makowski.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: The gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market are being sold in our parish to make a few dollars profit. If you shop for food you can use these certificates as cash. They come in denominations of $5, $10, & $20. Saturday, see Ann Beshada and for Sunday attendance, Louise Hubiack will have them available. Please try to cooperate with this fund raiser.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH invites the public to a “Taste of the Parish,” August 12, 2012, from 12PM to 6PM, at the church hall and festival grounds, located at the corner of Bliss and Center Streets, in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Transfiguration Church is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this September, and the Taste of the Parish is the culmination of cultural and spiritual activities that have taken place throughout the year. Food will include a sampler platter of potato pancakes; pierogies; halushki; halupki; borscht; and kielbasa sliders. Beverage & dessert are included. Tickets are being pre-sold at $10. (Cost at the door is $12). The afternoon will also feature bingo, a basket raffle, and children’s games. Call 824-4603 for more information.

COOK BOOKS: The Parishioners of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Lyon, PA have completed a cookbook of 300 favorite recipes. The book is available for $10.00. Please contact Debbie at 736-6908 or Ann 735-5622.



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