15 08 2012

Saturday, August 11 – 4:00 PM
Elaine Makowski – Stephen Kozich

Sunday, August 12 – 8:30AM
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Wednesday, August 15 – 8:30 AM
Holy Day of Obligation-Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania
Blessing of Flowers

Thursday, August 16 – 9:00 AM
General Intention

Saturday, August 18 – 4:00 PM
Elaine Makowski – Regina Youshak

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30AM
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

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.

August 15th – The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This feast commemorates the happy death of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her death was so calm and free from pains and remorse’s that it seemed to be a “sleep.”
It is an article of faith that the Blessed Mother of our Savior was taken body and soul into heaven upon her death. Although the Blessed Virgin really died and her soul was separated from her body, the latter, however, was preserved from corruption and shortly afterwards was reunited to her soul. Thus the Blessed Virgin entered heaven with a glorified body and soul.
It is a matter of dispute whether our Lady died at Jerusalem or Ephesus where she was supposed to have lived with Saint John. Two cities claim to be the place of her departure. Since the feast of the “Assumption” or “Falling Asleep” of our Lady had been kept in Ephesus even in the first century, it is probable that the Mother of God completed her earthly life in that city of Asia Minor.
Neither do we know how many years after Christ’s death the Blessed Virgin remained on earth. Some writers affirm that she died at the age of seventy-two, that is, twenty two years after our Lord’s death.
The feast itself was introduced in the second or third century, for Pope Gelasius I (492-496), calls it very old in one of his letters. In the fifth century it spread to the whole Church.
After the Divine Liturgy the priest blesses the flowers, which the people bring to the church. After the sprinkling and blessing they take them home, using them in various ways as a blessed thing.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 11 – 18 by Helene Sirak in memory of her husband Michael Sirak.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Wednesday, August 15th is the FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and the custom of Blessing Flowers. Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania will be after the Blessing of flowers. Please keep this holy day by attending the Divine Liturgy. Father Popyk will be happy to see many for this Feast Day.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH invites the public to a “Taste of the Parish,” this Sunday, 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.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the parishioners who are in Nursing facilities, Hospitals and at home. Especially for Dolores Dubik wife of John Dubik, she has been hospitalized and possibly going to John Heinz. They need our prayers for God to help and keep them in His care.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: The gift certificates that can be used at the Plymouth Hometown Market are still available. 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.



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