SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON JANUARY 27, 2013

25 01 2013

Saturday, Jan. 26
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, Jan. 27 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Jan. 30 THREE HOLY HIERARCHS
4:30 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, Jan. 31
9:30 AM Frank Dempsey – Diane Danik

Saturday, Feb. 2 ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD
BLESSING OF CANDLES
ANOINTING OF HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
4:00 PM Frank Dempsey – Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ruddy

Sunday, Feb. 3 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Lenten Season will begin on Monday, February 11th During this Spiritual Season we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross and Sorokousty following on Fridays at 6:30 PM. Please prepare for the Resurrection of Our Lord by attending all the Lenten Servicers.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of January 26 – February 2 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Michael, Sr. & Anna Kachinko.

HOLY SUPPER PICTURES: Father Volodymyr sent to The Way pictures he had taken at the Holy Supper and a nice write up. The copy of the pictures are on the vestibule board. Thank you Father for the publicity.

PORK & KAPUSTA DINNER: Saint Vladimir Zerby Ave Edwardsville PA (287-9718). is hosting a Pre-Lenten Pork & Cabbage dinner Sunday Feb 10th at 12:30pm in their parish hall. You are invited to join them for a home cooked meal of Pork, Kapusta, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veggies, Rolls, Dessert, and Beverages. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students age 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Advanced reservations only. Take-outs available.

PORK AND KAPUSTA DINNER: Father Myron Myronyuk and his Parish Family of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Scranton PA, cordially invite you to join us for our Pre-Lenten PORK & KAPUSTA FAMILY DINNER on Sunday, February 10, 2013, 12 noon at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue, between West Lackawanna Avenue and West Linden Street. Adults $13.00; Students $6.00 (age 6-12); Age 5 and under free. Advance reservations: Kathleen Izak (please do not call the church). Takeout’s: between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.
Menu: Slow roasted pork loin, homemade pan gravy, Ukrainian kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), real mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, applesauce, rolls, butter, dessert, coffee, tea, beverages. Welcome to our table!

MYASOPUSNA Tickets for Myasopusna 2013 are now available. Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, invites all to attend the annual Meatfare Celebration, Sunday, February 3, 2013, noon to 4:00pm. Dinner will be served from 12:30 to 2:00pm, featuring roast pork, kovbasa, varenyky, kapusta, borscht, black bread/butter, and dessert. TIckets are $13 ($10 if purchased before January 27). Entertainment will include the Holy Year Choir, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, and St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Dance Group. For tickets, contact Helen or Geri

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SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE JANUARY 20, 2013

17 01 2013

Saturday, January 19
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, January 20 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Thursday, January 24
4:00 PM Frank Dempsey – Paul Wilkes

Saturday, January 26

4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, January 27 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week, January 19 – 26, by Charles Drazba and Family in memory of Veronica Carpa.

COUNCIL MEETING: Our Parish Council will meet on Thursday, January 24, in the Church Hall at 6:30 PM. All members are asked to please try to attend.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please place your name, address and phone number in the collection basket or Father can be reached at 735-2262. Father would be pleased if everyone requested to this blessing.

MYASOPUSNA Tickets for Myasopusna 2013 are now available. Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, invites all to attend the annual Meatfare Celebration, Sunday, February 3, 2013, noon to 4:00pm. Dinner will be served from 12:30 to 2:00pm, featuring roast pork, kovbasa, varenyky, kapusta, borscht, black bread/butter, and dessert. TIckets are $13 ($10 if purchased before January 27). Entertainment will include the Holy Year Choir, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, and St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Dance Group. For tickets, contact Helen (735-4654) or Geri (824-3880)

THANKS: We wish to thank all those who were present to assist in dismantling the Nativity. We appreciate all the volunteer work that is extended to our Parish functions. God’s blessings to everyone who so kindly gives their time and energy to help in any way to make our church run smoothly.





SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY JANUARY 13, 2013

10 01 2013

Saturday, Jan. 12
4:00 PM Anna Soppeck – Daughter Dolores & Paul Hoover

Sunday, Jan.13 SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, Jan. 15
9:00 AM Leonard Lotrick – Wife Katherine Lotrick

Thursday, January 17
9:00 AM Frank Dempsey – Wife & Children (40th Day)

Saturday, January 19
4:00 PM Mary Ann Sawka – Thomas Sawka

Sunday, January 20 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Volodymyr 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.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, especially those in nursing facilities and hospitals.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
Jan. 12 -19 by Mary Oshirak in memory of her husband Theodore Oshirak.

HOLY SUPPER: Many thanks to those who attended our Parish Family Holy Supper last Sunday. Everyone enjoyed the dinner, the fellowship and the Christmas carol singing. Special thanks to all who brought cover dishes and monetary gifts donated. God’s blessing for a healthy and happy New Year.

BUILDING FUND: We wish to thank Mr. & Mrs. Peter Phillips and Ed & Rose Marie Smith for their donations to our parish Building/Improvement Fund in memory of Frank Dempsey.

STATEMENT: If you are interested in receiving a personal statement of your offerings please put you name in the collection basket or contact Ann Beshada. It will be available to you as soon as possible.

MYASOPUSNA Tickets for Myasopusna 2013 are now available. Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke, invites all to attend the annual Meatfare Celebration, Sunday, February 3, 2013, noon to 4:00pm. Dinner will be served from 12:30 to 2:00pm, featuring roast pork, kovbasa, varenyky, kapusta, borscht, black bread/butter, and dessert. Tickets are $13 ($10 if purchased before January 27). Entertainment will include the Holy Year Choir, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, and St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Dance Group. For tickets, contact Helen (735-4654) or Geri (824-3880)





THE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD JANUARY 6, 2013

9 01 2013

Saturday, Jan. 5 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD – Blessing of Holy Water
4:00 PM Helen Rundle – Mary Ann Kachinko
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

Sunday, Jan. 6 THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD
8:30 AM Compline Litya Service – Divine Liturgy
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
5:00 PM UKRAINIAN HOLY SUPPER

Thursday, Jan. 10
9:00 AM Mary Tomasik – Kopinski Family

Saturday, Jan. 12
4:00 PM Anna Soppeck – Daughter Dolores & Paul Hoover

Sunday, Jan. 13 SUNDAY AFTER THE THEOPHANY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

IT’S ANOTHER NEW YEAR……BUT FOR WHAT REASON?
“Happy New Year!” That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks, as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year’s Day in modern America was not always January 1.

ANCIENT NEW YEARS
The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).
The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical or agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary.
The Babylonian New Year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year’s Eve festivities pale in comparison.
The Romans continued to observe the New Year in late March, but various emperors continually tampered with their calendar so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun.
In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the New Year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian calendar. It again established January 1 as the New Year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days.

THE CHURCH’S VIEW OF NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Although in the first centuries AD the Romans continued celebrating the new year, the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism. But as Christianity became more widespread, the early church began having its own religious observances concurrently with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year’s Day was no different. New Years is still observed as the Feast of Christ’s Circumcision by some denominations. During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New Years. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by Western nations for only about the past 400 years.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week Jan. 5 – 12 by Michael & Dolores Sinko in memory of mother Helen Kurkoski.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn during all services in the month of January in memory of Thomas & Irene Gerzarowski requested by their daughter Sandy Gerzarowski.

BUILDING FUND: The donations of $300 received in the collection from Dec. 22/23, 2012 in memory of Frank Dempsey: Paul & Marion Rose, Nancy Palumbo, McDaniels, Piscorik & Drumward Families, Barbara & Al McLavich, Michaelene & Paul Wychak, Janice Schuh, Maureen Finnegan, Johanna & Robert Longenberger, Dempsey Family.
Our thanks and appreciation for the donations received toward our Building & Improvement Fund.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please place your name, address and phone number in the collection basket or Father can be reached at 735-2262. Father would be pleased if everyone requested to this blessing.. This is a yearly event and if at all possible you should bless your home.

MALANKA – Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Ukrainian New Year 9th Annual Dinner Dance –is scheduled for Friday evening, January 11, 2013 from 6:00pm to 1:00am at St. Vladimir Parish Center, Scranton. Tickets are $40.00 per person. For reservations or additional information contact Ann Beshada at 829-4202