THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS MARCH 3, 2013

6 03 2013

Saturday, March 2
4:00 PM Joseph Kosar – Mr. & Mrs. Frank Himeler

Sunday, March 3 THIRD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
VERNERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of the Cross – SS Peter & Paul, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wednesday, March 6
9:30 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Friday, March 8
6:30 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, March 9
4:00 PM Leonard Lotrick – Wife Katherine Lotrick

Sunday, March 10 FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Service of the Veneration of the Cross will follow the Divine Liturgy.
Please remain for this service.

THE CROSS IS…

The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, indeed, teaches us to understand the great significance the Holy Cross has for us, not only during the Lent, but also throughout our whole life. This Sunday tells us that wherever we find the Cross, there will we find strength, victory, salvation and the pledge of resurrection to eternal life of bliss.
To arouse ourselves to a greater veneration and love for the Holy Cross, let us frequently call to mind those profound thoughts expressed by the great venerator of the Holy Cross, St. Ephrem the Syrian in the following hymn:
“The Cross is – the resurrection of the dead.
The Cross is – the hope of Christians.
The Cross is – the staff of the lame.
The Cross is – the consolation of the poor.
The Cross is – the dethronement of the proud.
The Cross is – the hope of the hopeless.
The Cross is – the helm of those who sail.
The Cross is – the harbor of the storm-tossed.
The Cross is – the father of orphans.
The Cross is – the comfort of the afflicted
The Cross is – the protector of youth.
The Cross is – the glory of men.
The Cross is – the crown of the aged.
The Cross is – the purity of virgins.
The Cross is – the bread of the hungry and
the fountain of the thirsty.
…Therefore, let us make the sign of this Life-Giving Cross on our forehead, lips and breast…Let us not leave the Cross even for on hour, even for one moment, and let us not do anything without it, but whether we are going to sleep, or getting up; on land, sailing the sea, or crossing rivers, we should adorn all the members of our body with the sign of the Life-Giving Cross.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
March 2 – 9 Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Fred Uhas.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn at all services for the month of March requested by Paul & Marion Rose in memory of Michael & Nellie Fromel and John & Irene Rose.

BAPTISM: Welcome Colton John Park to our parish family. Colton was baptized last week in our church. He is the son of Gary and Nikki. God’s Blessing to the family.

FOOD SALE: St. Nicholas UCC, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon is sponsoring a Vegetable Soup, halushki & bake sale on Friday March 22, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the church hall. The price of the soup & halushki is $5.00 a quart. Order by calling Debbie or Karen by March 17, 2013.

ST. CYRIL’S CHOIR CD OR COOKBOOK: St. Cyril’s Choir, Olyphant has released their Christmas Album in CD format. The price for the CD is only $15. Also released in a new format is the Divine Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom, celebrated by Msgr. Stephen Hrynuck as sung by St. Cyril’s Choir. This historical DVD is available for $20. There is also an Easter Music CD available for $15. If you are interested in obtaining this material, please contact Glenda Marcinko at or you may contact Richard Barno to order CD’s. “Favorite From Our Best Cooks” Cookbooks volume 1 & 11, hardcover set for $25 are available for sale by contacting Laura Telep or Richard Barno

DEANERY STATION OF THE CROSS
Sunday, March 10 4:00 PM – St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon, PA
Sunday, March 17 4:00 PM – St. Vladimir, Edwardsville, PA

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