14 02 2014

Saturday, February 15
4:00 PM William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

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

Thursday, February 20
9:00 AM Anna Soppeck – Dolores & Paul Hoover

Saturday, February 22
4:00 PM Leonard Lotrick – Wife Katherine Lotrick

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

SOROKOUSTY ENVELOPES: Remember to submit your Sorokousty envelope for the names you would like to have remembered during the Lenten Season. This service is celebrated after the Stations on the Cross every week during Lent.

An Explanation of the Iconostas
In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis (plural: iconostases) is a wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church. Iconostasis also refers to a portable icon stand that can be placed anywhere within a church. The iconostasis evolved from the Byzantine templon, a process complete by the fifteenth century.
The word comes from the Greek εἰκονοστάσι(-ον) (eikonostási(-on), still in common use in Greece and Cyprus), which means “icon stand”.
The nave is the main body of the church where most of the worshippers stand, and the sanctuary is the area around the altar, east of the nave. The sanctuary is usually one to three steps higher than the nave. The Iconostasis does not sit directly on the edge of the sanctuary, but is usually set a few feet back from the edge of the top step. This forms a walkway in front of the iconostasis for the clergy, called a soleas. In the very center of the soleas is an extension (or thrust), often rounded, called the ambon, on which the deacon will stand to give litanies during the services.
The iconostasis typically has three openings or sets of doors: the Beautiful Gates or Holy Doors in the center, and the North and South Doors to either side. The Beautiful Gates are sometimes called the Royal Doors, but that name more properly belongs to the central doors connecting the narthex, or porch, to the nave.[1] They remain shut whenever a service is not being held. Modern custom as to when they should be opened during services varies depending upon jurisdiction and local custom. The North and South Doors are often called Deacons’ Doors because the deacons use them frequently. Icons of sainted deacons are often depicted on these doors (particularly St. Stephen the Protomartyr and St. Ephrem the Syrian). Alternatively, they may be called Angels’ Doors, and the Archangels Michael and Gabriel are often depicted there. The South Door is typically the “entrance” door, and Michael is depicted there because he is the “Defender”; the North Door is the “exit”, and Gabriel is depicted here because he is the “Messenger” of God. These doors may also be casually referred to as the “side doors

PIGGIE/HOLUBTSI DINNER – Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggie / Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parrish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Dinner includes Piggies (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert. Dinners will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (12 and under). Walk-Ins welcome but reservations are encouraged.

PYSANKY CLASS – SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA is offering classes on “HOW TO MAKE PYSANKY”. This will take place in SS Cyril and Methodius UCC Parish Hall, 207 River St., Olyphant, PA. The dates are Sunday, March 16, March 23, March 30 and April 6, 2014. Time is 1:45 PM and the cost for the lesson is $15 per person which includes egg, bees wax and stylist. Seating is limited to 25 persons per class. Contact Lauren Telep for reservations. One class lesson is sufficient to learn. It is Practice, Practice::::

WORKSHOP FOR THE SHROUD: The workshop for volunteers of informative services on the Shroud were held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in our Church at 6:00 PM. Father Dan Tryon presided at this workshop for volunteers from our Parish, Nanticoke, Wilkes-Barre, Edwardsville and Scranton. Father Dan, Father Paul and Father Volodymyr were present to help with this very important event. The turnout was great and well presented.
The next meeting for the preparations of the Shroud will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in our parish hall at 3:00 PM.

MARCH 14TH: Remember to keep the date, March 14, 2014 open for the presentation of the unveiling of “The Secrets of the Shroud” by the researcher and speaker on the Shroud of Turin – Russ Breault. Be sure to mention this occasion to your family, friends and neighbors. The presentation will be held in SS Peter & Paul, UCC, Plymouth, PA at 6:00 PM. All are invited to attend this spiritual event.
The replica Shroud of Turin display will be costly to the Parishes and we are asking you for any help you can provide to defray the cost. If you would like to make a good will offering please place your donation in an envelope and place in the collection basket. Any help in this cause will be greatly appreciated.

ALTAR WINE: Our thanks to an anonymous donor who so generously donated the cost of a case of Altar Wine. God’s blessings for this kind act.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
February 15 – 22 by Arlene Jones for the intention of God’s Blessings and good health for Virginia Jones.

LUC MEETING – North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a meeting this Sunday, February 16, 2014 in our Parish Church. Moleben prayer service will be served at 2:00 PM, business session at 2:30 PM followed by reception and fellowship. Our clergy and guests are warmly invited and all members are sincerely asked to attend. For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President; your pastor; or any LUC member of the parish.

MEATFARE SUNDAY: Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke, invites you to its Myasopusna dinner celebration on Meatfare Sunday, February 23rd, at the church hall, at Bliss and Center Streets. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m., and will include holuptsi, varenyky, kovbasa, green beans, black bread and butter, and dessert. Entertainment will follow at 1:30 pm, featuring the Holy Year Choir, Kazka, Saint Mary’s Dancers, and other entertainment. Dinner tickets are $15. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.



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