SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 13, 2014

15 07 2014

Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM God’s Blessing & Good Health –
William Kloap – Wife Florence Kloap & Family

Sunday, July 13 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 19
4:30 PM Theodosia Rembish – Jankowski Family

Sunday, July 20
8:30 AM SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SIX REASONS TO LIGHT CANDLES IN FRONT OF ICONS

Because our faith is light. Christ said, “I am the light of the world.” The light of a candle or vigil lamp reminds us of the light with which Christ illuminates our souls.

To remind us of the radiant character of the saint whose icon we light the candle in front of, for saints are called “sons of light” (John 12:36, Luke 16:8).

To serve as a reproach for our deeds of darkness, for our evil thoughts and desires, to call us to the path of evangelical light, and so that we zealously try to fulfill the Commandments of the Savior: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16).

So that the candle will be a small sacrifice to God, who gave Himself completely as a sacrifice for us, and as a small sign of our great gratitude and radiant love for Him from whom we ask life, health, salvation, peace and everything that only boundless heavenly love can bestow.

So terror will strike the evil powers that assail us and lead our thoughts away from the Creator, even at the time of prayer. The evil powers love darkness and tremble at every light, especially light that belongs to God and to those who reflect Him.

To remind us that the Creator created light before anything else: “And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Light must be present at the beginning of our spiritual lives, so that the light of Christ’s truth will shine within us before anything else. From the light of Christ’s truth every good is created, springs up, and grows within us.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 12 – 19 by Albert Piston in memory of his brother Daniel.

FLOWERS: Our thanks for 2 Bouquets of flowers donated this week by Florence Kloap & Family in memory of William Kloap. This is in remembrance of William & Florence Kloap wedding anniversary.

ALTAR CLOTHS: The blessing of the new set of Altar Cloths purchased in memory of Anna Dempsey will be held after this Saturday’s Divine Liturgy.

SEMINARY DAY: The 80th Annual Seminary Day will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 for 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at St, Nicholas Picnic Grove, RT 901 Primerose, Schuylkill, PA. Schedule of activities is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Parish Council held a meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Only a few members were present so not many things were discussed. The main item is the painting of the domes foundation. The white part should be painted and a few estimates must be given. All members of the church should have their dues paid to date and a new database must be compiled. A copy of this is to be sent to the Chancery. If you have any changes in your addresses or any other information please inform the office at your convenience.

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