TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 17, 2014

27 08 2014

Saturday, August 16 – 4:00 PM
THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania Blessing of Flowers
4:00 PM Olga Landisi – Dorothy Wujcik a Friend

Sunday, August 17 – 8:30 AM
THE DORMITION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Anointing of Holy Oil & Myrovania Blessing of Flowers
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Saturday, August 23 – 4:00 PM
Josephine Petro (40th Day) – sister Mildred Gomez

Sunday, August 24 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Independence of Ukraine.
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary
AUGUST 15TH
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 16 – 23 by Charles Drazba in memory of Veronica & John Carpa.

DEANERY YOUTH PICNIC: A Picnic for the youth of all the parishes in our North Anthracite Deanery will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Lackawanna State Park beginning at 10:00 AM. Father Dan Troyan will give an inspirational talk to the youth. All are invited to attend.

LUC MEETING AND ANNUAL PICNIC: North Anthracite Council – League of Ukrainian Catholics will hold a general meeting this Sunday, August 17, 2014 at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 706 North Warren Street, Berwick PA. Moleben prayer service will be served at 2:00pm, business session at 2:30pm followed by a picnic at the nearby Everett residence. Agenda will include the upcoming Sobor of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and the National Convention in Johnstown PA. For additional information contact: Dorothy Jamula, President at or any LUC member of the parish.

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