TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DECEMBER 7, 2014

12 12 2014

Saturday, Dec.6 Nicholas of Myra Archbishop
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Theodore Soppeck – Paul & Dolores Hoover
Sunday, Dec. 7 TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Nicholas of Myra Archbishop
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Tuesday, Dec. 9 CONCEPTION OF ST. ANNE
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
4:00 PM Helen Sawka (40th Day) Linda Pick & Family
Thursday, Dec. 11
9;00 AM John Phillips – Brother Peter Phillips
Saturday, Dec. 13
4:00 PM Anna Phillips – Peter & Vivian Phillips
Sunday, Dec. 14 SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

CHUCH ENVELOPES: PLEASE DO NOT USE your 2014 Church Envelopes until the first of the year, so that you can be credited for that year. The Envelopes are very expensive to print and the use of the contents of envelopes is your duty as a parishioner. We all know the cost of utilities and the Church is a very expensive house of worship to heat, air, electric, water etc. Only a few of the parishioners are using the extra envelopes, so if at all possible use all your envelopes to support your Church.
Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, is one of the most popular Saints, especially among Eastern Christians. He won great esteem through his numerous works of mercy during his life and through great zeal in defending the divinity of Christ against the heretic Arius of the Council of Nicaea in 325. He is regarded as the Patron Saint of children. He was popularized in America by the Dutch puritans who disguised the “popish” Saint as a Nordic magician, called “Santa Claus.”
In 1087 Italian merchants brought St. Nicholas’ body to Bari in Italy from Asia. A perfumed oil is still flowing out of his holy relics.
Our prince Vsevolod Yaroslavych introduced his feast into Ukraine under Pope Urban II (1088-99). Saint Nicholas is very popular among our people, both Catholic and Orthodox.

PRAYER TO ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA
O Saint Nicholas, bountiful Father and special Patron of our Byzantine Catholic Church, You are a shepherd and teacher to all who invoke your protection, and who, by devout prayer, call upon you for aid. Hasten and save the flock of Christ from ravenous wolves; and by your holy prayers protect all Christians and save them from worldly disturbances, earthquakes, attacks from abroad, from internal strife, from famine, flood, fire, sword, and sudden death. As you had mercy on those three men in prison and saved them from the king’s wrath, now also have mercy on me who by word, deed, and thought have sunk into the darkness of sin, Save me from the just anger of God, and from eternal punishment. Through your intercession and aid as well as through his own mercy and grace, may Christ our God allow me to lead a tranquil and sinless life, and save me from standing at “his left,” but deem me worthy to stand at “his right” with all the Saints. Amen.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week Dec. 6 – 13 by Albert Ferkel in memory of Parents Albert Ferkel.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The Women’s Society will celebrate their annul Christmas Party this Sunday in the Church Hall at 1:00 PA. It was announced that the time was 1:30 but has been changed so please remember it is 1:00 PM.

PYROHY’S: We are very happy to report that the people that came to help with the Pyrohy Project was very appreciative. The amount of 435 dozen was prepared. We have a few dozen frozen pyrohy’s if you would like to purchase some at $7 a dozen.

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