SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON JANuary 24, 2016

25 01 2016

Saturday, Jan. 23
4:00 PM ✞David Trimmel by wife Irine Quirien.

Sunday, Jan. 24 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Friday, Jan. 29 THREE HOLY HERARCHS
9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, Jan. 30
4:00 PM ✞ David Trimmel by wife Irine Quirien

Sunday, Jan. 31 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SOROKOUSTY: During the Lenten season on Fridays after the Stations of the Cross, Sorokousty service will follow. Envelopes are in your box for you to fill in for the request of having loved ones prayed for during this service. Please deposit the envelopes in the collection for the list to be prepared for this prayerful occasion.

Divine Liturgy: A request for a Divine Liturgy is available for Saturdays or Sundays. You may request one for the health of someone, in honor of anyone or for the deceased of your loved one. Envelopes are available in the vestibule for this offering.

THE RULE OF FINDING EASTER
Easter Day, upon which all movable feasts depend, is the first Sunday after the Full Moon. The date of Easter was determined by the council of Nicaea in 325. It must be celebrated on Sunday. This Sunday must come between March 21st and April 25th, after the March equinox which is fixed invariably in the calendar on the 21st of March, although the real Full Moon can happen before the 21st of March.
If this Full Moon comes on a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after. This was done in order to avoid having Easter coincide with the Jewish Passover.
Since Easter must be celebrated after the 21st of March, it cannot fall earlier than March 22nd, or later than April 25th.
Sometimes the Full Moon arrives on the 19th or the 20th of March; then Easter must be celebrated after the Full Moon of April. This April Full Moon falls at the latest on the 18th of April or 29 days afte4r the 20th of March. If in this case the 18th of April is Sunday, Easter must be celebrated on the following Sunday, or the 25th of April. Hence Easter Sunday cannot come earlier than the 22nd of March or later than the 25th of April.
 This ingeniously complicated method was invented by astronomer Lilius. It is entirely independent of astronomical tables, and thus all mistakes arising from the inevitable errors of tables or the uncertainty of observation are avoided and Easter is determined without the possibility of a mistake.
Some parishes follow both the Gregorian and the Julian Calendars, but in recent years more and more parishes are embracing the Gregorian calendar. The change of the Calendar does not affect any change of our Rite. The church services and our customs can be equally held according to both calendars.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of January 23-30 by Arlene Jones in memory of her parents Thomas & Anna Jones.

Piggie/Holubtsi Dinner: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes- Barre will hold a take-out Piggy/Holubtsi Dinner on Sunday, February 7th, 2016. Dinners may be picked up between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Parish School Hall, corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, Wilkes-Barre.  Dinner includes Piggy’s (meat stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter and dessert. Dinners will be $11.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (12 and under).  Walk-Ins Welcome but Reservations are encouraged, call (570)829-3051.

Myasopusna: Sunday, January 31, 2016, Transfiguration of Our Lord, will sponsor their annual Myasopusna (Meatfare) dinner from noon to 3:30 PM at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church Hall, Bliss & Center Street, Nanticoke, PA. Dinner Tickets are $15. (the day of) or $13 before Jan. 23. Doors open at 12 noon. Dinner is served 12:30 –1:30 PM, followed by entertainment.

NATIVITY: Our thanks to the men and women who volunteered their services to dismantle the Nativity Scene. When enough help is provided the job gets done properly. God’s blessing to those who devote the time spent for this project.

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