FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 20/21, 2016

1 11 2016

Saturday, August 20 – 4:00 PM Intention for all Living and deceased members of
SS Peter and Paul Women’s Society

Sunday, August 21 – 8:30 AM FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Saturday, August 27 – 4:00 PM ✞Julia Wido – Irene Sawicki

Sunday, August 28 – 8:30AM FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health for all parishioners.

OUR LITURGICAL YEAR
PART 1

Our Eastern Rite is a priceless heritage and treasure of the Eastern Church and our Ukrainian people. It is noted for the venerable antiquity, its profound content, its mysticism, symbolism, and magnificent liturgical ceremonies. Developed by the greatest and most gifted of the faithful of the Eastern Church of different ages, countries and peoples, it has been sanctified by the prayers, tears, and sacrifices of the saints, as well as by the blood of martyrs. Our Rite, a faithful reflection of our holy faith, beautifully harmonizes with the soul, mentality and character of our people.
An integral part of our Rite and its most beautiful expression is the Liturgical Year. It resembles a grand panorama in which we find painted in radiant and vivid colors the whole history of man’s redemption. During the Liturgical Year we have the opportunity to meditate upon and relive the glorious mysteries and events in the life of Jesus Christ and his most Holy Mother. It places before us, for our admiration and imitation, the heroic deeds and virtues of an immense throng of saints, martyrs and holy people. The Liturgical Year calls us to experience days of spiritual joy, jubilation and triumph as well as days of fasting, penance and holy sorrow for our sins.
What is the Liturgical Year
We call the Liturgical Year the ecclesiastical or Church Year, because it contains the Church Calendar, which in some respects is similar to and in others differs from the civil calendar. In the Eastern Church the Church Year differs from the civil calendar in that it does not begin the New Year with the first of January as does the civil year, but begins it with the first day of September, which is called the Beginning of the Indiction. This means that the whole cycle of our Church Year begins with the first of September and ends with the thirty first of the following August.
The beginning of the Indiction- A Church Feast
The first day of September was designated as the beginning of the Church Year, or as it was called in the Church Calendar, the beginning of the “New Year”, it assumed a religious character and became a feast of the Church, i. e., a day which had its own special liturgical service. On this day our Church commemorates the day on which Christ entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from the scrolls the words of the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord has been given me, for He anointed me… proclaim the Lord’s year of favor.” (Luke 2, 18-19) No reliable evidence exists to indicate when the beginning of the Indiction became a feast of the Church; we do know, however, that it already existed in the eighth century.
Part 11 next week…

WELCOME: We extend our welcome to our new administrator, Rev. Walter Pasicznyk, May he lead our parish in good faith and hope for an abundant future.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 20 – 27 by Ron & Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of Emily Hilenski.

HOAGIE SALE: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 153 E. Main St., Glen Lyon, PA is sponsoring a Turkey and Italian hoagie sale and bake sale, Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the church hall. The cost for either hoagie is $5.00. Orders can be placed by calling Debbie by August 28th.

RUMMAGE SALE: If you have any items to contribute to the Rummage sale, please bring them to the church or call any member of the Women’s Society. Any household items in good condition are accepted for the sale. Now is the time to get things together that you don’t want or need and contribute them to the sale to be held in October 2016.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Archbishop Stefan Soroka invites all our married faithful to join with him to celebrate their Wedding Anniversaries at a Divine Liturgy in our Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11 AM followed by a Banquet in their honor. Registration forms are available if you plan to attend. Deadline for registration is October 1, 2016.

LUC: The North Anthracite League of Ukrainians will meet after the Moleben that will be held at SS Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Berwick, PA. The Moleben to the Blessed Mother will be conducted at 3:00 PM on this Sunday, Aug. 21st. All are welcome to attend.

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